Alaska is in an urgent situation and in need of indigenous teachers. What can be done to overcome the shortage? How can we work together to recruit qualified educators who will remain in rural school districts? P.I.T.A.A.S. (Preparing Indigenous Teachers & Administrators for Alaska Schools) is a grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education with the following goals to address these needs:
- Increase the number of qualified Alaska Native teachers graduating from the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS)
- Improve on-campus support for Alaska Native students
- Collaborate with partners to build a support network for P.I.T.A.A.S. participants
- Cultivate culturally responsive and culturally supportive programs at UAS by modifying the existing Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Bachelor of Science programs
CCTHITA (Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska) is the Tribal Government representing approximately 26,000 Tlingit and Haida Indians worldwide. We are a sovereign entity and have a government to government relationship with the United States.
The Council's headquarters is in Juneau, Alaska but our commitment to serving the Tlingit and Haida people extends throughout the United States.
For a list of resources to include news and events, training, employment and services please view the CCTHITA website.
Headquartered in Juneau, Alaska, Sealaska is a regional corporation formed under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 (ANCSA). Our assets are derived from the aboriginal lands of Tlingit and Haida Indians of Southeast Alaska.
Sealaska is a Native-owned corporation with over 17,500 shareholders and is the largest private landowner in Southeast Alaska. Our principal investments are in forest products, the financial markets, plastics manufacturing, prototyping, construction aggregates, environmental services, bio-life sciences, and international trade support.
Sealaska's philosophy is to protect and grow our corporate assets to provide economic, cultural and social benefits to current and future generations of our shareholders.
For more information about Sealaska please view the Sealaska Heritage Institute website.