…Our hearts tell us that we must share…
John Angaiak, Calista Director, 1987-2002 and 2004-2016

About Calista

Please read through FAQ sections to see if we've anticipated your question!  If you didn’t find an answer to your question, don’t hesitate to contact our Enrollment Team.  We’re here to help. You can email us at enroll@calistacorp.com or contact us at one of the following locations:

In Bethel:
Calista Corporation Enrollment
OFFICE:  313 Willow Street
Located behind the State of Alaska Legislative Office off Ridgecrest just northwest of Watson’s Corner
MAILING ADDRESS:  P. O. Box 929, Bethel, AK 99559
(907) 543-5420

In Anchorage:
Calista Corporation Enrollment
OFFICE:  5015 Business Park Boulevard, Suite 1300
Located near C Street and West International Airport Boulevard
MAILING ADDRESS:  5015 Business Park Boulevard, Suite 3000
Anchorage, AK 99503-7177
(907) 275-2900 | (800) 277-5516 (Toll-Free)
(907) 275-2905 (Confidential and Secure Fax)
enroll@calistacorp.com

Calista Corporation is working for you to

  • Increase Calista Shareholder and Descendant jobs, services, and benefits
  • Maximize profits and build diverse, strong business lines
  • Optimize the value of Calista’s natural resources
  • Promote in-Region business development
  • Integrity and highest ethical standards
  • Respect of self and others
  • Communication that is open, consistent, and two-way
  • Dedication and loyalty to corporate vision / mission, people, and customers
  • Teamwork and meeting our commitments to one another
  • Continuous improvement, development, and learning in all we do
  • Cultural pride and respect for diversity of people, cultures, and ideas
  • Performance with professionalism and recognition of positive results
  • Service—Shareholder, customer, and public

Calista | The Worker

Calista Corporation was established under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 (ANCSA). Our mission is to increase Shareholder benefits and economic opportunities through innovation, growth, leadership, execution, and financial discipline.

In 1971, the landmark Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) was signed, addressing the issue of Alaska Native land rights. ANCSA created 12 regional corporations and over 230 village corporations to receive money and manage lands on behalf of their Shareholders. ANCSA requires Alaska Natives to enroll with a corporation to receive benefits from the settlement. The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) accepts the applications and then assigns which regional corporation an applicant will be enrolled in as a Shareholder.

Shareholders are owners in a corporation. They elect a Board of Directors which then hires and evaluates a President to lead corporate business. Working together, this team of people is able to accomplish much more than they could alone.

Calista Education and Culture, Inc. (CEC), is a nonprofit organization affiliated with Calista Corporation. The mission of CEC is to celebrate and promote Yuuyaraq, the traditional/cultural way of being in the Calista Region which inspires and encourages our people to achieve their dreams through education. CEC offers scholarships, a culture camp, burial assistance, and other Shareholder and Descendant benefits. 

For more information: Calista Education and Culture

The mission of Calista Corporation is to increase Shareholder benefits and economic opportunities through innovation, growth, leadership, execution and financial discipline.

The second largest of the original 13 Alaska Native Regional Corporations by number of original Shareholders, Calista Corporation was established under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 (ANCSA). The Calista Region encompasses more than 6.5 million acres. Forty six (46) ANCSA village corporations were incorporated in the Calista Region, including ten (10) villages which later merged as The Kuskokwim Corporation. Calista provides scholarships, dividends, and Elders’ Benefit Program distributions to Shareholders and Descendants.

Calista Corporation is the parent company of over 35 subsidiaries in the following industries: military defense contracting, construction, communications, real estate, environmental and natural resource development, and information technology.

Calista is headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska, and has an office in Bethel as well as operations throughout Alaska, in other United States, and in other countries.

Find Calista on the web, on Facebook, and Twitter.

For more information: Calista's Facebook Page

An Alaska Native Corporation that is the standard for economic success and corporate responsibility.

Calista is owned by Alaska Native Shareholders who have family ties to the Calista Region – the area covered by the Association of Village Council Presidents – and those non-voting, non-Native Shareholders who received shares from Alaska Native Shareholders through gifting and inheritance.

Application, Verification, Approval, Appeal Processes

Certified copies of birth certificates and delayed birth certificates may be obtained from the State Department of Health and Social Services Bureau of Vital Statistics in the State where the person was born.

For more information about obtaining a certified birth certificate for a person born in Alaska, in Anchorage, visit the Bureau of Vital Statistics at 3601 C Street, Suite 128, Anchorage, AK 99503. Call (907) 269-0991. Fax (907) 269-0994.

In Juneau, call (907) 465-339. Fax (907) 465-3618. Write to Bureau of Vital Statistics, P. O. Box 110675, Juneau, AK 99811-0675. Visit 5441 Commercial Boulevard.

Obtain a request form online at http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/VitalStats/Documents/birth/birth_form.pdf

Requests must be signed and include a copy of a government-issued picture ID of the person requesting the birth record. A fee of $30 is required. Mailed requests are processed within two to three weeks after receipt. An $11 fee is charged for expedited (rush) requests made by fax and are processed within three business days.

More information is available also online at http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/VitalStats/Pages/birth/default.aspx,

For births outside of Alaska, find out more information at http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w.htm.

For more information: Obtain a request form

The Shareholder may call or visit Shareholder Services in Anchorage at (907) 275-2800 or (800) 277-5516 and provide the Shareholder’s legal name, date of birth, and Social Security number for verification purposes and the enrollment number will be provided.

EASIEST! Applicants and sponsors can submit scans of required verification documents directly to the enroll.mycalista.com web portal during the application process.

Calista Enrollment staff will inspect, scan, and upload verification documents from mailed, emailed, and securely faxed applications and during assisted application appointments starting in February.  These scans will be uploaded directly into our secure database.

An email or mailed notice will be generated at approximately 30 and 60 calendar days after receipt of incomplete applications to remind applicants with pending applications to submit required information and documents. The reminders will state that, if required information and documents are still not received and the application cannot be evaluated against acceptance criteria, after 90 calendar days a notice will be sent that the incomplete application is declined.

There are four ways to submit required supporting documents to Calista.

1.  UPLOAD required documents at enroll.mycalista.com web portal during the online application process

2.  VISIT the Calista offices in Bethel or Anchorage to deliver required documents

In Bethel:
313 Willow Street
Located behind the State of Alaska Legislative Office off Ridgecrest just northwest of Watson’s Corner

In Anchorage:
5015 Business Park Boulevard, Suite 1300
Located near C Street and West International Airport Boulevard

3.  BRING required documents to an Enrollment Team visiting your community. Documents will be verified, scanned, and returned to the applicant or legal representative.  Visit calistacorp.com/enroll for updates about Enrollment Team travel to the Calista Region in Spring of 2017.

4.  MAIL required documents to Calista. Submit photocopies, except for the birth certificate, which must be an original or certified copy.  

      Anchorage:
      Calista Corporation Enrollment
      5015 Business Park Boulevard, Suite 3000
      Anchorage, AK 99503-7177

There are five ways for an applicant or legal sponsor to complete, sign, and date a Class C or Class D enrollment application form.

  1. Easiest! Visit this safe and secure enrollment web portal.  Create a profile, then complete and submit an online application.
  2. Visit a Calista office in Bethel or Anchorage.  Appointments can be scheduled for an Enrollment Team member to assist you during business hours, 8:00am-5:00pm generally.
  3. Request a paper application form.  Forms will be mailed or emailed at the end of each week.  Return the completed form with verification documents to Calista.
  4. Download, complete, and print a fillable electronic enrollment application form from the Calista website at calistacorp.com/enroll and return it to Calista.
  5. Traveling teams may again visit Calista Region communities to assist residents with application completion.  Please call for further information.

The easiest method is applying online.

Completed applications and verification documents may be delivered, mailed, emailed, or faxed to

Calista Corporation Enrollment
MAILING:  5015 Business Park Blvd, Suite 3000
OFFICE:  5015 Business Park Blvd, Suite 1300
Located near C Street and West International Airport Boulevard
Anchorage, AK 99503-7177
(907) 275-2905 (Secure Fax)
enroll@calistacorp.com

Or delivered in Bethel to

Calista Corporation Enrollment
OFFICE:  313 Willow Street
Located behind the State of Alaska Legislative Office off Ridgecrest just northwest of Watson’s Corner

Note: Applicants are discouraged from submitting original documents. Submit photocopies only, except the birth certificate, which must be an original or certified copy. Calista will return original documents required to verify eligibility after documents are reviewed and scanned into the enrollment database.

The Calista Corporation Enrollment webpage contains an information section called GATHER NECESSARY VERIFICATION DOCUMENTS.  This is an important preparation step for applying for enrollment for Applicants and/or their legal representatives.

In addition, information about the Original Shareholder(s) the Applicant is descended from -- such as Calista Enrollment Number, legal first name, legal last name, year of birth, last four digits of Social Security Number, Village Corporation tie (if any), and relationship to the Applicant -- will be useful for the application process.

Calista will issue a notice to you by email or mail. If you don't have email, you may also check your status in the Inbox tab of the enroll.mycalista.com web portal by logging in with the username and password you created during signup.

Calista will issue a notice to you by email or mail. If you don't have email, you may also check your status in the Inbox tab of the enroll.mycalista.com web portal by logging in with the username and password you created during signup.

When the initial enrollment application period is opened, application form demographic information and documents establishing eligibility will be captured electronically. Data and documents will be verified using standardized eligibility criteria.

Applicants who have not submitted required documentation will receive a reminder email or letter at regular intervals of approximately 30 and 60 days.  Applications missing required information or required documentation will be declined after 90 days.

Be prepared to provide the following information to establish eligibility.

For myself?

  1. Provide legal first and last name, gender, Social Security number, date of birth, mailing address, daytime phone number, and email address (optional) of the applicant.
  2. Indicate whether you are already a Calista Shareholder by inheritance or gifting.
  3. For Class C applicants, confirm that you are not enrolled as a Descendant in another ANCSA Regional Corporation.
  4. For Class D applicants, confirm that you are not enrolled as an Original or Missed Enrollee Shareholder in Calista or another ANCSA Regional Corporation, including the dissolved 13th Regional Corporation, and provide information to establish your ties to the Calista Region.
  5. If you are already a Calista Shareholder by inheritance or gifting from a natural or adoptive parent, grandparent, or great-grandparent, etc., who was an original Calista Shareholder, and you know your enrollment number, provide your 13-digit Calista enrollment number 03-XXX-XXXXXXXX.
  6. Provide demographic information to establish Lineal Descent to one original Calista Shareholder.
        a.  Provide the original Calista Shareholder’s legal name and Calista enrollment number or
        b.  Provide the original Calista Shareholder’s legal name and two of the following four:  Calista Region Village Corporation Tie or year of birth or gender or last 4 of Social Security number, and if alive, mailing address, daytime phone number, and email address (optional).
        c.  Note: Village designation for new Class C and Class D Shareholders will be assigned based on the Calista Region village corporation designation of one parent, grandparent, great-grandparent, etc., chosen by the shareholder applicant for the Calista Board of Director’s intention to spread new Shareholders across Calista Board member units. Therefore, applicants with parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, etc., enrolled in more than one Calista village corporation must decide which village corporation to associate with their Calista enrollment for the purposes of determining Calista unit affiliation.
  7. Note: A sponsor eligible for Class C or Class D enrollment must have an eligible application on file before the sponsor’s additional application for a minor child or another adult will be verified. Each minor child application may have only one sponsor.

Sponsor for an eligible minor child?

Sponsor Information:

  1. An enrollment application cannot be submitted for a minor child unless a sponsor shows proof of identity and evidence of the relationship to or responsibility for a minor child. A sponsor must meet one of the following requirements:
  2.     a.  I am the natural or adoptive parent of the minor child, or
        b.  I am the legal guardian of the minor child, or
        c.  I am the custodian of the minor child, or
        d.  I am the conservator of the minor child,  or
        e.  I hold legal power of attorney for the minor child
    Simply having permission from a parent or legal representative is not valid, whether it is verbal or in writing. A copy of legal documentation must be submitted with the application to prove the sponsor is an authorized representative. If a copy of the appropriate legal documentation is not received by Calista to authorize the signature, the application will be declined. See calistacorp.com/enroll for a list of acceptable verification documents.
  3. Provide legal name, Social Security number, year of birth, mailing address, daytime phone number, email address (optional), and state type of authorized legal representative (parent, custodian, guardian, or power of attorney).
  4. If the eligible sponsor is also applying for Class C or Class D enrollment, the sponsor must have an eligible application on file before the minor child’s application will be verified. Each minor child application may have only one sponsor.
  5. A minor child application can be electronically signed within the sponsor’s enroll.mycalista.com account if such an account exists.
  6. If the eligible sponsor has not received a minor child’s certified birth certificate and the minor child has not been linked to an original Calista Shareholder and verified as a known proposed, potential, or established rightful heir who is a lineal descendant of an original Calista Shareholder, the sponsor will be prompted to submit an application for the minor child and submit the birth certificate once it is received. The minor child’s application will not be verified until an original or certified copy of a birth certificate is received by Calista.
  7. Emancipated minors: An “emancipated minor” is an individual under the age of 18 years who has been legally declared responsible for him or herself by the Superior Court of the State of Alaska or other U.S. jurisdiction. An emancipated minor applying for Class C enrollment should submit an application for him or herself. A copy of court documents granting “emancipated minor status” must also be submitted.
  8. Married minors: A minor who is married and under the age of 18 should submit an application for him or herself.  A copy of the marriage certificate must be submitted with the application.

Applicant Information:

  1. Provide legal name, Social Security number, date of birth, mailing address, phone number, and email address (optional) of Class C applicant.
  2. Confirm the Class C applicant is not enrolled as a Descendant in another ANCSA Regional Corporation.
  3. Provide demographic information to establish Lineal Descent of applicant to one original Calista Shareholder.
        a.  Provide the original Calista Shareholder’s legal name and Calista enrollment number or
        b.  Provide the original Calista Shareholder’s legal name and two of the following four:  Calista Region Village Corporation Tie or year of birth or gender or last 4 of Social Security number, and if alive, mailing address, daytime phone number, and email address (optional).
  4. If an eligible sponsor receives an error message during the online application process, indicating an application has already been submitted for the minor child, the sponsor is requested to contact Calista Enrollment for instructions.

Sponsor for an eligible adult?

Sponsor Information:

  1. An enrollment application cannot be submitted for another adult, including a spouse or adult child, unless you show proof of identify and evidence of the relationship to, or responsibility for, a person. To be a sponsor, you must meet one of the following requirements:
        a.  I am the authorized representative of the disabled or legally incompetent adult, or
        b.  I am the legal guardian or conservator of the adult, or
        c.  I hold legal power of attorney for the adult
    Simply having permission from another adult is not valid, whether it is verbal or in writing. A copy of the legal documentation must be submitted with the enrollment application to prove you are an authorized representative. If a copy of the appropriate legal documentation is not received by Calista to authorize the signature, the application will be declined. Go to calistacorp.com/enroll for a list of acceptable verification documents.
  2. Provide legal name, gender, Social Security number, year of birth, mailing address, daytime phone number(s), email address (optional) and state type of authorized legal representative (conservator, custodian, guardian, or power of attorney).
  3. Note: If the eligible sponsor is also applying for Class C or Class D enrollment, the sponsor must have an eligible application on file before the other adult application will be verified. Each adult application may have only one sponsor.
  4. If the eligible sponsor is an organization, indicate the organization name and the Calista Entity Number (88-888-8XXXXXXX) if known.
  5. If an eligible sponsor receives an error message during the online application process, indicating an application has already been submitted for the other adult, the eligible sponsor is reqeusted to contact Calista Enrollment for instructions.
  6. If the eligible sponsor has not received the other adult’s certified birth certificate and the other adult has not been linked to an original Calista Shareholder and verified as a known proposed, potential, or established rightful heir who is a lineal Descendant of an original Calista Shareholder, the sponsor will be prompted to submit an application for the other adult and submit the birth certificate once it is received. The other adult’s application will not be verified until an original or certified birth certificate is received by Calista.
  7. Another adult application can be electronically signed with the eligible sponsor’s enroll.mycalista.com account if such an account exists.

Other Adult Applicant Information:

  1. Provide legal name, gender, Social Security number, date of birth, mailing address, daytime phone number, and email address (optional) of the applicant.
  2. Indicate whether the applicant is already a Calista Shareholder by inheritance or gifting and provide the Calista enrollment number, if known.
  3. For Class C applicants, confirm that the applicant is not enrolled as a Descendant in another ANCSA Regional Corporation.
  4. For Class D applicants, attest that the applicant is not enrolled as an Original or Missed Enrollee Shareholder in Calista or another ANCSA Regional Corporation and provide information to establish a tie to the Calista Region. See calistacorp.com/enroll for information about acceptable supporting documents.
  5. For Class C applicants, provide demographic information to establish Lineal Descent to one original Calista Shareholder.
        a.  Provide the original Calista Shareholder’s legal name and Calista enrollment number or
        b.  Provide the original Calista Shareholder’s legal name and two of the following four:  Calista Region Village Corporation Tie or year of birth or gender or last 4 of Social Security number, and if alive, mailing address, daytime phone number, and email address (optional).

enroll.mycalista.com is this web portal.  It is a quick, safe, and secure self-service way to provide enrollment application information and verification documents to Calista Corporation.  Applicants and/or their legal representatives will create accounts, and using the web portal will help Calista to reduce paper use and lower printing, processing, and postage expenses.

Declination of Application.  An individual whose application for Class C or Class D stock is declined in whole or part will be notified by email or mail of the opportunity to file a written appeal requesting review of the declination within thirty (30) days.

First Appeal of Declined Application.  To appeal a declined application, the individual shall have thirty (30) calendar days from the date of the notice of declination to submit a written appeal to the Calista Corporation Senior Enrollment Manager or designee.  The appeal may contain additional documents, records, or other information to support the appeal.  A late appeal will not be considered.  The Manager will review the appeal against established criteria and respond in writing to the individual within forty-five (45) calendar days of receipt of the appeal. The response will communicate the Manager’s decision and will include notice of the opportunity to appeal to the second and final level if the individual disagrees with the Manager’s decision.

Second Appeal of Declined Application. If the individual whose application was declined is not satisfied with the Senior Enrollment Manager’s decision, a second written appeal must be submitted within thirty (30) calendar days from the date of notice of the appeal declination to the Shareholder Services Director or designee. The Director will convene and chair a three-member Appeal Panel that includes a designated member of the Legal Team and a designated member of the Shareholder Services Team. The Appeal Panel will review the Manager’s decision against established criteria and determine the outcome of the appeal by majority vote. The Director or designee will communicate the Appeal Panel’s decision in writing by certified return receipt mail within forty-five (45) calendar days of the second appeal. The decision of the Appeal Panel is final, and no further appeal will be considered.

Class C Required Verification Documents

Proof of Legal Name (1 required)

  • Original or certified copy of birth certificate or
  • Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB / CIB) issued by the Bureau of Indian Affairs or
  • Tribal ID Card from a federally-recognized Calista Region Tribe or
  • Driver’s license / identification card issued by a U.S. state, jurisdiction, or territory or
  • Social Security card or
  • U.S. or foreign passport or
  • U.S. Military ID or
  • Military Dependent ID or
  • Veteran’s ID

---AND---If the current legal name is different from the name listed on the birth certificate or other verification documents:

  • Proof of legal name change:
    • marriage certificate,
    • divorce / dissolution decree,
    • name change court order, or
    • adoption decree / court order

Proof of Date of Birth (1 required)

  • Original or certified copy of birth certificate or
  • Emancipated minor court document (for emancipated minors) or
  • Marriage certificate (for emancipated minors)

Proof of Lineal Descent from an original Calista Shareholder  (1 or more required)

  • Original or certified copy of birth certificate(s) identifying the applicant and one natural parent, grandparent or great grandparent, etc. linked to the applicant who is / was enrolled as an original Calista Shareholder or a Descendant of such a Shareholder and/or
  • Affidavit identifying the applicant and certifying the identity of one natural or adoptive parent who is / was an original Calista Shareholder or a Descendant of such a Shareholder
    or
  • Affidavit of cultural adoption or Adoption papers or tribal resolution

Class D Required Verification Documents

Proof of Legal Name  (1 required)

  • Original or certified copy of birth certificate or
  • Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB / CIB) issued by the Bureau of Indian Affairs or
  • Tribal ID Card from a federally-recognized Calista Region Tribe or
  • Driver’s license / identification card issued by a U.S. state, jurisdiction, or territory or
  • Social Security card or
  • U.S. or foreign passport or
  • U.S. Military ID or
  • Military Dependent ID or
  • Veteran’s ID

---AND---If the current legal name is different from the name listed on the birth certificate or other verification documents:

  • Proof of legal name change:
    • marriage certificate,
    • divorce / dissolution decree,
    • name change court order, or
    • adoption decree / court order

Proof of Date of Birth  (1 required)

  • Original or certified copy of birth certificate or
  • Affidavit of birth showing birth date or
  • Early public records listing date of birth for applicants who were not issued a birth certificate (such as a baptismal record, census record, etc.)

Proof of Ties to Calista Region and / or Lineal Descent from Someone in the Calista Region (1 or more required)

  • Original or certified copy of birth certificate which shows birth place in the Calista Region or identifies lineal descent from a parent, grandparent, great-grandparent, etc., who is/was from the Calista Region or
  • Affidavit that the Native:
    • resided in the Calista Region on the 1970 census date (April 1, 1970) or
    • resided in the Calista Region for a total of ten or more years before the 1970 Census or
    • identifies lineal descent from a parent, grandparent, great grandparent, etc. who is / was from the Calista Region or
  • Adoption papers that identify lineal ties to the Calista Region

Proof of U.S. Citizenship (1 required)

  • Original or certified copy of birth certificate showing birth in the United States or
  • U.S. passport or
  • Certificate of citizenship or
  • Early public records showing U.S. birth (i.e. Census or Baptism)

Proof of ¼+ Blood Quantum (1 required)

  • Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB / CIB) issued by the Bureau of Indian Affairs or
  • If no CDIB / CIB, an affidavit--­that the applicant and his / her mother or father is / was regarded as Alaska Native --­signed by a leader of any Native village or group of which the applicant claims to be a member, such as the President of a village council or Chair of the Board of an ANCSA village corporation

Sponsors / Legal Representative Documents

Proof of Legal Name (1 required)

  • Original or certified copy of birth certificate or
  • Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood (CDIB / CIB) issued by the Bureau of Indian Affairs or
  • Tribal ID Card from a federally-recognized Calista Region Tribe or
  • Driver’s license / identification card issued by a U.S. state, jurisdiction, or territory or
  • Social Security card or
  • U.S. or foreign passport or
  • U.S. Military ID or
  • Military Dependent ID or
  • Veteran’s ID

---AND---If the current legal name is different from the name listed on the birth certificate or other verification documents:

  • Proof of legal name change:
    • marriage certificate,
    • divorce / dissolution decree,
    • name change court order, or
    • adoption decree / court order

Proof of Relationship / Responsibility (1 required)

  • Parent (Natural): original or certified copy of birth certificate or
  • Parent (Adoptive): adoption decree / court order or
  • Parent (Adoptive): tribal adoption resolution
  • Conservator, custodian, guardian, or state ward: court order evidencing appointment or
  • Power of Attorney: general or special power of attorney or
  • Evidence of appointment as a Trustee or affidavit of personal representative or other written proof

At any time after Calista opens enrollment in 2017. Some ANCSA corporations that opened enrollment limited the enrollment to certain periods. Calista will not limit the enrollment period; enrollment will be ongoing.

Any time after January 2017!

Easiest! An electronic application is available in this enroll.mycalista.com web portal.

A downloadable and fillable application is available at www.calistacorp.com/enroll.

Request a paper application form by contacting the Enrollment Team. 

Calista Corporation Enrollment
5015 Business Park Blvd, Suite 3000
Anchorage, AK 99503-7177
(907) 275-2900 | (907) 275-2905 (Secure Fax)
enroll@calistacorp.com

 

Please contact your Bureau of Indian Affairs agency where you receive services. Instructions are available online.

In Anchorage, contact the BIA Alaska Regional Office at 3601 C Street, Suite 1100, Anchorage, AK  99503-5947. Call: 907-271-1536 or toll-free at 800-645-8465.  Fax: 907-271-1349.

In Fairbanks, contact the BIA Fairbanks Agency at 101 12th Avenue, Room 166, Fairbanks, AK 99701. Call: 907-456-0522 or toll-free at 800-822-3596, press 1. Fax: 907-456-0225.

In Juneau, contact the BIA Juneau Office at 709 West 9th Street (PO Box 21647), Juneau, AK 99802. Call: 907-586-7177 or toll-free at 800-645-839, press 2, then press 6. Fax: 907-586-7252. 

Note: In order for the U.S. Secretary of Interior to issue a Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood, an applicant is required to show a relationship to an individual Indian listed on an Indian census roll, tribal base roll, Indian judgment fund distribution roll (Roll) that includes Indian blood degrees, or other document prepared and approved by the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) or his/her authorized representative.

Class A and Class B Shareholders and Class D (Missed Enrollee) Shareholder Applicants may contact their nearest Bureau of Indian Affairs agency office about blood quantum designations.

A certificate issued by the U. S. Department of Interior Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) identifies an individual as a Native and verifies ties to the Calista Region.

If no proof of blood quantum, an Affidavit--that the application and his / her mother or father is / was regarded as Alaska Native--signed by a leader of any Native illage or group of which the applicant claims to be a mbmer, such as the President of a village council or Chair of the Board of an ANCSA village corporation will be accepted.

Class C and Class D Eligibility

There is no age requirement for applying for Class C (Descendant) shares. Beginning in 2017, Descendants of original Calista Shareholders born after December 18, 1971, may apply for Class C shares at any time after birth.

There is no blood quantum requirement for applicants for Class C shares. All eligible Descendants of original Calista Shareholders may receive Class C shares.

There is a blood quantum requirement for Class D shares. Under ANCSA, Calista can issue shares to Natives who would have been eligible to receive original Calista shares but did not. The statutory definition of “Native” includes a requirement that the person have “one-fourth degree or more Alaska Indian (including Tsimshian Indians not enrolled in the Metlakatla Indian Community) Eskimo, or Aleut blood, or combination thereof.”

Class C: To qualify for issuance of 100 shares of life-estate Class C stock, an applicant must first be able to answer yes to all of the following statements:

  1. I am a lineal descendant by birth or adoption of one original Calista Shareholder who received their shares directly from Calista, not though gifting or inheritance (in other words, a child, grandchild, great-grandchild, and continuing on with each generation)
  2. I was born after December 18, 1971
  3. I have not enrolled as a Descendant in another ANCSA Regional Corporation

Class D: To qualify for issuance of 100 shares of life-estate Class D stock, an applicant must first be able to answer yes to all of the following statements:

  1. I was born on or before December 18, 1971
  2. I am / was a resident of or have birth or adopted family ties to the Calista Region
  3. I am a U.S. Citizen
  4. I have at least one-quarter (¼) Alaska Native blood quantum
  5. I have not enrolled as an Original or Missed Enrollee Shareholder in Calista or another ANCSA Regional Corporation

A person is eligible to receive Class C shares if they are a Descendant of an original Calista Shareholder and were born after December 18, 1971. There is no blood quantum requirement.

A person is eligible to receive Class D shares if they could have received original Calista shares but did not. As discussed previously, there is a one-quarter (¼) blood quantum requirement under ANCSA.

However, a Descendant is ineligible to receive Class C shares if they have already received shares from another ANCSA Regional Corporation that has issued shares to Descendants of their corporation.  This exclusion only applies when the Descendant has received shares from another Regional Corporation as part of an issuance of shares to their Descendants. The exclusion does not apply if a Descendant has received shares from another Regional Corporation as a gift or inheritance.

For example, “Jane” is a Descendant who would otherwise be eligible to receive Class C shares. Jane’s mother is from the Calista Region and her father is from the Doyon Region. Doyon has issued shares to Descendants, including Jane. Jane is ineligible to receive Class C shares from Calista because she has already received Descendant shares from another Regional Corporation.

Similarly, someone who could have received original Calista shares but did not is ineligible if they have already received shares from another ANCSA Regional Corporation that has issued shares to those people who could have received original shares in that Regional Corporation but did not. This exclusion only applies when that person has received shares from another Regional Corporation as part of an issuance of shares to those who could have received original shares of that Regional Corporation but did not. The exclusion does not apply if that person has received shares from another Regional Corporation as a gift or inheritance.

ANCSA Regional Corporations that have issued shares to Descendants of their corporation (and the year in which they did so) include the following:  NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. (1991); Arctic Slope Regional Corporation (1990); Ahtna, Incorporated (2008); Doyon, Limited (1992); Sealaska Corporation (2007), Calista Corporation (2017).

For purposes of Calista enrollment, it is Calista’s policy to use the definition of “Descendants” instead of "Natives," as outlined in ANCSA.  “Descendants” are defined in ANCSA as “(1) a lineal descendant of a Native or of an individual who would have been a Native if such individual were alive on December 18, 1971, or (2) an adoptee of a Native or of a descendant of a Native, whose adoption (A) occurred prior to his or her majority, and (B) is recognized at law or in equity.”

The definition does not include a blood quantum requirement and is fairly broad.

  • For original Shareholders, can their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and so on, enroll as Shareholders? YES if they were born after December 18, 1971.
  • Can any child adopted by a Shareholder or Descendant enroll as a Shareholder, even if the adopted child has little or no Alaska Native blood quantum? If the child was adopted before he or she turned 18 and the adoption is recognized at law or equity, YES if the child was born after December 18, 1971.
  • If a Descendant is adopted by a non-Native or other non-Shareholder family, can the child enroll as a Shareholder? YES if the child was born after December 18, 1971.

For purposes of Calista enrollment, it is Calista’s policy to use the definition of “Natives” as outlined in ANCSA. ANCSA defines “Native” as “a citizen of the United States who is a person of one-fourth degree or more Alaska Indian (including Tsimshian Indians not enrolled in the Metlakatla Indian Community), Eskimo, or Aleut blood, or combination thereof. The term includes any Native as so defined either or both of whose adoptive parents are not Natives. It also includes, in the absence of proof of a minimum blood quantum, any citizen of the United States who is regarded as an Alaska Native by the Native village or Native group of which he claims to be a member and whose father or mother is (or, if deceased, was) regarded as Native by any village or group.”

A person provides verification that they are a Descendant or adoptee of an original Calista Shareholder and were born after December 18, 1971, AND that they have not enrolled as a Descendant in another ANCSA Regional Corporation. An eligible person who received Calista Class A and/or Class B shares by gift or inheritance may keep those shares and apply to receive 100 Class C life estate shares too. 

A person who provides verification that they are an Alaska Native born on or before December 18, 1971, who was eligible to enroll in the Calista Region under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act but who did not enroll in or receive shares from any Regional Corporation except through gift or inheritance. An eligible person who received Calista Class A and/or Class B shares by gift or inheritance may keep those shares and apply to receive 100 Class D life estate shares too. 

Impacts of the Program Change

Shareholders own a stake in Calista. Unlike a typical corporation, Calista stocks belong to its Shareholders and cannot be bought or sold. Shareholders who keep their records up to date will receive timely dividend distributions, newsletters, invitations, and an opportunity to vote at each Annual Meeting.

Current Shareholders are requested to provide a current address, phone number, and email address to the Shareholder Services department.

If you didn’t find an answer to your question, don’t hesitate to contact Shareholder Services — we’re here to help you:

Calista Corporation
Shareholder Services
5015 Business Park Boulevard, Suite 3000
Anchorage, AK 99503-7177
(907) 275-2800
(800) 277-5516 (Toll-Free)
(907) 275-2922 (Confidential and Secure Fax)
shareholder@calistacorp.com

Calista will continue to advocate for state and federal funding of infrastructure development, programs, and projects that improve the quality of life for Calista Shareholders.

Calista Corporation currently issues four types of Shareholder distributions or dividends: Spring dividends, Akilista investment portfolio dividends, Elders’ Benefit Program distributions, and special distributions. The Calista Board of Directors voted to approve a resolution to accept new Shareholders in October 2017. The first Class C and Class D shares were issued in December 2017. Future issuance of Class C and Class D shares will be periodic throughout each year.  New Shareholders will be eligible for voting, dividends, board candidacy, and more.

Spring dividends are currently calculated based on 3.5% of the prior three-year calendar year-end average Shareholders’ Equity less: (1) any Elders’ distributions and (2) any Akilista Fund distributions that have been made in the most recent twelve-month period.

Fall dividends come from the Akilista marketable securities portfolio, which saw its first distribution in 2014. This is an investment fund created to provide an additional distribution funding source of dividends not reliant on business operations. These dividends are generally distributed in November.

Elders’ Benefit Program distributions are for original Shareholders at least 65 years of age. These distributions are generally issued in December.

A number generated from the next incremental 12-digit number available for tracking in the Calista Shareholder Records Management System.  For Class A and B gifted and inherited shares, the last five digits of the certificate number indicate the certificate number of the individual who held the original certificate.

An enrollment number is a 13-digit series (XX-XXX-XXXXXXX) assigned to each Calista Shareholder or Non-Shareholder Conservator / Custodian / Guardian / Power of Attorney of a Calista Shareholder.

Enrollment Number

XX-XXX-XXXXXXXX      Indicates

03                                  03 indicates ANCSA Regional Corporation, Calista Corporation

      XXX                         XXX indicates a Shareholder’s Village Corporation or At-Large status

               0XXXXXXX      A zero indicates an original Shareholder (O)

               9XXXXXXX      A nine indicates an Inheritor (IN)

               6XXXXXXX      A six indicates a Giftee (G)

88  8888   8XXXXXXX     Eights indicate a Non-Shareholder Custodian / Guardian / Conservator / Power of Attorney

                1XXXXXXX     A one indicates a Class D (Missed Enrollee) Shareholder (D)

                2XXXXXXX     A two indicates a Class C (Descendant) Shareholder (C)

In Spring and Fall of each year, the Board considers and votes on a resolution to issue a dividend.  Approved Class C and Class D Shareholders who have been issued certificates by the date of record cutoff are eligible for those potential dividends.

Once approved, Class C and Class D enrollment application information are forwarded to the Calista Shareholder Services for processing. The Calista Board of Directors passed a Resolution to accept new Shareholders in October 2017.  The Shareholder Services Team will prepare notices of stock issuance to eligible applicants and distribute noties with a packet welcoming new Shareholders to Calista Corporation. The first issuance of new Class C and Class D shares was issued in December 2017. New Shareholders are eligible for voting, dividends, board candidacy, and more. 

All active Class A and Class B Shareholders are eligible to receive Shareholder dividends. Class C and Class D Shareholders will also be eligible for Shareholder distributions, except for Elders’ Benefit Program distributions. Shareholder distributions are typically issued in April. Akilista investment portfolio distributions are typically issued in November. Special distributions are issued at the discretion of the Board of Directors.

Only Class B shareholders directly receive 7(j) cash distributions.

Qualified Shareholders enrolled as of the established Date of Record may vote at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders in one of three ways: by paper proxy, electronic online proxy, or in person at the Annual Meeting.

Program Changes

The current Calista Articles of Incorporation require participation of at least fifty percent (50%) of Shareholders to conduct business at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders. Because the number of Shareholders may triple, and based upon comments from other Regional Corporations that have issued shares to Descendants, the Board of Directors anticipates some difficulty achieving a quorum for the Annual Meeting. This could require Calista to expend more time, effort, and money to achieve quorum for the Annual Meeting due to the increase in the overall number of Shareholders. If quorum is not reached, the Annual Meeting would need to be rescheduled, resulting in additional expenses. This impact is expected to be decreased since new Class C (Descendant) Shareholders must be 18 years or older to vote.

Because of the increase in overall shares, more Shareholders will share declared dividends; therefore, dividends per share will decrease. Declared dividends could decrease by two-thirds (2/3), depending how many new Shareholders are enrolled.

On July 11, 2015, a majority of Calista Shareholders voted to issue 100 shares of new Class C stock to eligible Descendants of original Calista Shareholders and new Class D stock to Alaska Natives who were eligible to receive original Calista stock on December 18, 1971, but did not. Calista Articles of Incorporation were amended and restated on October 14, 2015. An Enrollment Project Team was mobilized in December 2015 to lead the initial enrollment application and verification effort. Applications for enrollment have been accepted since January 2017.

Of the approximately 13,000 active Shareholders at the time enrollment was opened, approximately 9,200 were original Shareholders and nearly 3,900 were those who received stock by inheritance and/or gifting, including over one hundred (100) non-Natives who inherited stock from original Shareholders. With the new enrollment program, the number of original Shareholders will remain the same, and the number of Descendants enrolled as Shareholders will increase to an estimated range of 20,000 to 40,000.

It is anticipated that more Shareholders will live outside the Calista Region and the average Shareholder age will be younger (for reference, currently about 70% of people in the Region are under age 40). Also new Shareholders will be eligible to run for the Calista Board of Directors. Therefore, the new Shareholder demographic may change priorities of the Corporation in ways that Calista cannot predict.

The increase in Shareholders is expected to increase administrative costs in several ways, including creating and delivering more annual meeting materials and Yaaruin Storyknife newsletter copies, administering and processing dividends to more Shareholders, and maintaining an increased number of Shareholder records. Costs will be contained by providing options for electronic receipt and submission of information.

Shareholder Classes

Under Section 7(i) of ANCSA, certain natural resource revenues of the twelve (12) in-state ANCSA Regional Corporations are shared with all Regional Corporations. Under section 7(j), fifty percent (50%) of those revenues received are distributed to ANCSA Village Corporations in each Region and to At-Large Shareholders. Thus Class B Shareholders receive 7(j) payments directly, but Class A Shareholders receive these payments or benefits through their Village Corporations. Under ANCSA, in order for Class C and D Shareholders to receive 7(j) payments, such a change must be approved separately by a Shareholder vote.

Alaska Natives born on or before December 18, 1971, who are enrolled both in the Calista Region and are enrolled in one of the 46 Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act village corporations in the Region. Class A shares are inheritable and may be gifted.

Alaska Natives born on or before December 18, 1971, who are enrolled in the Calista Corporation but not enrolled in one of the 46 original Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act village corporations in the Region. We also call Class B Shareholders “at-large” Shareholders. Class B shares are inheritable and may be gifted.

Original Class B shares were issued according to five eligibility criteria:

  1. Born on or before and living on December 18, 1971
  2. One-quarter or more Alaska Native blood quantum
  3. A United States citizen
  4. Family ties to the Region (the area covered by the Association of Village Council Presidents) but did not reside in a village in the Region
  5. Applied for shares with the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs before the agency’s deadline

Three hundred and thirty-five (335) Class B original Shareholders were issued 100 shares of Calista Corporation stock each and are entitled to a share of distributions under ANCSA 7(j). Calista issues 7(j) distributions directly to Class B Shareholders in December of each year.

Stock may be inherited. Upon the death of a holder of Calista Corporation Class A and Class B stock, ownership is transferred according to the most recent lawfully executed will. If a Shareholder dies without a will, the Alaska Statutes provide guidance on who inherits from the deceased person. 

Stock could be gifted. According to ANCSA, a Class A or Class B Shareholder may give stock as a gift during his or her lifetime to a child, grandchild, great-grandchild, niece, nephew, or (if the holder has reached the age of majority as defined by the laws of the State of Alaska) a brother or sister -- notwithstanding an adoption, relinquishment, or termination of parental rights that may have altered or severed the legal relationship between the gift donor and recipient. No gifts of Calista Corporation shares can be made to a Shareholder’s husband, wife, mother, father, cousin, in-law, or other relative by blood or marriage.

Note: Under ANCSA rights and restrictions, common stock of Calista Shareholders cannot be sold.

A Descendant or adoptee of an original Calista Shareholder who was born after December 18, 1971, AND who is not enrolled as a Descendant in another ANCSA Regional Corporation who applies for and is issued new Calista Class C stock. Class C shares are life estate shares and may not be inherited or gifted.

Under ANCSA, in order for Class C Shareholders to receive 7(j) payments, such a change must be approved separately by a Shareholder vote. Therefore, Class C Shareholders are not eligible for 7(j) payments.  In addition, Class C Shareholders are not eligible to vote until they reach the age of 18 or are emancipated.

An Alaska Native born on or before December 18, 1971, who was eligible to enroll in the Calista Region under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act but who did not enroll in or receive shares from any Regional Corporation except through gift or inheritance who applies for and is issued new Calista Class D stock. Class D shares are life estate shares and may not be inherited or gifted.

Under ANCSA, in order for Class D Shareholders to receive 7(j) payments, such a change must be approved separately by a Shareholder vote. Therefore, Class D Shareholders are not eligible for 7(j) payments.

Troubleshooting

There are alternatives to traditional scanners for creating an image of your verification documents.  One option is your smartphone camera:  position your document on a flat, well-lit surface and take a close JPEG photograph of it.  Make sure the document is legible before uploading.  A second option is to use a scanning app available in your app store that will function with your smartphone's camera but enable you to also create document types such as PDF.

If you forgot your Enrollment Module password and you signed up with your email address, click on "Forgot password" at the Sign-in page at enroll.mycalista.com.  The system will send you an email.  If you did NOT sign up using an email, contact the Enrollment Team for a password reset.  You will be asked a series of security questions.

  • Passwords must be 10 characters in length
    • a minimum of 1 lower case letter (a-z)
    • a minimum of 1 UPPER case letter (A-Z)
    • a minimum of 1 numeric character and/or
    • a minimum of 1 special character  !@#$%^&*()

Calista Corporation's Enrollment Module web portal was developed for use with Google Chrome browser.  Internet Explorer can also be used.  Safari, Netscape, Firefox, Edge, Opera, and other browsers are not supported.

If you experience an error message or file size warning when trying to upload a verification document to prove your legal name, date of birth, lineal descent, ties to Calista Region, U.S. citizenship, blood quantum, or evidence of relationship/responsibility, it may be due to the file size being too large.  If the file is a PDF, try to save it to a lower resolution file, such as a JPEG or GIF.

The username is the first name, last name, and birthdate of the person who created the account.  Example:  joemoe12291975.  Click the Sign in button on enroll.mycalista.com, where you can choose Forgot password? or Forgot username?

Please wait at least 20 minutes and try to login again if you get locked out of your account.