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Calista Opposes Ballot Measure 2

Oct. 13, 2014

Calista Corporation's Board of Directors Oppose Ballot Measure 2

(Anchorage, Alaska) - Through a unanimous vote, the Calista Corporation Board of Directors oppose Ballot Measure 2, the Alaska Marijuana Legalization measure.

The use of marijuana, which is illegal under federal law, has been found to be detrimental to health, behavior and well-being. The Board and Calista management believe legalized recreational marijuana will have adverse impacts on communities throughout the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.

The Alaska Department of Labor reports that as of August 2014, the unemployment rate in the Bethel Census Area is 16 percent and a staggering 22.8 percent in the Wade Hampton Census Area. This compares to the state and national unemployment averages, which are both 6.3 percent.

One key standard for employment is to be free of illicit drugs. The Y-K Delta needs public support and legislation that aim to promote work environments free of...

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Calista's New Shareholder Hires


August 5, 2014

Calista Corporation Welcomes Shareholder Hires

(Anchorage, Alaska) - Calista Corporation proudly welcomes Shareholders George Owletuck and Kirsten Kinegak-Friday to the team of employees. Both have impressive resumes and bring several years of experience to the corporation.

Owletuck is the government relations liaison and is responsible for coordinating, developing and conducting activities related to federal, state and local government relations. Owletuck served in the U.S. Air Force and has previously worked for the late U.S. Senator Ted Stevens. He is a former University of Alaska Fairbanks professor and has held numerous leadership positions in the areas of fisheries, the environment and natural resources.

Kinegak-Friday is associate general counsel at Calista. She is a graduate of Stanford University and University of California, Los Angeles School of Law. Her main legal focus has been on Alaska Native Corporations...

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