Shareholders: Events & News


ONC Board Selects Sharon Anderson to Fill Vacant Board Seat


On Monday, May 10, 2021, the Ouzinkie Native Corporation Board of Directors reviewed all candidates and selected shareholder Sharon Anderson by majority vote to fill the vacant board seat until the annual election on October 1, 2021.

Sharon was born and raised in Ouzinkie and is the daughter of Gene Anderson and Angeline Campfield. She earned a master’s degree in Rural Development from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, with a focus on small economies. She has over 20 years’ experience working in nonprofit organizations overseeing programs and projects that benefit Alaska Native People. She is the executive director of the Valdez Convention and Visitors Bureau and the former executive director for Spruce Island Development Corporation (SIDCO).

The board would like to thank all shareholders who submitted questionnaires to fill the vacant board seat and encourages interested shareholders to run for the board during the annual election this year. The statement of intent to run for the board in 2021 will be distributed on June 10, 2021 and due by August 6, 2021.


Alutiiq Plant Expert Gayla Pederson to Teach in Ouzinkie


The Alutiiq Plant Identification and Medicine Making Class is coming back to Ouzinkie! On July 13 and 14, 2021, ONC will host the class with openings for 15 shareholders to attend in person. The class will begin at 10 a.m. on July 13 for plant identification and a gathering walk. On July 14 at 10 a.m., the plants will be used to make salves, medicinal oils and lip balms.


Gayla Pedersen is an Sugpiaq/Alutiiq plant expert and has an extensive background in working with plants on Kodiak island that are consciously gathered. 


Local plant experts provide the ethnobotanical knowledge shared in the class. The knowledge has not been scientifically tested or verified. Gayla Pederson and Ouzinkie Native Corporation accept no responsibility for experimentation. Any experimentation with wild plants is done at the participants own risk.



Notice to Shareholders Regarding "Statement of Intent and Proxy Compliance Questionnaire 2021"


Interested in Running for the ONC Board?

Shareholders who would like to run for election to the Ouzinkie Native Corporation Board of Directors, who want to be included in ONC's proxy statement, must submit a “Statement of Intent and Proxy Statement Compliance Questionnaire" by 5 p.m., on Friday, August 6, 2021.

Statements can be:

• Mailed to, or delivered, to either office at:


Ouzinkie Native Corporation
P.O. Box 89, Ouzinkie, Alaska 99644 (907) 680-2208

Ouzinkie Native Corporation, 11001 O’Malley Centre Drive, Suite 105,
Anchorage, Alaska 99515 (907) 561-2452


• Faxed to (907) 561-2453 

• E-mailed to 

(Statements of Intent and Questionnaires submitted by email or fax will be considered timely only if the original signed Statement of Intent and Questionnaire is received at either office within 10 days after the deadline).​

You can download the “Statement of Intent and Proxy Statement Compliance Questionnaire,” by clicking on the button below. 

ONC Bylaws state that to serve on the ONC Board, each director shall be a shareholder of record owning at least 50 shares, a Native or Descendant of a Native, a resident of the state of Alaska, and a citizen of the United States.

If you have any questions, please call Ouzinkie Native Corporation at
(907) 519-8627 or email


ONC Board Maintains 2020 Quarterly Dividends at $30 Per Share; Elders' at $500 Monthly; and Approves a $5 Christmas Dividend

On December 12, 2019, the ONC Board of Directors voted to maintain the quarterly shareholder dividends at $30 per share for fiscal year 2020 and distribute a Christmas Dividend of $5 per share. Elders’ dividends (original Elders who are 65 years of age or older) will also remain at the current amount of $500 per month.

All Shareholders (18 and older) Need a Stock Will on File
to be Eligible for the $3,000 Burial Assistance

ONC provides a $3,000 Burial Assistance Program to all shareholders who are ineligible for the Death Benefit Settlement Trust or shareholders whose

benefits from the Death Benefit Settlement Trust are $3,000 or less.  According to ONC Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) 3.1, effective January 1, 2018, shareholders (18 and older only) must have a stock will form on file to be eligible for this benefit. Custodians of minor shareholders must also have a stock will on file. If you do not have a stock will on file yet, please contact any ONC office or Joan Chichenoff , Shareholder Records Coordinator, at 907.680.2208


Shareholders and descendants looking to achieve their vocational or career enhancement goals are encouraged to apply for a Ouzinkie Native Corporation (ONC) scholarship. Vocational and Career Enhancement scholarship applications are due 7 days BEFORE classes begin.


ONC offers $5,000 for vocational training (trade school, skilled trades) and up to $2,500 for career enhancement to cover tuition, fees, on-campus housing, books and materials. Funds are paid by ONC directly to the institution. 

CAREER ENHANCEMENT:  Up to $2,500 per calendar year will be granted to shareholders and descendants who are enrolled in accredited short-term certificate or licensing classes. (Examples: CDL, HAZWOPER, 6-Pack, outboard maintenance).


ELIGIBILITY: Open to shareholders and descendants of ONC. Students must be enrolled in an accredited vocational school or career enhancement program. Students must maintain a cumulative 2.0 G.P.A., or remain in good standing if the academic or training institution does not grade courses.


To complete an application visit or contact Vickie Novak, Shareholder Development Manager, at 907.680.2208.


ONC Records Information - W-4V Form/Stock Will Form

The Shareholder Records Department recently mailed a “Records Needed” letter to all shareholders who were missing recommended forms and contact information. The following is a breakdown of the information ONC needs to ensure each shareholder has accurate records on file:


Shareholder Record Information Request Form

Birth certificates and Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB) necessary for proper identification. 

Form W-9

Is the form that identifies the taxpayer (such as their social security number) who received the dividend. Under question 3 on the W-9 form, you would mark individual/sole proprietor or single-member, LLC.


Stock Will Forms

Each shareholder should have a stock will form on file to determine who will inherit their shares. ONC doesn’t allow shareholders to create new fractional shares by will or gift. Please do not split any fractional shares already owned. Definition of fractional share: Less than one share of stock;  eg. ¼;  1/3;  ½ of a stock.


If you have any questions on how to fill out the information needed on your forms, please call the main office at 1.800.680.2208 or 907.680.2208.

IT Support Technician Position - Anchorage, Alaska



IT Support Technician is an entry-level position responsible for installing, configuring, troubleshooting, and maintaining all desktop and notebook computers, mobile devices, and associated peripherals on the Katmai network.  The IT Support Technician will report to the Director of Information Technology and will work closely with other members of the Information Technology Department to support all end users.

Preference will be given to Ouzinkie Shareholders, Spouses of Shareholders, and Descendants of Shareholders in accordance with Title 43 U.S. Code 1626(g) and Title 42 U.S. Code 2003 - 2(i).

Major: Business Computer Info Systems

Virtual classes UAA

"The John Panamarioff Sr. scholarship has been helping me advance my education, albeit at a slow rate, for the last decade as my career path has slowly changed over time. As a first time applicant I was able to spend some time learning what it was that I wanted to do post-high school. Over the last several years, as my career has allowed, I have been able to apply for educational funding through ONC, as needed, that has helped me see the potentials on the horizon ahead of me. Without the support of ONC and the John Panamarioff Sr. scholarship I can definitively say that my career would not be nearly as successful as it has been. Quyanaa to the board, as well as the shareholders who support this program. It means a lot to me, and many other shareholders I have spoken with."


2020 1099 Tax Information

1099 Tax Information

Shareholders – Your total dividend distributions for 2020 from the trust are considered a non-taxable distribution to you. You will only receive a Form 1099-DIV if you elected to have additional Federal withholding on your distribution. If you had no withholding, your dividends were not reported to the IRS because they were non-taxable.
If you or your tax advisor have any questions, please contact BDO:
Zac Rankin, CPA
Tax Managing Director



Ouzinkie Native Corporation would like to announce that on Thursday, May 27, 2021, the Board of Directors elected officers at their quarterly board meeting in Kodiak, Alaska. Lorena Skonberg was elected chair, Harold Squartsoff was elected vice chair and Katherine Panamarioff was elected secretary. All officers will serve until the annual meeting election on Friday, October 1, 2021 that will be held in Ouzinkie, Alaska.


Lorena Skonberg, is the daughter of James Sr., and the late Marie Skonberg. Eldest granddaughter of Fred and Esther (Carlsen) Chernikoff and eldest great-granddaughter of Mike and Jenny (Torsen) Chernikoff. She grew up and graduated from high school in Ouzinkie. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy and Administration and an associate degree in Accounting. Her career has spanned 25+ years; employed by three statewide tribal organizations advocating for Alaska Natives, with 18 years in tribal health. She represents ONC on the Alutiiq Heritage Foundation board and serves as the Kodiak Villages representative on the Alaska Federation of Natives board. She was appointed to the ONC board in March 2014 and has been elected in 2015 and 2018.


Fuel Management/General Maintenance Apprentice

Must be an ONC shareholder or descendant

Location: OUZINKIE, AK US (Primary)

Job Type: Full-time

Job Description: Work Schedule Trainee, 30 hours per week.  Temporary 18-month position.  Typical work hours 9am-4pm depending on supervisor and need of company.



Fuel Maintenance/General Maintenance Apprentice is an entry-level position responsible for managing and monitoring the fuel tank farm and maintenance of buildings and property in Ouzinkie  The  Fuel Maintenance/General Maintenance Apprentice will report to the Fuel Maintenance/General Building Maintenance Manager and the General Manager. Manages and monitors the village’s fuel tank farm and distributes the fuel in the area as needed.  This includes the delivery of various fuels such as gasoline, diesel, propane and fuel oil to homes and commercial businesses upon request.   This position also includes general building maintenance for the company office including, but not limited to, plumbing, electrical, mechanical and aesthetics.  Snow removal is performed as necessary. Other duties as assigned that may not be listed.




Location: Anchorage, Alaska 


Open to shareholders and descendants only 

The intern will provide general project accounting support including, but not limited to, project setup, billing, revenue recognition, project related journal entries, data entry, reconciliations, project analysis, and filing.  Compute, classify, and record numerical data to keep financial records complete. Perform any combination of routine calculating, posting, and verifying duties to obtain primary financial data for use in maintaining accounting records. May also check the accuracy of figures, calculations, and postings pertaining to business transactions recorded by other workers.  Intern position reports to Katmai Government Services (KGS) Project Accountant Manager and may take guidance from personnel in other Finance departments.