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Who We Are

Yankwadláak  (Lingít)

Iitl' gwii kaahlsaang  (Xaat Kil)

Dm dp yaa wila loam (Sm'álgyax)
- We will succeed

Robert Sanderson, Jr

Robert (Gúusuwaa) is Haida of the Eagle moiety, Stuts clan. Rob represents Central Council of Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska and is a member of CCTHITA Executive Council.


Esther Reese

Esther represents the Wrangell Cooperative Association as their Tribal Administrator.

Trixie Bennett

Trixie represents Ketchikan Indian Community and is a member of the KIC Tribal Council. 

Sylvia Banie

Sylvia represents the Organized Village of Saxman. She has served in her tribal council for 20 years. 


Clarence Laiti
Douglas Indian Association

Brandon Thynes

Petersburg Indian Association

Louie Wagner
Metlakatla Indian Community

Louie is Cape Fox Bear Tlingit. A great grandfather, and Unuk River fisherman of over 60 years, he has also served on Metlakatla Indian Community council 16 years as Councilman with four of those years as Acting Mayor.

Valerie Massie
Alternate Wrangell Cooperative Association

Bob Sam
Sitka Tribe of Alaska

Sid Edenshaw
Tony Sanderson
Hydaburg Cooperative Association

Daniel Klanott
Chikat Indian Village

Ann Wyatt
Klawock Indian Association

Lincoln Bean
Organized Village of Kake

Clinton Cook
Craig Tribal Association

Mike Jones
Organized Village of Kasaan

Ray Sensmeyer
Yakutat Tlingit Tribe

Ruby Steele
Ketchikan Indian Community

Guy Archibald
Executive Director

Guy is an analytical environmental chemist and microbiologist with over 20 years of experience. He works to utilize western science and apply traditional knowledge and practices to protect the various communities, the forest, salmon, trees, and people. 


Christie Jamieson
Assistant Executive Director

Christie (Daskawah) is Tlingit and Tahltan, and is the great granddaughter of Chief Shakes VII, Charles Jones.  She is of Raven moiety, and the Frog House.  She belongs to the Kaachadi Clan. She has had a long career in local and state governments from 1980-2015.  

Sonia Luokkala
Communications Director

A journalist of Finnish and Amazigh descent, Sonia moved to the US in 2012 and has covered environmental and humanitarian topics for over a decade. Her work has appeared in several prominent publications, including the LA Times.


The Chilkat Indian Village
Craig Tribal Association
Douglas Indian Association
Hydaburg Cooperative Association
Ketchikan Indian Community
Klawock Cooperative Association
Metlakatla Indian Community
Organized Village of Kake
Organized Village of Kasaan
Organized Village of Saxman
Petersburg Indian Association
Sitka Tribe of Alaska
Wrangell Cooperative Association
Yakutat Tlingit Tribe
Central Council of Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska

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