Ahtna Subsidiary Acquires Leading Dredging and Civil Construction Firm

November 18, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Anchorage, Alaska – Ahtna Marine & Construction Company, LLC (AMCC), an Ahtna, Inc. company, has finalized acquisition of Cavache, Inc. a Florida-based dredging and civil construction firm. Cavache has been in operation for over 15 years and it’s 20 employees and vessel and marine equipment assets will be transitioned under AMCC. “Cavache has an excellent reputation with their clients and the acquisition will bolster our strategic objective to expand operations throughout the Southeast region of the country,” said Craig O’Rourke, AMCC president. Cavache specializes in hydraulic and mechanical dredging services in lakes, ports, rivers, ...
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Ahtna, Inc. Directors Select Cecil Sanford to Fill Board Seat

Ahtna, Inc.’s Board of Directors is proud to announce the selection of Cecil Sanford as a new board member. Sanford is filling the Seat H Mentasta Lake seat on Ahtna, Inc.’s 13-member board. Pursuant to the Ahtna bylaws, the Board of Directors selected Sanford by a majority vote at a meeting held on Thursday, October 3, 2019. Sanford will serve the remainder of the Mentasta seat term that ends in 2021. Sanford currently lives in Copper Center but spent most of her life in Mentasta Lake Village. Her grandparents and mentors are Huston and Jenny Sanford (Mentasta) and Herman and ...
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Ahtna Announces Largest Shareholder Dividend in Company History

November 5, 2019 Anchorage, Alaska – On November 5, 2019, in accordance with the Earnings Distribution Policy, the Trustees of Ahtna Hwt'aene (People’s) Trust formally declared a record-high shareholder distribution for 2019 of $15.08 per share. The distribution will be made to all shareholders of record as of November 4, 2019.  The distribution amount per share has more than tripled in just two years and is the highest dividend/distribution per share in the history of Ahtna. In addition, a distribution of $1,000 per eligible Elder as of November 4, 2019 was declared. Since 2009, an Elder distribution to original shareholders ...
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Alaska Travelers Will See New Interpretive Signs Along Highways in the Ahtna Region

Glennallen, Alaska – With the help of funding from the Bureau of Indian Affairs, visitors to the Ahtna region can learn about the traditional, cultural and historic features indigenous to the area through a series of six interpretive signs. Ahtna, Inc. is the only Alaska Native Regional Corporation whose villages are all connected by the road system and the signs were installed at highway viewpoints throughout the region this summer. They are located along the Glenn Highway (near Gunsight Mountain at the Camp Creek pullout), the Richardson Highway (near Hogan Hill and the Willow Lake pullout), the Tok Highway (milepost ...
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Ahtna, Inc. Releases Regional Map App

The Ahtna Land department has developed a mapping app to help locals and visitors to the region determine who owns the land they are exploring. The app clearly shows property boundaries and public and private land ownership in the Region. Your mobile device’s GPS interacts with the map to give you real-time location-based intelligence. An Ahtna Land Use Permit is required for activities on Ahtna lands and the app can help you plan accordingly.  Visit www.ahtna-inc.com/land-permits for details on purchasing an Ahtna Land Use permit. Using the app you can search for locations, view the land ownership legend, measure distances ...
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A Message From Ahtna, Inc. Regarding the Port Isabel Detention Center (PIDC)

Published June 26, 2019 The Port Isabel Detention Center (PIDC) in Los Fresnos, TX has been in the news lately in connection with the ongoing national discussion regarding U.S. immigration policies. Ahtna Support and Training Services (AhtnaSTS)[1] has a contract to provide detention center services at PIDC, and a story by The Daily Beast contained several inaccuracies and misrepresentations about our management of this facility. We wanted to take a moment to clarify a few key facts – and address how the core values of our corporation with regard to respect, safety, quality and integrity guide every aspect of the ...
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Ahtna, Inc. Mourns Passing of Board Member Franklin John

Glennallen, Alaska – Ahtna, Inc. and the Ahtna people are mourning the loss of beloved Board Member Franklin John. Franklin passed away Friday, June 21, 2019 surrounded by family in Anchorage, AK. He was the son of subsistence rights advocate Katie John and often spoke of the influence she had on him.  She was the one who taught him the old ways of living off the land that he enjoyed sharing with others. “Franklin was a friend and a colleague, and we are forever grateful for his leadership as a member of the Ahtna Board. He loved his people and ...
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Ahtna Netiye’ Announces New Vice President of Business Development, Eric McLaurin

Anchorage, Alaska – Ahtna Netiye’, LLC is pleased to announce that Eric McLaurin has joined the Ahtna team as the new vice president of business development. Eric will be responsible for identifying strategic business opportunities and fostering strong industry relationships. Eric has a military background and brings over 28 years of Federal business development experience across engineering, construction, base operations and support, facility management, environmental, disaster recovery and information technology programs. He has directed business units of varying sizes with staff located throughout the U.S. and at international sites. Eric holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Southern University ...
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Ahtna, Inc. Urges Support of Senate Bill 78 Establishing May 31 as Katie John Day

A bill for an act establishing May 31 as Katie John Day: Katie John Day is established on May 31 of each year to honor Ahtna Athabascan elder Katie John for her mentoring and advocacy in defense of Alaska Native customary and traditional hunting, fishing, and gathering rights. Katie John Day may be observed by suitable observances and exercises by civic groups and the public. You Can Help by Testifying: The hearing on SB 78 in the Senate State Affairs Committee will be open to public testimony. The meeting is scheduled to start at 1:30 pm this Thursday, April 4th ...
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Ahtna People Mourn the Loss of Ahtna, Inc.’s First President and Beloved Elder Robert Marshall

Glennallen, Alaska – The Ahtna people are mourning the loss of beloved Elder, leader and first president of Ahtna, Incorporated - Mr. Robert Marshall. Mr. Marshall passed away Sunday, March 31, 2019 at Tazlina, Alaska. A well-known and respected Ahtna leader, Mr. Marshall served his people in various capacities throughout his life and was instrumental in the formation of Ahtna, Inc. and the Copper River Native Association (CRNA). To honor his contributions through the years, CRNA’s new building is named the Robert Marshall Building. Even his traditional name 'Kensal canan', which means "Leader Man comes back with a boat," highlights ...
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