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Early Bird Drawing Deadline Extended to May 22nd

April 30th, 2015



Dear Goldbelt Shareholder:

The deadline for the early bird drawing for voting in the 2015 election has been corrected to the close of business, 5:00 PM ADT, May 22, 2015. This has been done to ensure that Shareholders who live in more distant locations have the same opportunity to win an early bird prize as those who live in Southeast Alaska.

Please be sure to sign and date your completed proxy and then send it in soon.


Randy Wanamaker, Member

Nominations and Elections Committee

Voting Now Open for 2015 Board Elections

April 22nd, 2015

Ballots have been mailed for the 2015 election of the Goldbelt Board of Directors.  Three seats are up for re-election.  Shareholders whose proxies are voted and received by the Inspector of Elections by the May 2nd deadline will be eligible for the Early Bird drawing.  All shareholders will receive $50 for their first valid proxy that is voted.  For voting and election rules, please read the back of the proxy or the Proxy Statement.  You may download each below:

2015 Proxy Ballot

2015 Proxy Statement

For questions, please feel free to contact Shareholder Services at (907) 790-4990 or toll free (800) 770-5688.

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February Newsletter – Now Available

February 26th, 2015

The February issue of the Goldbelt quarterly newsletter is now available.

To download a PDF version, click here.

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Ancestral Trust Logo Contest

February 4th, 2015

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The Goldbelt Ancestral Trust is conducting a “Logo Contest”.  All Goldbelt and Sealaska Shareholders and Shareholder descendants are eligible to submit logo design entries.

Additional details and entry forms for the logo contest is posted on the Trust website at

The purpose of the contest is to select a permanent design for the Goldbelt Ancestral Trust letterhead and related business purposes. The logo design should reflect the Trust’s Southeast Alaska Native Heritage.

The contest opens on January 19, 2015 and closes March 18, 2015. The winning design will be announced shortly thereafter.

The prize for the logo contest is airline miles for two round trip tickets on Alaska Airlines. The mileage for the prize is being generously donated by Goldbelt, Incorporated.

All Goldbelt and Sealaska shareholders and descendants are encouraged to visit the Trust website to learn more about the logo contest and submit a design entry.  Individual questions can be directed to Trust Chairman, Randy Wanamaker at (907) 723-2228.

Now Available – 2015 Board Candidate Nomination Form

February 4th, 2015

At the next annual meeting scheduled for Saturday, June 6, 2015, at 11:00 AM, three seats for the Board of Directors will be open for election.

The Nominations & Elections Committee is now accepting nominations for candidates for election to the Board of Directors. If you wish to nominate a candidate, you must submit their name to the Nominations & Elections Committee by completing the form below.

Upon receipt of nomination, your nominee will be sent a Candidate’s Packet to them for completion. This packet describes the election procedure and also contains the Candidate Disclosure Questionnaire & Agreements. In accordance with the State of Alaska’s banking and securities laws, nominees must provide all the information requested in the candidate disclosure questionnaire. All criminal convictions or pleas of no contest must be disclosed (see candidate’s packet for more information).

The deadline for receipt of a candidate nomination is Friday, February 20th.  The completed candidate’s packet is Friday, February 27, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. The packet and all disclosures must be received at the office of the Inspector of Elections by the stated deadline in order for the nominee to become a viable candidate. Postmarks will not be considered. For more information, please contact Goldbelt at (907) 790-4990 or (800) 770-5866.

Completed candidate packets will be reviewed by the Nominations & Elections committee. Nominees will be formally announced with the publication of the 2015 Proxy Statement.

To download the 2015 Nomination Form click here.

President and CEO Richard Irwin Hired by the Board of Directors

February 2nd, 2015

November 25, 2014


Juneau, Alaska—After an extensive search, the Board of Directors has selected Richard Irwin as the next President and CEO of Goldbelt, Incorporated. The current President and CEO Robert Loiselle announced his retirement this summer. Mr. Irwin will begin on December 15, 2014.

“We chose Richard because of his extensive knowledge in government contracting and experience with 8(a) certified ANCSA corporations,” says Chairman Joe Kahklen. “We are looking forward to moving Goldbelt to the next level with Richard’s knowledge and experience.” 

Richard Irwin began his government career with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). His many years with the CIA provided him with knowledge in foreign governments, Federal, state, local, and the private sector.

At the request of the CIA’s Executive Director, Mr. Irwin developed and implemented plans and procedures focusing on prevention and preparedness to decrease threats to the CIA after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Afterwards, Mr. Irwin was deployed to Afghanistan to develop and implement security/force protection measures. After distinguishing himself in Afghanistan, Mr. Irwin was assigned to the White House to serve as the Director of Incident Management in the Office of Homeland Security. Mr. Irwin was elevated to the position of Director of Incident Management for the Homeland Security Council, serving in this capacity until he was appointed Director of Incident Management for the US Department of Homeland Security at the request of the DHS Secretary.

Mr. Irwin departed DHS and retired from the CIA, and began as Vice President of Alutiiq’s Homeland Security Division. In this position he oversaw the growth of the ANCSA corporation from 3,600 employees to 7,200 employees as well as increasing revenues from $150M to $880M.

Mr. Irwin is also the author of KH601 “And Ye Shall Know the Truth and the Truth Shall Make You Free”, My Life in the Central Intelligence Agency, published by Fortis Publishing in May 2010.

“I welcome the opportunity to serve Goldbelt as its new President and CEO and look forward to working with the Board of Directors, the Goldbelt management team, and all of Goldbelt’s employees in ensuring that Goldbelt continues to be a successful Alaska Native Urban Corporation,” Richard states. “I am honored to represent this great company and am committed to seeing that it continues to make a significant and positive difference in the lives of its shareholders while preserving the rich culture and heritage of the Tlingit and Haida people.”   

Board Approves Fall 2014 Dividend

October 9th, 2014

Fall Newsletter – Now Available

September 26th, 2014

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Summer 2014 Kookénaa Newsletter – Now Available

August 13th, 2014

To download a PDF version of the newsletter, click here.

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Press Release – President & CEO Robert Loiselle to Retire

June 23rd, 2014

Bob Loiselle Retirement Press Release (06-23-14)