Native leaders from around Southeast are in Juneau this week for the 77th annual tribal assembly of the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska.
Former president John Borbridge, Jr. administered the oath to new delegates.
Governor Sean Parnell and Juneau Mayor Bruce Botelho made brief comments during opening events Wednesday afternoon. Botelho thanked delegates for their support and leadership in getting the proposed coastal management initiative on the ballot this year.
The Central Council is the sovereign tribal government representating about 28-thousand Tlingits and Haidas around the world
The tribal assembly meeting runs through Saturday at the ANB hall.
You can see live video of the meeting on the Central Council’s website.
- Mayor Greg Fisk was found dead at his home on Kennedy Street earlier this afternoon.
- As a child in Iran, Parisa Elahian was told by school officials she wasn’t equal with other children. "They called us dirty, so they had to separate us from the other kids, so I was in the corner of the class," Elahian said.
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- Southeast Alaska biologists had a rare opportunity to watch the hatching of thousands of market squid eggs.