NOK COVID Questionnaire due 10/12/2021!
As most of you are aware, our Corporation has finally received its share of the CARES Act money. The
CARES Act imposes a number of restrictions on how we can use this money (for example, we cannot
make an across-the-board distribution to all our shareholders and instead, we must use the CARES Act to
cover necessary expenditures incurred due to COVID-19 during the period March 1, 2020 to December
Below you will find a short questionnaire that we are asking each of our adult shareholders to complete
and return to us no later than 5:00 pm October 12, 2021. The questionnaire is NOT itself an application
to receive CARES ACT funds, and depending on what CARES program(s) the Board decides to adopt,
you will likely be asked to submit an application in the future to receive CARES Act money. The
importance of this survey is that the survey will provide your input to the Board as to which of the several
options that are listed in the questionnaire should be pursued. Your completed questionnaire will also
provide information on your own personal circumstances are regarding COVID-19.
If you complete, sign and return the questionnaire by 5:00 pm October 12, 2021 you will receive a check
from NOK for $ 100. There are several ways to return the questionnaire to us by this deadline:
- You can hand deliver it to DeeDee or David at the Corporate office in Kodiak
- You can scan and email the application to firstname.lastname@example.org
- You can photograph the document with your phone and email it to email@example.com
- It can be faxed to the office in Kodiak at (907) 486-2745
- If you need assistance, you can call DeeDee at (800) 648-8462 or (907) 486-3606
The questionnaire can also be found on the NOK Forms page.
NOK SHAREHOLDER SERVICES UPDATE
The office is now seeing shareholders by appointment if needed.
Staff may be reached by phone at (907) 512-7988 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for any shareholder service needs you may have.
Our thoughts are with each of you during these unprecedented times.
PLEASE CONTACT THE NOK OFFICE IF YOU NEED A DISTRIBUTION CHECK RE-ISSUED.
Forms may be downloaded from the Shareholder Forms page or may be obtained by contacting the NOK office.
2021 Distribution Dates
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NOK Announces Shareholder Wills Drive
All new Shareholder Will forms turned into the NOK office the first, second and third quarters of the year will be entered into a $150 drawing each quarter!
All shareholder Wills that are on file with NOK (previous and recently submitted) will be entered into a $500 drawing the fourth quarter!
As Alaska Native Corporation stock is not required to go through court system probate (due to specific provision of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act), NOK is able to work directly with family members to determine stock transfer. This is made much simpler when the shareholder has a Stock Will on file with NOK. And, as NOK Shareholder Permanent Fund Trust and NOK Benefits Trust Units are now required to be transferred only at the same time and in the same manner as corresponding shares of NOK Common Stock, only a single Will is required. NOK has a strict policy in place to keep Stock Wills confidential. Once checked for completion, Wills are sealed and retained in NOK’s confidential records. Stock Will contents are not disclosed to anyone - even family members - without expressed Shareholder permission.
While shares and corresponding Trust Units may be Willed to any person of choice, only shareholders who are descendants of a Native are entitled to vote their shares/Units. All shares and Units willed to a non-Native become non-voting and can only regain voting status if reverted to an Alaska Native in the future. A reminder that notary service is available free of charge at NOK’s Kodiak and Anchorage offices. Please call ahead to make sure notary services are available at the time you plan to stop by, and Elders please just let us know if you would like us to come to you. Will forms may be downloaded from the NOK website or by contacting the NOK office.