Announcements

NIUWAT |ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

47th Annual Meeting of NOK Shareholders to be Held September 18, 2021, in Kodiak, Alaska.

Board Candidate Applications are Now Available and are Due June 4, 2021. 

The 47th Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Natives of Kodiak, Inc. will be held on Saturday, September 18th at 9:30 a.m. in Kodiak, Alaska at the Afognak Native Corporation Building, 300 Alimaq Drive. Sign-in will begin at 9:00 a.m. with breakfast and lunch provided. For the sixth year in a row, NOK will be offering shareholders an opportunity to participate at a distance. Watch for additional details in the mail closer to the Meeting date. And remember, virtual participants are eligible for Door Prizes! If you’re unable to attend the meeting in person, we hope you will join us virtually.


Board Candidates Sought

Elections for three (3) people to serve on the NOK Board of Directors for three-year terms ending in 2024 will be held at the 47th Annual Meeting. If you are interested in having your Board candidacy included in NOK’s Proxy Statement, please submit a completed Nomination Packet (available by contacting the NOK office or by downloading (PDF LINK HERE) no later than June 4, 2021. A reminder that, in accordance with NOK’s Drug Policy, all incoming Directors are required to pass a drug test prior to serving on the NOK Board.


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 shareholders@nativesofkodiak.com 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

Direct Deposit DeadlineAddress Change DeadlineDate of Distribution
2nd Qtr.06/09/202106/23/202106/30/2021
3rd Qtr.08/31/202109/23/202109/30/2021
4th Qtr.11/02/202111/03/202111/30/2021

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.