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Endorsed Board Nominee Richard Rinehart

In my time on our board, we have made many strategic moves bringing us from losing money to making substantial profits. We have used our profits in many ways, including:

  • Paying out higher dividends;
  • Added $10 million to our scholarship fund;
  • Put $6 million in the Deishu Memorial Fund;
  • Set aside $10 million to preserve our Native languages;
  • Used $10 million to create the Seacoast Trust.

We will continue to grow our profits and this will enable us to make even more progress on our commitment to the economic, social and cultural benefit of all our Sealaska shareholders including our future generations.

Haa Aaní.· When our land was taken away we have lost our at.oow, a vital connection we have with our spiritual environment. We have been cut off from this spiritual relationship with our land and made us spiritually destitute.

  • Alaska Native Veterans Allotments: I will continue push for land in SE Alaska for our Vets.
  • Alaska Natives Without Land:
    I strongly support the Landless effort and will fight for Our Land.

I respectfully ask for your votes,
Gunalcheesh, Háw’aa.

AGE: 62
CITY/ STATE: Kenmore, Washington

OCCUPATION: Tlingit and Haida Tribal Business Corporation, Chief Executive Officer. He is also the owner and president of Raven Potlatch Development, LLC and owner and managing member of Raven Potlatch Real Estate, LLC.

CURRENT AND PREVIOUS POSITIONS WITHIN SEALASKA CORPORATION AND/OR SEALASKA SUBSIDIARIES:
Richard has been a member of the Sealaska Board of Directors since 2013. Vice chair of the Sealaska Audit
Committee and member of the Finance Committee. Richard serves as chair of the Haa Aaní, LLC Board of Managers and a member of the Sealaska Settlement Trust Fund. He was a former chief financial officer of Sealaska Corporation.

DIRECTORSHIP(S) HELD IN OTHER ENTITIES: Director on Tlingit Haida Tribal Business Corporation.
EDUCATION: Master of Business Administration from Portland State University and a Bachelor of Science from Portland State University.

AFFILIATIONS: Member of the Shx’at Kw6an Dancers and ANB Camp 4 of Wrangell. Richard is Tlingit/Raven, Kiks.ádi (Frog Clan), Gagaan Hít (Sun House), Teeyhíttaan yádi (child of), and Haida. His Tlingit names are Du aani Kax Naalei and Tashee.