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March 18, 2020 • COVID-19 Announcement

The Kootznoowoo, Inc. Board of Directors and Management have been closely monitoring the news about the spread of coronavirus (also known as COVID-19).  To date, the number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Alaska is low, but we know that this could change at any time. Kootznoowoo, Inc. is closely following the situation and we have contingency plans in place to ensure the safety of our employees and the continuity of our business. 

Starting today the Kootznoowoo, Inc. office in Juneau is closed to the public in an effort to stop the spread of coronavirus. Please contact Kootznoowoo, Inc. by phone (907) 790-2992, email: sking@kootznoowoo.com, through the website for any shareholder or business related needs. We expect the next 2 to 3 weeks to be informative of whether it will be necessary to close the Kootznoowoo, Inc. office in Juneau and postpone upcoming board and shareholder meetings.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the immediate health risk from coronavirus is considered low for the general public. However, the potential for a future public health threat is very high so we need to stay alert and vigilant. Public health efforts at this time are focused on both containing spread of coronavirus and mitigating its impact. 

 

The Kootznoowoo, Inc. Board of Directors and Management care deeply about the health and well-being of Kootznoowoo, Inc. Shareholders and their families. You all have an important role to play in getting prepared, staying healthy, and reducing the spread of COVID-19. Below are resources that are provided for your safety. As this virus outbreak evolves, we will keep our Shareholders updated on any impacts to Kootznoowoo, Inc. and the general public. We encourage you to regularly check the Kootznoowoo, Inc. website and our social media channels. 

Center for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

State of Alaska Department of Health and Social Services Website: http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/Epi/id/Pages/COVID-19/default.aspx

City and Borough of Juneau: https://beta.juneau.org/covid-19

 

KOOTZNOOWOO, INC. IS DEDICATED TO PROVIDING ECONOMIC BENEFITS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR TRIBAL MEMBER SHAREHOLDERS AND DESCENDANTS.

KOOTZNOOWOO, INC. IS DEDICATED TO PROVIDING ECONOMIC BENEFITS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR TRIBAL MEMBER SHAREHOLDERS AND DESCENDANTS.

Kootznoowoo was born as a result of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971. We are the corporation for the village of Angoon in Southeast Alaska which has a population of about 450 people. The majority of our shareholders are Tlingit Indian and have…

Initially, Kootznoowoo, like every other village corporations in Southeast Alaska, had the right to select a total of 23,040 acres in the immediate vicinity of its own home village. Through a series of negotiations, Kootznoowoo agreed to take entitlement to…

Though Kootznoowoo, Inc. is a for-profit business, as an Alaska Native Village Corporation, we embrace our duty of upholding the traditional values of our Tlingit ancestors while remaining watchful stewards over the land that we are entrusted. 

Kootznoowoo understands its responsibility in making sound investments and implementing responsible business practices that support financial stability to provide meaningful distributions to shareholders.

Kootznoowoo understands its responsibility in making sound investments and implementing responsible business practices that support financial stability to provide meaningful distributions to shareholders.

WE ARE STEWARDS OF OUR LAND

Initially, Kootznoowoo, like every other village corporations in Southeast Alaska, had the right to select a total of 23,040 acres in the immediate vicinity of its own home village. Through a series of negotiations, Kootznoowoo agreed to take entitlement to most of its lands on Prince of Wales- the third largest island in the United States (after the islands of Hawaii and Kodiak).

 

ANCSA provided Kootznoowoo with the right to select 21,400 acres of timberland off Admiralty Island. In the early 1980’s, Kootznoowoo made selections in the vicinity of Chomondeley Sound on the cast side of Prince of Wales Island. In addition, Kootznoowoo received the surface and subsurface estate to certain lands and around Angoon including a strip of shore land along Kootznoowoo Inlet, Mitchell Bay and Kanalku. 

Kootznoowoo’s management and board share a collective vision that through strong leadership, creative innovation, and steady growth, the corporation will be an example of economic success throughout the region.

Kootznoowoo understands its responsibility in making sound investments and implementing responsible business practices that support financial stability to provide meaningful distributions to shareholders.

MEET OUR BOARD

Kootznoowoo’s leadership team is focused on building businesses that are mindful of operating costs, employee productivity, and outstanding service. 

MELISSA M. KOOKEESH

MELISSA M. KOOKEESH

BOARD CHAIR

FRANK JACK III

FRANK JACK III

VICE CHAIR

COONEY STAR

COONEY STAR

TREASURER

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