The region Yulista Holding, LLC serves under Calista Corporation is a vast and beautiful corner of the world. Tucked between two of Southwest Alaska’s mightiest rivers – the Yukon and the Kuskokwim – this unique isolated area is the traditional home of the state’s indigenous Yup’ik, Cup’ik and Athabascan people, our Shareholders.
The Calista Region encompasses 57,000 square miles and is the second largest Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act region in land size. The land entitlement to Calista, however, is only 6.5 million acres - less than 20 percent of the land area. Approximately 75 percent of the land within the Region is owned by the Fish and Wildlife Service. Most of the remaining lands are owned by federal and state governments, with a very small amount privately owned. Surrounded by mostly federally owned lands, the Region is about the size of New York State. It encompasses nearly 10 percent of Alaska’s land area and is comprised of 56 federally recognized tribes. There are no roads that connect it with the rest of Alaska. Because everything must be flown or barged to each community, the costs of food, fuel, transportation and energy are extraordinarily high. Calista Corporation and its subsidiaries work hard to improve and enrich the way of life for our Shareholders and Descendants.
The Yulista Internship Program is an excellent way for our scholarship recipients to get hands-on work experience while adding real value to the work we’re doing around the country. Our interns work in production control, engineering, quality and safety, management, information technology, finance, human resources, government contracting, and more.
Yulista not only shares profits as an ANC, but its employees go above and beyond to support specific needs in the Calista Region of Alaska.
With our Backpack Campaign, we’ve provided thousands of backpacks filled with school supplies for children in Calista school districts. In a region where a gallon of milk costs more than $6 and school supplies are marked up more than 50 percent, many families struggle to provide the necessities for their children’s education. Together, our employees have provided tens of thousands of dollars’ worth of supplies and helped children from some of the neediest school districts in our part of Alaska.