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Tlingit & Haida eNews 2.15.22
News in this Edition...
  • Youth Advocacy Grant Awarded
  • Support Our Tribal Businesses in Best of Juneau Competition
  • Community Advocacy Survey
Upcoming Events:
  • Elizabeth Peratrovich Day Virtual Celebration
  • 2nd Annual Tlingit & Haida Youth Summit
Youth Advocacy Grant Awarded
Tlingit & Haida was recently awarded a youth advocacy grant from the Spirit of Youth program to improve the behavioral health of young people in Anchorage, AK. 

The grant award will fund Tlingit & Haida's Transformative Healing for Indigenous Youth Anchorage project which aims to increase advocacy skills among Anchorage youth, provide a forum to discuss issues impacting young people today and explore factors that affect mental health. Addressing all of these issues helps empower Indigenous youth to advocate for change, strengthen their coping techniques and support their peers.

Eight youth leaders, ages 12-24, have been chosen to participate. Each expressed various reasons they wanted to be a part of the program, from tackling bullying and stigma surrounding mental health, to raising awareness about drug use and homelessness. 
With a grant from the Department of Health and Social Services, staff from Tlingit & Haida’s Community & Behavioral Services division will meet with the youth leaders to talk about issues important to them, explore factors that impact mental health, and teach coping techniques and advocacy skills. 
The youth leaders will organize a half-day, in-person summit in May to teach those skills to their peers. 
Tlingit & Haida’s Fourth Vice President Tasha Hotch said it’s exciting to see young people getting involved in their community. 
“People are seeing the value in having a young person’s voice,” Vice President Hotch said. “Any time where we create a space for younger people to have a platform to share their feelings, their ideas and what they want, and to get a little bit of guidance, it helps them feel comfortable to continue those skills forward.” 
Support Our Tribal Businesses in Best of Juneau Competition
Did you know several of Tlingit & Haida's businesses have been nominated for the Best of Juneau competition? There's still time to vote so let's show our support for our businesses and staff who go above and beyond and are truly the ‘Best of Juneau'!
Voting is open through 5:00 PM tomorrow (February 16th). Click the links below to cast your vote:
Community Advocacy Survey
Tlingit & Haida’s Community Advocacy program is conducting a survey to improve access to culturally responsive services for children and Elders. Sharing your experience is one of the most powerful ways to advocate for better services in your community. We need your help to learn more about what resources are available in your community and identify any service gaps.  
If you have experienced any of the following, please share your experience with us and complete the short survey: Abandonment • Domestic Violence • Financial Exploitation • Intimidation • Mental Suffering from an Addiction or Other Drug-Related Crisis • Neglect • Sexual Abuse • Trauma from Residential Boarding School Experience • Victimization from Opioid/Drug Crisis 
The survey is entirely confidential and you will not be asked to provide details of your experience. Upon completing the survey, you will have the option to provide your name and contact information to be entered into a drawing to win a $20 gift card as a small token of appreciation. 
For questions or more information on Tlingit & Haida’s Community Advocacy program, please email   
Upcoming Events
Elizabeth Peratrovich Day Virtual Celebration
Date: Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Facebook Live

Join the Alaska Native Brotherhood and Sisterhood Grand Camp tomorrow for a virtual celebration in honor of civil rights leader Elizabeth Peratrovich! Tlingit & Haida is a proud co-sponsor of the virtual event which includes a lineup of some incredible speakers, door prizes, a performance, and more!

For questions or more information on the Elizabeth Peratrovich Day virtual celebration, please contact Alaska Native Sisterhood Grand Camp President Daphyne Albee at
2nd Annual Tlingit & Haida Youth Summit
Dates: March 17-19, 2022
Location: Virtual Via Hopin
Register Now: Click Here

Tlingit & Haida's second annual Youth Summit will be held virtually March 17-19, 2022. The summit will provide youth (ages 16-27) with opportunities to use their collective voice to influence change and learn how to engage in the tribal government process. The goal of the Youth Summit is to inspire pride in our culture and heritage and foster a network of sharing, discussion and community building. If you know a youth that would be interested in participating in the summit, encourage them to let their voice be heard and register today!
Solicitation for Speakers:
Coordinators for the Youth Summit are seeking presentations from culture bearers, Elders, and tribal leaders who are interested in sharing their knowledge and holding up our next generation of leaders. If you are interested in being a speaker, submit a proposal online (click here) by March 8, 2022.
Questions? Contact the Navigators program at or 907.463.7752.
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