Cook Inlet Region, Inc. (CIRI) acquired a majority equity stake in Cruz Energy Services LLC to provide heavy construction and other oilfield services in the oil industry in North Dakota and other Lower 48 markets.

CIRI is one of 13 Alaska Native regional corporations created by the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 and benefits Alaska Native people who had ties to the Cook Inlet region. CIRI shareholders represent a cross-section of all these cultures. Some CIRI shareholders continue to live traditional subsistence lifestyles, while others hold contemporary jobs in traditional village areas. They have become business owners, corporate executives, physicians, lawyers, educators and social workers, among other professions. Throughout every sector, across Alaska and the Lower 48, CIRI shareholders work together to honor their diverse cultures and build a strong future for generations to come.

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