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.
- October 12, 2015- "It shows a place of ownership," said Dewey Hoffman with First Alaskans Institute. "Our smokehouse is a metaphor for our communities."
- October 12, 2015- In 2014, Churchill shared her introduction to weaving with an audience at KTOO. She’d been wary as a child, but as a young adult, took a class from her mother, master weaver Selina Peratrovich.
- October 12, 2015- Monday's small claims case between a trapper and a trap springer was supposed to last an hour, but after about two and half hours in District Court, it's stretching into a second day.
- October 12, 2015- Begich urged the young attendees to participate in their communities, to vote and to stay positive. He drew on his own life for illustration.