Cape Fox Corporation (CFC) was established in 1973 representing the village of Saxman.
Cape Fox Corporation (CFC) was founded almost 50 years ago as a result of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA). CFC is the Alaska Native Corporation for the Village of Saxman, Alaska. For nearly three decades, we generated revenue primarily by harvesting timber. However, as the timber industry declined, we learned to adapt in order to continue to thrive. We changed our business focus to hospitality and tourism, real estate, and federal contracting. CFC now has several successful, thriving commercial businesses, and a growing federal contracting group. We have almost 400 Shareholders and over 700 employees worldwide and, in an effort to maintain what our heritage means to us, we make sure we are giving back within those communities.
The People of the Southeast Wind have lived in the southern Alaska rainforest for thousands of years. This unique little fishing village holds many secrets, local lore, and rich culture. The indigenous natives are renowned for their strong art forms and totems. Today’s Ketchikan has a population of almost 14,000 and includes a diverse group of faces. There are over 80 majestic totem poles in Ketchikan and the largest collection of totem faces in the world. Ketchikan’s native heritage honors the Tlingit traditions that valued strength, family, community, and resilience. These are the Faces of Ketchikan.
Cape Fox Corporation (CFC) represents the Tlingit natives of Saxman, Alaska. It is part of the mission of CFC to keep the Tlingit culture alive for future generations of our Shareholders. In 2020, CFC employed Kelly White as the CFC Artist In-Residence to create Tlingit art pieces that represent the values, colors, and meanings of the Tlingit culture. Over the past year, Kelly has created several artistic pieces showcased in many CFC commercial business locations or sold to those who appreciate the unique artistic value of Tlingit art.
Cape Fox Corporation (CFC) has employees and Shareholders who are on the front lines of the fight over COVID-19. This year for our CFC Shareholder Spotlight, we are recognizing one of the Shareholders on those front lines, Jennifer Tavares. Jennifer Tavares actually began her career as a pre-school teacher. However, throughout her life, she had a passion for medicine and healthcare. Her husband helped her realize that instead of teaching and caring for young kids, she could expand her skills and do something she loved. So, Jennifer took a leap in her life to do something for which she was passionate, healthcare.
23,040 Acres in the Tongass Rainforest
It is our Tlingit Natives who define us as people and it is the unique beauty of our ancestral lands that hold much of our history.
The 1971 Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCA) is the largest land settlement made by the US Government in US history. In accordance with ANSCA, the US Government declared approximately 44 million acres (and $962.5 million) of traditional homelands be returned to Alaska Natives. When CFC was created, we received 23,040 acres of land. Our maintained lands offer unique beauty, wildlife, and resources along Southeast Alaska you cannot find elsewhere. Our lands sit along the coast within the Tongass National Forest which provides trails for hiking, a network of roads to view the coastal line deeper, and excellent sources for subsistence lifestyles.
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Cape Fox Corporation provides more than just employment, we provide skills, added talent, and adventure all while contributing to the mission of advancing and advocating for our Shareholders.