Tlingit Haida Tribe sets goals for 2018-2019

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) President Richard Peterson gave his state of the tribe address at the 83rd Assembly of the Central Council Tlingit Haida Indian Tribe.

    Peterson focused on expansion of services and goals for the next year.  He said  he wants to agree to more compacts with the state on education, public safety and the department of corrections.

    Another goal is a grants department and creation of a half way house.  They also want to improve international relations and work
    better on the trans-boundary mining issue.

    Peterson says they also want to reach every one of their citizens, "Especially for our tribal brothers and sisters that live outside our service area and feel often left out.  We are trying to expand our services and build relationships so we can serve all our people, all 31,000 plus no matter where they live."

    He also mentioned economic development, improvement in education and making communities safer.

    Peterson also emphasized improvement of international relations, work on sacred sites around Juneau, and economic development.

    He says the tribe still considers the cultural immersion park in Juneau a priority.


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