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Announcement for Renewable Energy in Angoon

Announcement for Renewable Energy in Angoon

For Immediate Release U.S.D.A. FOREST SERVICE AND KOOTZNOOWOO, INC. ANNOUNCE PLAN TO DEVELOP RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR ANGOON On September 23, 2022, the USDA Forest Service and Kootznoowoo, Incorporated announced a cooperative effort to continue the development of the...

KPFST Announces October 2022 Distribution Amount

KPFST Announces October 2022 Distribution Amount

The Trustees of the Kootznoowoo Permanent Settlement Trust (KPFST) announce that the October 1, 2023, distribution from KPFST will be in the amount of $3.48 per trust unit. Income to the Trust is averaged over a five-year period for purposes of calculating...

Canoe Project Update & Steaming in the Juneau Empire

Canoe Project Update & Steaming in the Juneau Empire

On September 7, 20220, the Juneau Empire printed the story, "Chipping away the past: Dugout canoe means healing for Angoon." The article, which was written by Clarise Larson provided an update on The Canoe Project that is being co-sponsored by Kootznoowoo, Inc. and...

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. 

EUNICE E. JAMES

EUNICE E. JAMES

BOARD CHAIR

MARY JEAN JACKSON

MARY JEAN JACKSON

VICE CHAIR

ELLA BENNETT

ELLA BENNETT

SECRETARY