Quyana Tailuci! Calista Corporation is providing and accepting enrollment applications from Descendants of original Calista Shareholders and Alaska Natives who were eligible to enroll as Shareholders in 1971 but did not. Calista issued the first Class C and Class D shares in December 2017. Enrollment continues.

Applicants and/or their legal representatives are encouraged to gather necessary verification documents in preparation for open enrollment.

In addition, Applicants and Sponsors will require information about the Original Shareholder(s) the Applicant is descended from — such as Calista Enrollment Number, first name, last name, year of birth, last four digits of Social Security Number, Village Corporation tie, and relationship to the Applicant.

How to apply:

  • Online via the enrollment website is the quickest method (latest versions of Google Chrome and Internet Explorer are supported browsers)
  • Visit Calista’s Bethel or Anchorage office (see contact info below)
  • Mail to the Anchorage office
  • Email to Shareholder Services
  • Fax via our secure line
  • Phone – an application can be started over the phone

Please share information about new Shareholder enrollment with family and friends. If you have any questions, or for more information about the new stock enrollment and acceptable verification documents, read below or contact the Enrollment Department at enroll (at) calistacorp (dot) com.

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ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • Descendant (Class C Life Estate Stock)

    To be eligible to apply for Class C stock, you must be able to answer yes to all three (3) criteria below:

    1) I am a lineal Descendant by birth or adoption of one original Calista Shareholder who received their shares directly from Calista, not through gifting or inheritance (in other words, a child, grandchild, great grandchild, and continuing on with each generation)

    2) I was born after December 18, 1971

    3) I have not enrolled as a Descendant in another ANCSA Regional Corporation

  • Missed Enrollee (Class D Life Estate Stock)

    To be eligible to apply for Class D stock, you must be able to answer yes to all five (5) criteria below:

    1) I was born on or before December 18, 1971

    2) I am/was a resident of or have birth or adopted family ties to the Calista Region

    3) I am a U.S. Citizen

    4) I have at least 1/4 (one-quarter) Alaska Native blood quantum

    5) I have not enrolled as an original or Missed Enrollee in Calista or another ANCSA Regional Corporation

  • Class C Verification Documents

    The following documents are required to verify proof of eligibility. Enrollment staff will begin verification only after all required supporting documents are received.

    Proof of Legal Name (one or more required):

    • Original or certified copy of birth certificate
    • Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB/CIB) issued by the Bureau of Indian Affairs
    • Tribal Identification Card issued by a federally-recognized Calista Region Tribe
    • Driver’s license or official identification card issued by a U.S. state, jurisdiction or territory
    • Social Security card
    • U.S. or foreign passport
    • U.S. military identification, military dependent identification or veteran’s identification

     

    –AND–

     

    If the current legal name is different from the name listed on the birth certificate or other verification documents, an applicant must provide proof of legal name change such as a marriage certificate, divorce/decree resolution decree, name change court order or adoption decree / court order

     

    Proof of Date of Birth (one (1) required):

    • Original or certified copy of birth certificate showing date of birth after December 18, 1971
    • Emancipated minor court document (for emancipated minors)
    • Marriage certificate (for emancipated minors)

     

    Proof of Lineal Descent from original Calista Shareholder (one (1) or more required):

    • Original or certified copy of birth certificate(s) identifying the applicant AND one natural parent, grandparent, or great grandparent, etc., linked to the applicant who is/was enrolled as an original Calista Shareholder who is a known Descendant of such a Shareholder –AND/OR–
    • Lineal descent affidavit identifying the applicant AND certifying the identity of one natural parent who is/was an original Calista Shareholder or Descendant of such a Shareholder (if one (1) or more parent who is an original Calista Shareholder is not listed on an applicant’s birth certificate) –OR–
    • Affidavit of cultural adoption identifying the applicant AND one (1) natural or adoptive parent who is/was an original Calista Shareholder or Descendant of such a Shareholder –OR–
    • Adoption form and decree / court order or Tribal resolution identifying the applicant AND one (1) natural or adoptive parent who is/was an original Calista Shareholder or Descendant of such a Shareholder
  • Class D Verification Documents

    The following documents are required to verify proof of eligibility. Enrollment staff will begin verification only after all required supporting documents are received.

    Proof of Legal Name (one (1) required):

    • Original or certified copy of birth certificate
    • Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB/CIB) issued by the Bureau of Indian Affairs
    • Tribal Identification Card issued by a federally-recognized Calista Region Tribe
    • Driver’s license or official identification card issued by a U.S. state, jurisdiction, or territory
    • Social Security card
    • U.S. or foreign passport
    • U.S. military identification, military dependent identification, or veteran’s identification

     

    –AND–

     

    If the current legal name is different from the name listed on the birth certificate or other verification documents, an applicant must provide proof of legal name change such as a marriage certificate, divorce / decree resolution decree, name change court order, or adoption decree / court order

     

    Proof of Date of Birth (one (1) required):

    • Original or certified copy of birth certificate showing date of birth on or before December 18, 1971
    • Affidavit showing birth date
    • Early public records listing date of birth for applicants who were not issued a birth certificate (such as baptismal record, census record, etc.)

     

    Proof of Ties to Calista Region and/or Lineal Descent from someone from the Calista Region (one (1) required):

    • Original or certified copy of birth certificate showing birth place in the Calista Region
    • Affidavit that the Native:
          • resided in the Calista Region on the 1970 census date (April 1, 1970)
          • resided in the Calista Region for a total of 10 or more years before the 1970 Census
          • identifies lineal descent from a parent, grandparent, great grandparent, etc. who is / was from the Calista Region
    • Adoption form and decree / court order or Tribal resolution that identify lineal ties to the Calista Region

     

    Proof of U.S. Citizenship (one required):

    • Original or certified copy of birth certificate showing birth in the United States
    • U.S. Passport
    • Certificate of citizenship
    • Early public records showing U.S. birth (such as baptismal record, census record, etc.)

     

    Proof of 1/4+ (one-quarter or more) Alaska Native Blood Quantum (one required):

    • Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB/CIB) issued by the Bureau of Indian Affairs
    • If no proof of blood quantum, an Affidavit – that the applicant AND his/her mother or father is/was regarded as Alaska Native – signed by a leader of any Native village or group which the applicant claims to be a member, such as the President of a village council or Chair of the Board of an ANCSA village corporation
  • Sponsor Verification Documents

    Sponsors are required to submit proof of identity and evidence of the relationship to or responsibility for a person before applying for an eligible minor or other adult. Enrollment staff will begin verification only after all required supporting documents are received.

     

    Proof of Legal Name (one (1) required):

    • Original or certified copy of birth certificate
    • Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB/CIB) issued by the Bureau of Indian Affairs
    • Tribal Identification Card issued by a federally-recognized Calista Region Tribe
    • Driver’s license or official identification card issued by a U.S. state, jurisdiction or territory
    • Social Security card
    • U.S. or foreign passport
    • U.S. military identification, military dependent identification or veteran’s identification

     

    –AND–

     

    If the current legal name is different from the name listed on the birth certificate or other verification documents, an applicant must provide proof of legal name change such as a marriage certificate, divorce/decree resolution decree, name change court order, or adoption decree/court order

     

    Identify Legal Representative (one (1) required):

    Legal documentation must be provided to establish proof of legal name and a fiduciary responsibility if a minor child’s natural parent is not listed on the birth certificate OR an adoptive parent is not listed on an adoption order or a Tribal adoption resolution OR to establish a legal relationship with an eligible adult.

     

    Depending on the relationship, this could include:

    • Court Order Appointing a Conservator, Custodian, Guardian or State Ward –OR–
    • Power of Attorney. If a fiduciary (agent) holds a Power of Attorney (POA) including a General POA, a Special Enrollment POA or a POA that specifically states that the authorized individual is authorized to do business on behalf of the applicant with Calista Corporation –OR–
    • Affidavit of personal representative or other written proof of trustee relationship. Calista’s enrollment affidavit forms are now available in the Forms, Documents section below.
  • Application Forms
  • Affidavits
  • Instructions and Fact Sheets
  • HOW TO APPLY

    5 options for applicants or their legal sponsors

    • Quickest! Visit the safe and secure enrollment website, create a profile, then complete and submit an online application.
    • Visit a Calista office (Bethel or Anchorage), where self-service stations to apply online will be available. 
    • Request a paper application form. Return the completed form and verification documents to Calista.
    • Download, complete and print a fillable electronic enrollment application form (in the Application Forms section above) and return it to Calista.

    The quickest method is to apply online.

  • WHAT HAPPENS AFTER APPLYING?

    Received Applications

    Upon receipt of a completed, signed and dated enrollment application (with all supporting documents or verification information), the application will be uploaded to the enrollment database. Once uploaded, an email notice will be delivered to the applicant or their legal representative, if an email has been provided. This notice acknowledges receipt of the application and informs the applicant of any missing documents or verification information.

  • Missing Information

    If missing information is not received, reminder notices will be sent periodically. Applicants will be advised their application will be verified once all supporting documents are received.

    Incomplete applications submitted without the necessary information or supporting documentation providing eligibility will be declined after ninety (90) calendar days.

  • Verified Applications - How Long

    Enrollment staff will only begin verification after all required supporting documents are received. Calista will strive to verify complete applications within sixty (60) business days. Once verified, applicants will receive a notice by email, if an email address has been provided.

    Receipt of an application is not a guarantee of eligibility for issuance of Class C or Class D shares.

    Once verified, application information will be forwarded to the Calista Shareholder Records Team for processing.

  • When Will Class C and Class D Shares be Eligible for a Calista Dividend?

    Once stock is issued, Class C and Class D shares would be eligible for the next declared dividend.

    Historically, the Board has declared two different types of dividends plus the Elders’ Benefit Program, which only original Shareholders are eligible to receive. Spring dividends are based on Shareholders’ equity for the prior three years. These dividends are generally distributed in April or May. Fall dividends come from the Akilista marketable securities portfolio, which saw its first distribution in 2014. This is an investment account created to provide an additional dividend not reliant on business operations. These dividends are generally distributed in November.

     

    Elders’ Benefit Program distributions are for original Shareholders. An Elder is someone 65 years of age or older. These distributions are generally sent out in late December. More than 60 percent of voting Shareholders approved this program through an advisory resolution during the 2007 Annual Meeting of Shareholders in Chevak, Alaska.

  • Appeals If Declined

    To appeal an application that has been declined, submit a written request for a review within 30 days of the notice of the declined application. The appeal may contain additional documents, records or other information to support the appeal. Contact the Enrollment Team for more information about the appeal process.

  • ENROLLMENT TEAM CONTACT INFORMATION

    Bethel Office

    Physical Address:

    313 Willow St., Bethel, Alaska

    Watson’s Corner, between the Legislative and former OCS offices, first floor entrance on parking lot side

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    Phone: 1-800-277-5516 or 907-543-5420

    Secure fax: 907-275-2905

    Email: enroll@calistacorp.com

     

    Anchorage Office

    Physical Address:

    5015 Business Park Blvd. (near C St. and International Blvd. in midtown)

    Enrollment: 1st floor

    Main offices: 3rd floor

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    Phone: 1-800-277-5516 or 907-275-2900

    Secure fax: 907-275-2905

    Email: enroll@calistacorp.com

    Mailing Address:

    5015 Business Park Blvd., Suite 3000

    Anchorage, Alaska 99503-7177