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ASRC Reacts to the passing of Albert Kookesh

Following the news that Sealaska director and former state lawmaker Albert Kookesh had passed away at the age of 72, Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (ASRC) is issuing the following statement:

“ASRC would like to pass along its heartfelt condolences to the family of Albert Kookesh, who passed away at his Angoon home. Albert leaves behind a legacy of fighting for the entire Alaska Native community, including those across his region of Southeast Alaska. He will be remembered for his lifetime of service to the people of Alaska, including as a state senator, state representative, AFN chairman, Sealaska director and Tlingit leader. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Sally as well as to his children, grandchildren and extended family members.”

About ASRC

Arctic Slope Regional Corporation is owned by and represents the business interests of the Arctic Slope Iñupiat. Since opening enrollment in 1989 to Alaska Natives born after 1971, the corporation’s shareholder base has nearly tripled, growing from the 3,700 original enrollees to approximately 13,000 today. Corporate headquarters are based in Utqiaġvik (Barrow), Alaska, with administrative and subsidiary offices located in Anchorage and throughout the United States. ASRC, along with its family of companies, is the largest Alaskan-owned company, employing approximately 13,500 people across Alaska and the Lower 48. The company has six major business segments: government contract services, petroleum refining and marketing, energy support services, industrial services, construction, and resource development.


Marie Duriez
Shareholder and Employee Communications Manager

Direct: 907.339.6889