FAIRBANKS — Doyon, Limited, announced Friday that shareholders elected or re-elected four people to the Fairbanks-based corporation’s board of directors.
The election occurred at Doyon’s annual shareholders meeting at the Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Conference Center.
Shareholders elected Betty Huntington, Jerry Isaac, Sonta Hamilton-Roach and Miranda Wright. The four will each serve a three-year term on the 13-member board of the Alaska Native regional corporation serving Interior Alaska.
A Doyon news release stated shareholders received reports about the corporation’s fiscal 2018 performance and corporate initiatives and goals.
Emil Notti, the first president of the Alaska Federation of Natives, gave the keynote address and “spoke of the history of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, the strength and stamina of Alaska Native people, the work that still needs to be completed, and the future of Doyon and its shareholders,” according to the Doyon news release.
Notti was a central figure in the Alaska Native lands claim movement that culminated with President Richard Nixon’s signing of ANCSA on Dec. 18, 1971.
Shareholder of the year awards were also announced.
Roy Nictune, of Alatna and Bettles, received the Citizen of the Year Award.
Tanna Carter, of Minto, received the Richard Frank Military Service Award.
Sheree Titus, of Northway, received the Chief Andrew Isaac Leadership Award.
Doyon Limited is one of 13 corporations established under ANCSA to manage land and money granted to Alaska Natives in return for extinguishing claims to certain lands and thereby allowing construction of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline to proceed.
Doyon has businesses in oilfield services, government contracting and tourism and is also the largest private landowner in Alaska and one of the largest private landowners in North America.
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