Congrats to the 2024 快播app Corporation Shareholder Award Recipients

Five Individuals Recognized for Making an Impact in Their Communities

April 26, 2024

快播app’s 2024 Shareholder Award Recipients: Audrey Leary, Shareholder of the Year; Elizabeth Kasayuli, Culture Bearer; Fr., Stanley Heckman, Elder of the Year; Janet Andrew, Educator of the Year; Daphne Nicholai, Blackbull Native Store, Business of the Year.

(Anchorage, Alaska) 鈥 Five 快播app Corporation Shareholders are receiving recognition in the 2024 Shareholder Awards. Drawn from nominations submitted by fellow Shareholders, these annual awards honor exceptional efforts by Shareholders and Descendants to uphold the cultural values of the Yukon-Kuskokwim Region and its communities.

鈥淥ur Elders have taught us how to live and thrive in the Y-K Region,鈥 says Willie Kasayulie, 快播app Board Chair. 鈥淥ur Award recipients are using those lessons and making an impact in their communities.鈥

  • Axel C. Johnson Distinguished Shareholder: Audrey Leary (Aniak)

Audrey Leary is currently the Executive Director for the Native Village of Napaimute. Audrey has served on the City of Aniak, Napaimute Traditional Council and has been the Program Manager for the Native Village of Napaimute鈥檚 Culture Camp serving kids from Lower Kalskag to Stony River. She also works with the Kuspuk School District to provide culture week at the schools in Aniak.

  • 快播app Culture Bearer: Elizabeth Kasayuli (Scammon Bay)

Elizabeth Kasayuli has lived her entire life at Scammon Bay. She taught in Scammon Bay for over 40 years. Elizabeth retired a few years ago but has never really retired from teaching. She volunteers her time at the local school to share wisdom and cultural values.

  • 快播app Elder of the Year: Fr. Stanley Heckman (Pilot Station)

Fr. Stanley Heckman has resided in Pilot Station his whole life and has a made a positive impact in the community. Fr. Stanley is a Russian Orthodox priest and works as a behavioral health aide. He has helped many people through personal challenges, and part of that is helping them discover a positive view on life. He lives a subsistence lifestyle and has shown his children and grandchildren the way we live off the land.

  • 快播app Youth/Educator of the Year: Janet Andrew (Akiachak)

Janet Andrew has worked as a preschool educator for over 30 years. She serves under AVCP as a Family Coordinator. She worked as a preschool home visitor in Eek in the 80s and moved to Bethel to work for the AVCP Headstart program in the 90s. She mentors young people and counsels them as needed and has attended college courses over the years.

  • Raymond C. Christiansen Business of the Year: Daphne Nicholai, Blackbull Native Store (Oscarville)

Daphne Nicholai grew up near Bethel in Oscarville. She now co-owns and operates the Blackbull Native Store in Anchorage. She started with an online business that sold materials for iqmik, now Daphne makes and sells her own akutaq (Yup鈥檌k ice cream), assaliaq (Yup鈥檌k frybread) and smoked salmon, among other goods. Her store is a village-essentials store with nostalgic candies, pilot bread and goods that remind her of the Y-K Region. She trades stories of the village and sells goods you would expect to see in many homes along the Kuskokwim River.

Award recipients receive an award plaque and financial reward. Recipients will also be honored on June 7 at the 50th Annual Meeting of Shareholders for their contributions in upholding our cultural values.

快播app Corporation has over 37,300 Shareholders and is the parent company of more than 30 subsidiaries in the following industries: defense contracting, construction, real estate, environmental services, natural resource development, marine transportation, oilfield services, and heavy equipment sales, service and rentals. Since 1994, 快播app has provided more than $6.4 million in scholarships to its Shareholders and Descendants. Since inception, 快播app has declared more than $141.6 million in dividends and distributions, including $11.3 million in Elders鈥 Benefit Program distributions to Shareholders.