Six regional Alaska Native corporations are lining up to oppose the repeal of Senate Bill 21, the oil tax reform measure which passed the Legislature last year.
The corporations will discuss the details of their campaign on Wednesday morning.
Aaron Schutt, the CEO of Doyon, Limited, confirmed reports the corporations will fight against the repeal SB 21, which is on the August primary ballot.
Schutt said almost all the corporations involved have subsidiaries, which service the oil industry.
“SB 21 is important in protecting our economic interests,” Schutt said. “I think we have a different message. We are homegrown Alaskans. Our shareholders are from Alaska and we need to educate them and inform them.”
The other corporations involved are Arctic Slope Regional Corporation; Cook Inlet Region, Inc.; NANA Regional Corporation, Inc.; Bristol Bay Native Corporation and the Bering Straits Native Corporation.
The campaign against Ballot Measure One is called “No One On One.”