EXTENDED: Y-K Youth Summit Parent Release and Authorizations due by 3/17/2023

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Calista Corporation is very pleased that your student has been nominated by the school principal to participate in a one-day Calista Y-K Youth Summit on ANCSA.

In December 1971, Congress and President Nixon signed into law the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA). ANCSA extinguished aboriginal land title in Alaska and formed regional and village Alaska Native Corporations with three primary goals: to promote the socio-economic well-being of their respective regions or communities, to select and be stewards of a portion of Alaska Native homelands, and to be successful for-profit organizations.

More than 50 years later, ANCSA remains a mystery for many Alaskans, despite its profound impact on our lives. To help increase transparency and educate our younger generation, Calista Corporation (Calista) is hosting in Bethel a one-day Yukon-Kuskokwim Youth Summit to learn about the history, challenges, and opportunities of ANCSA.

To participate, the student’s parent/guardian must sign and agree to all releases and authorizations by March 17, 2023.

  • Summit date: March 29, 2023
  • Location: Bethel Cultural Center
  • Travel: Provided by Calista (airfare, shuttle to/from Cultural Center)
  • Schedule: Arrive late morning, sessions throughout the day, food, depart late afternoon
  • Parental/Guardian Release and Authorizations deadline: March 17, 2023