Update 2/23/14: The family of Brandon Muller announced that services will be held on Tuesday, February 25th at St. Innocent Orthodox Cathedral in Anchorage.
The Viewing is scheduled at 12:00 pm, Panikhida Service at 1:00, and burial at Angelus Memorial Park in Anchorage.
Like the rest of the community, ONC is grieved to hear of the recent loss of Brandon Muller, Ouzinkie descendant and son of Director Darren Muller. We are accepting donations for the family at both offices. Donations can also be made at Alaska USA in account 1538436.
May his family be comforted in this time of sorrow, and may his memory be eternal.
Ouzinkie Native Corporation, a village corporation, was formed July 23rd, 1973, as part of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971. In accordance with ANCSA, the US federal Government returned Alaska natives 44 million acres and $962.5 million in exchange for the termination of aboriginal land claims.
Under ANCSA, ONC was given a broad mission to manage an entitlement of 115,200 acres of surface estate and its share of $2,036,000, distributed out over a ten year period, of the $962.5 million dollar Alaska native fund resolved from this settlement.
This settlement soon led to the development of thirteen regional corporations and close to two hundred village corporations. Upon formation, Ouzinkie Native Corporation (ONC) had 339 original shareholders, all of Alutiiq descent, living in the village of Ouzinkie on Spruce Island, or who were originally from the village. Each shareholder received one hundred shares at incorporation that cannot be sold or traded.
Today there are approximately 477 shareholders by way of shares either inherited by new shareholders or were gifted to family members.
Cama'i The mission of the Ouzinkie Native Corporation is to develop profitable business enterprises to provide maximum financial return and other benefits to our shareholder
s while preserving our culture and protecting our lands
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