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Board Announces Good News for Shareholders

Board Announces Good News for Shareholders

Kootznoowoo Inc. board chair Eunice James announces good news for shareholders. In December 2021, and March 2022, the Kootznoowoo, Inc. Board of Directors passed resolutions to invest ten percent of all income received through the corporation's Carbon Credit Program...

Canoe Project Completed with Dedication in Angoon

Canoe Project Completed with Dedication in Angoon

Kootznoowoo, Inc. marked the completion of the dugout Canoe Project with a formal ceremony and dedication in Angoon.  The event began with a walk down Front Street in Angoon to celebrate the strength and resiliency of the People of Angoon and honor the precious lives...

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...

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