Board Appoints James Craig

IMG_5174The Board of Directors of Shee Atiká, Incorporated is pleased to announce that effective October 16, 2017, James Craig has been appointed to Shee Atiká’s Board to succeed Francine Eddy Jones.   Shee Atiká is the corporation established under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) for the Alaska Natives historically residing in and around Sitka, Alaska.

Dr. Cameron said, “Francine Eddy Jones has been a Shee Atiká Director for over 22 years, so as you can imagine, finding a successor to fill her seat was a challenge for the Board.  James has a winning combination of education, work experience, and a willingness to serve his people.  We are confident he will be a great Director.  The Board deeply appreciates all the work Francine has done on behalf of Shee Atiká and its shareholders.”

James is a Kiks.ádi clan member from the Clay House in Sitka.  James, a Raven/Frog, is the son of the late Arlene Gamble and the late Darin Craig and the grandson of Arthur Gamble and Anita Wright, both deceased.  He is a past recipient of the Shee Atiká Scholarship Program, most recently completing his Master’s Degree of Public Administration in Tribal Governance from the Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA.  James has experience working for ANCSA Corporations, government agencies, and Tribal entities.  He currently lives in Chadron, NE with his girlfriend, Sarah Zephier.

James said, “I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as a director for Shee Atiká shareholders. I am excited for this opportunity and I am willing to learn and be fully engaged. I know our best days have yet to come.  I am fully committed and dedicated to achieving positive results. I’d like to thank Francine Eddy Jones for her service, and will strive to work as hard as she did, Gunalcheesh!”

Mrs. Jones said, “I am very pleased with the Board’s selection of James. He has many strengths and experiences that will make him a strong asset to serving as a Shee Atiká Director.  I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to the shareholders that have supported me over the years and ask that you extend your full support to James. He is a young leader that has much to contribute to uphold the mission of the corporation.”

Please help us welcome James!