Open Letter to Sealaska Shareholders
By Martha Gallagher
February 06, 2006
In the January Sealaska newsletter you will find an article about
ANWR revenue sharing. Development in this region could produce
billions of dollars in oil and gas profits that would potentially
benefit all Alaska Native Corporation shareholders. The Sealaska
Board of Directors approves any proposed legislation that ensures
the sharing of ANWR revenues among all regional and village corporation
Congress will be deciding in the next two weeks whether all Alaska
Native people will benefit financially from ANWR. We must act
Whatever your position on ANWR, we hope you will show your support
for all Alaska Natives by asking for revenue sharing.
How You Can Help - Contact Senator Ted Stevens, Senator Lisa
Murkowski and Representative Don Young to require that any legislation
authorizing oil and gas development include an amendment requiring
How You Can Reach Them - Sealaska recommends contacting members
of the Alaska delegation by phone and email.
To ensure your elected officials get the most important messages,
we recommend the following format:
Introduce yourself as a concerned Sealaska shareholder. Be respectful
but firm and mention the following points:
1) ANCSA was created with the intent to support all Alaska Natives.
Revenue sharing is a key part of ANCSA.
2) Over the years, revenue sharing has led Sealaska alone to
contribute over $300 million, benefiting 80,000 Native shareholders
of all regional corporations.
3) Please ensure any legislation authorizing oil and gas development
in ANWR includes an amendment requiring revenue sharing.
Ketchikan, AK - USA
About: Martha J. Gallagher
is a Sealaska Shareholder. She was born and raised in Alaska,
as were her parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents.
Contact the Alaska delegation at their Washington, D.C. offices.
Or you may leave messages at an Alaska Delegation Office in your
Senator Ted Stevens
Senator Lisa Murkowski
Representative Don Young
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