Calista CARES Act Assistance Program

Frequently Asked Questions | Eligible Calista Corporation Shareholders financially harmed by the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for assistance through the 2020 CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund through Nov. 30.

Augustine Hamner Assists Rural Alaska and Continues Education
Augustine Hamner, with village ties to Chuathbaluk, has her heart set on mechanical engineering, and she’s already well on her way. Upcoming Spring Term deadline is December 1.
Calista Intern Assists with Remote Field Work
Calista Shareholder Tatiana Korthuis had a unique opportunity to intern on our lands in the Calista Region during Summer 2021.
Calista Extends CARES Application Deadline
Facing a federal deadline, Calista extends CARES deadline to November 30 at 11:59pm. FINAL opportunity for Shareholders who haven’t applied.
Calista Corp VP Tisha Kuhns awarded Native American 40 Under 40 Award
Kuhns is one of two Calista Shareholders and four Alaska Native women selected for a prestigious award from the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development.
Calista Education and Culture Publishes Book About Ircenrraat
Our Elders’ ircenrraat stories have now been published in a new book, “Ircenrraat: Other-than-human Persons,” by Alice Rearden, Marie Meade, Mark John and Ann Fienup-Riordan, available through the Alaska Native Language Center.
Yup’ik Teaching Moment: Upingarrlainarluni
The Yup’ik phrase for “Always Being Prepared” is Upingarrlainarluni (UU-BEENG-ah-lai-na-ah-LOO-ni). Presented by Calista Education and Culture, Inc.
Largest Akilista Distribution Approved
The 2021 Akilista distribution will be mailed to Shareholders on or before November 19.
Preserving Our Culture – Calista Education & Culture, Inc.
Today, on Indigenous People’s Day, we honor the culture and traditions of the Yup’ik, Cup’ik and Athabascan peoples of the Calista Region. Quyana to Calista Education and Culture, Inc., for your work to preserve Yuuyaraq, our traditional way of being.
Calista sends salmon to Lower Yukon
5,000 pounds of salmon purchased by Calista, Donlin Gold and Nova Minerals is on its way to several Yukon River area communities.