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Tlingit & Haida eNews 1.8.21
News in this Edition...
  • President Peterson Joins Data for Indigenous Justice Advisory Board
  • Housing Opportunity for Resident Manager
  • Q4 Newsletter Available Online
Upcoming Virtual Events
  • Two-Week Safety Boot Camp Training
  • Virtual Scholarship Workshop
  • Virtual Study Group
President Peterson Joins Data for Indigenous Justice Advisory Board
Tlingit & Haida President Richard Chalyee Éesh Peterson has joined the Data for Indigenous Justice (DIJ) advisory board.

DIJ is an Alaska Native women-led non-profit organization that seeks to reclaim and consolidate data on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) in Alaska. Working alongside indigenous communities, the organization focuses on justice and healing by addressing data gaps, creating systemic change, and providing advocacy through representation. DIJ is the first indigenous-led effort to collect missing and murdered data in Alaska and is one of the most comprehensive databases in the state. Information is gathered from law enforcement records, state and national databases, media, communities and family members.

As a member of the advisory board, President Peterson will participate in bi-annual meetings to provide feedback on planning and activities and document review on items such as reports and statements. 

“It is an honor to serve on the Data for Indigenous Justice advisory board and support their incredible work to bring justice for the victims and healing to our indigenous people and communities,” said President Peterson. “Far too many of us have experienced the grief of losing a loved one who has been murdered or gone missing. The work of Data for Indigenous Justice is a call for justice and sheds light on the disparities in data from local, state and federal law enforcement agencies. Through their stewardship, we are reclaiming these numbers and putting the data in indigenous hands.”

To learn more about DIJ, visit:
Housing Opportunity for Resident Manager
Are you interested in being an evening volunteer while saving money? Tlingit & Haida’s Reentry & Recovery department is recruiting for a male resident manager for its transitional housing program in Juneau, Alaska. A newly remodeled private apartment (rent & utility free) will be provided to the selected volunteer. The primary responsibility for this position is to be a point of contact for residents in the evening hours and complete a 10PM curfew check, which will allow the interested applicant to maintain employment elsewhere during the day. 

The ideal candidate will be in active, long-term recovery, but it is not a requirement to apply. This opportunity is open until filled but please apply as soon as possible! Please note alcohol is not allowed in the residence. Travel costs for relocation will be considered for the perfect candidate.

For more information, contact the Reentry & Recovery department at 907.463.7365.
Q4 Newsletter Available Online
Tlingit & Haida’s 4th Quarter edition of the Tribal News newsletter is now available online! For recent news on Tlingit & Haida's government, administrative, and program activities, check it out at

Here are just a few highlights of what's inside:
  • 85th Annual Tribal Assembly Held Virtually
  • Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebrated Virtually
  • Headquarters Established for TEOC
  • General Contractor Hired for Construction Company Startup
  • Save the Date: Virtual Native Issues Forums
  • Alaska Native Vietnam-Era Veterans Allotment
  • Elders Talking Circles
  • TEOC Responds to Haines Disaster
Upcoming Virtual Events
VTRC Two Week Safety Bootcamp
Tlingit & Haida's Vocational Training & Resource Center is excited to offer a limited number of scholarships to tribal citizens ages 18-24 who reside in the communities of Angoon, Hoonah, Hydaburg, Juneau, Klukwan, Sitka, and Yakutat to participate in the 2-Week Safety Boot Camp training that will be provided virtually by Northern Industrial Training beginning January 11th. This opportunity is possible through grant funding received from the Association of Alaska School Boards STEPS grant that supports programming and opportunities in these communities.

Participants will need to have access to a computer with a video camera and microphone.

To receive the application for the course and be registered, please contact Krista Staveland at
Virtual Scholarship Workshop
Dates: Monday, January 11, 2021
Time: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Location: Zoom

Join Tlingit & Haida's Navigators program Monday, January 11th for a virtual Scholarship Workshop! The free workshop will cover the scholarship and FAFSA application process, help students identify and apply for scholarships, and provide writing assistance for cover letters and essays.

All participants will be entered into a random drawing for some great door prizes: Smart safe backpack (Grand Prize), noise cancelling headphones, college snack box, and more!

For more information, contact the Navigators program at or 907.463.7752.
Virtual Study Group
Dates: Wednesdays (January 13 - May 12, 2021)
Time: 4:30 - 6:30 PM
Location: Zoom

Start the New Year on the right foot by joining Tlingit & Haida's Navigators Study Group! Get the support you need to earn good grades and stay on track in school. Study Group aims to support Tribal Citizen students (6th - 12th grade) through tutoring and homework coaching. By joining, you will also be entered to win door prizes!

For more information, contact the Navigators program at or 907.463.7752.
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