If you are an Ahtna shareholder, please contact the Shareholder Services department when you:
- Need to update your contact information (e.g. your mailing address or name).
- Have questions about your stock.
- Have questions about your shareholder benefits.
- Have questions regarding running for the Ahtna Board of Directors or a successor village organization.
The following forms can be downloaded and printed from your computer or you can request copies be mailed to you by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling (907) 822-3476.
Use this form to designate a custodian who will be responsible for Ahtna shares belonging to a minor (under 18 years old) who has received them through inheritance or gifting.
Use this form if you have Ahtna shares you would like to gift to a descendant of yours. In addition to this form, you will need to submit the following:
- Gift of Stock Form
- Original Birth Certificate
- Original Certificate of Indian Blood
- Copy of Social Security Card
There is no minimum Alaska Native blood quantum required for gifting stock; however, the person you are gifting shares to must be a direct descendant of yours.
Use this form to authorize direct deposit of any Ahtna dividends. You may also use it to change or cancel an account being used for direct deposit. Incomplete forms will not be accepted.
Use this form to renounce your interest in any Ahtna shares you may own.
Use this form to give authority to a personal representative to transfer your Ahtna shares in the event of your death.
Use this form if you are transferring your Ahtna shares to other persons or entities.
Use this form if you are the custodian of a minor who is entitled to shares that belonged to a deceased Ahtna shareholder.
Use this form if you are an heir who is entitled to shares that belonged to a deceased Ahtna shareholder.
Use this form to describe how you wish to distribute your Ahtna shares in the event of your death. You may direct shares back to the corporation or to other eligible persons or entities.
Use this form to request a new stock certificate to replace any lost, destroyed or mutilated stock certificates.
Use this form to update Ahtna on any change to your address or name. Legal changes only; proof must be provided.
*Note: If you are a Class L shareholder-owner, are of age and have received your high school diploma, GED or equivalent, please remember that Shareholder Services needs proof of graduation/completion, such as a copy of your diploma, so they can transfer your remaining shares to you. Class L stock is managed under a separate program from Graduate Gift requests and requires its own submission of proof of graduation for shares to be transferred.
Use this form to apply for a congratulatory gift provided by Ahtna to its shareholder graduates. Requirements for the gift include:
- Must be a shareholder
- Must be receiving a high school diploma/certificate of attendance/certificate of completion, GED, or Associate, Bachelor, Master, or Doctorate degree
- Must submit all documents as required within one (1) year following graduation or receipt of degree, diploma, or certificate. Required documents include graduate information form, w9 form (#14 on list, see below), and copy of diploma or degree*
Approved applicants will be officially recognized at the Annual Meeting; however, gifts will be tendered upon receipt of all necessary documents, at the discretion of management.
*Note: Graduate Gift requests are managed under a separate program from Class L stock and require their own submission of proof of graduation.
If filling out our graduate information form to receive our congratulatory graduate gift, please fill this form out as well and include as part of your packet. We may also request that you complete this form in conjunction with our other shareholder forms.
Ahtna provides a Potlatch fund in the amount of $8,000 to help defray expenses for the death of an Ahtna shareholder. Shareholders, their legal spouses, and their descendants (children & grandchildren) are eligible for the fund. Assistance is also available, upon request, for a funeral program, which includes design, printing, and folding.
For more information, please contact the Shareholder Services department directly at (907) 822-3476 or email@example.com.
The Merger Land Use Program (MLUP) allows for property leases of up to five (5) acres to eligible merged village shareholders. The MLUP Policies and Procedures can be viewed here: MLUP Polices and Procedures_2017.
Below are three things that you will need to start to complete the application process:
1. Determine how many former Village Corporation shares you own. If you don’t know, please contact the Shareholder Services department directly at (907) 822-3476 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. After you determine the number of Village shares you own, the Ahtna Land Department can assist you with maps of lands that are eligible to select from.
3. Complete the Ahtna MLUP Application. If you’re not certain of what lands you would like to select leave the “Description of Land Applied For” section blank.
4. Complete the Ahtna Testamentary Disposition. If you have questions with the Testamentary Disposition, please contact the Shareholder Services department directly at (907) 822-3476 or email@example.com.
After you return and complete the forms it will generally take approximately 6 -12 months to receive the property.
Shareholder Services FAQ
The Ahtna Shareholder Services Department is based out of Glennallen, Alaska, and is headed by Eileen Ewan, Shareholder Services Manager.
Ahtna Shareholder Services
PO Box 649
Glennallen, Alaska 99588
The Ahtna Shareholder Services Department is responsible for most issues relating to shareholders, including shareholder enrollment, shareholder relations, the processing and distribution of shareholder dividends, as well as providing shareholder benefits. If you are a shareholder seeking to learn more about what services and benefits you are entitled to, please contact the Ahtna Shareholder Services Department at (907) 822-3476 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ahtna originally enrolled 1,074 shareholders immediately following the passage of ANCSA. On June 7, 2008, Ahtna shareholders voted to extend stock ownership to lineal descendants of Ahtna shareholders that met the eligibility requirements for that stock and were born after December 18, 1971.
As of April 2019, there are 2,065 Ahtna shareholders, nearly half of whom are Class L shareholders.
No. As an Alaska Native corporation, Ahtna does not hold any publicly traded stock and shares are not legally allowed to be sold. Except for Class L stock, all classes of stock may be gifted or inherited.
Unless you are already an original Ahtna shareholder, there are only 3 ways to become an Ahtna shareholder:
- Inheriting shares
- Being gifted shares
- Becoming a Class L shareholder
Class L stock is a class of Ahtna stock that was created for the purpose of enrolling lineal descendants of original Ahtna shareholders who were born after December 18, 1971, provided they met certain eligibility requirements.
In order to become a Class L shareholder, applicants must be a lineal descendant of an original Ahtna shareholder; have ¼ or more Alaska Native blood quantum; be born after Dec. 18, 1971; be a United States citizen; and must not already be a shareholder of another regional corporation, unless through gifting or inheritance. Applicants must complete an application process that includes their application form, original birth certificate, original Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB), and additional forms if needed.
Note: If you are a Class L shareholder-owner, are of age and have received your high school diploma, GED or equivalent, please remember that Shareholder Services needs proof of graduation/completion, such as a copy of your diploma, so they can transfer your remaining shares to you. Class L stock is managed under a separate program from Graduate Gift requests and requires its own submission of proof of graduation for shares to be transferred.
For more information about Class L stock, please contact the Shareholder Services Department at (907) 822-3476 or email@example.com.
Shareholder forms can be found in the Forms section above. Physical copies can be obtained at the Glennallen or Anchorage offices or by contacting the Shareholder Services Department directly.
Ahtna staff at either of the Anchorage or Glennallen offices are certainly willing to assist shareholders in filling out shareholder forms, provided there is capacity to do so. Please note that the Shareholder Services Department is based out of Glennallen, and that the Anchorage office has limited staff who are able to assist with certain forms.
If you need help with any shareholder form, please call the Shareholder Services Department at (907) 822-3476 first before coming in.
Ahtna provides a congratulatory graduate gift to shareholders who’ve recently graduated with a high school diploma/certificate of attendance/certificate of completion, GED, college degree, or Ph. D.
The graduate gift is not automatic, however – shareholders must apply to receive the gift. This application includes the graduate gift form, w9 form, and a copy of their diploma or degree. All documents must be submitted to Ahtna within one (1) year following the shareholder’s graduation or receipt of degree, diploma or certificate. The graduate gift and w9 forms can be found in the Forms section of this website and at both the Glennallen and Anchorage offices. Graduate Gift requests are managed under a separate program from Class L stock and require their own submission of proof of graduation.
Shareholder graduates may also choose to be recognized in the Kanas shareholder newsletter, which is printed and distributed on a quarterly basis. Shareholders who wish to do so may send a business-appropriate photo of themselves to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the congratulatory graduate gift for shareholders, please contact Carlene Pete, Glennallen Office Manager at (907) 822-3495 or email@example.com.
Ahtna provides a Potlatch fund donation to the immediate family (legal spouses and/or descendants) of recently deceased shareholders, with the intent of defraying the cost of funeral expenses. Assistance is also available upon request with a funeral program or memorial pamphlet, which includes design, printing and folding.
If you have any questions or concerns about Ahtna’s memorial fund donation, please contact the Shareholder Services department at (907) 822-3476 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ahtna provides a memorial benefit to families of deceased shareholders to help defray funeral costs; a congratulatory graduate gift for shareholders who’ve recently completed high school, GED, college, or Ph.D.; as well as direct funding for the Ahtna Heritage Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides scholarships and other cultural benefits to Ahtna shareholders.
To learn more about the Ahtna Heritage Foundation, please visit their website at https://www.ahtnaheritage.org or contact them at (907) 822-5778.