|WELCOME TO KAVILCO|
ELEANOR L. HADDEN, DIRECTOR
As an Anthropologist, Eleanor is trained to critically analyze observations which will prove very useful to the Board and to the shareholders of Kavilco. Eleanor’s volunteer work is also very impressive. Eleanor has been a volunteer with the Kasaan Haida Heritage Foundation since 2004 and has helped with the Kavilco annual dinner and auction on many occasions. Eleanor was also the lead interviewer in the “Kasaan Elders Speak” project.
We look forward to working with Eleanor Hadden as a new member on the Kavilco Board of Directors as we know that she will continue to work hard for Kavilco shareholders.
Kavilco Incorporated is a southeast Alaska Native village corporation created under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) in 1973 with 120 original shareholders.
The Kavilco name was created with much thought. KA came from the Kasaan; VIL represents the Native Village of Kasaan; and CO represents the Company. Kasaan (Gasa'aan) is the only known permanent Haida village on the east coast of Prince of Wales Island, located on the north shore of Skowl Arm. Kasaan is a Tlingit word meaning “only place that looked good” or “pretty place,” but can also be translated as “town on a rock.”
Kavilco’s plaque and logo reads “Hale Alaska Indian Descendants All” which stands for HAIDA. Carved on the plaque are mountains, a long house, a totem, and water. The mountains represent future revenues as well as hunting areas. The long house and totem represents the past. The blue water is the fishing area around the Village of Kasaan from which our ancestors made their living.
In 1989, Kavilco Incorporated began operating as a Registered Investment Company, as defined by the Investment Company Act of 1940.
KASAAN HAIDA HERITAGE FOUNDATION
2013 KAVILCO NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER
HELP SAVE THE WHALE HOUSE The only remaining Haida clan house in the United States is located in the village of Kasaan, on Prince of Wales Island in southern Southeast Alaska. Your purchase of a shirt will go to help repair the Whale House. To purchase a shirt click here.
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