Cooperative Association to pass out backpacks in back-to-school program
August 1, 2019
The Wrangell Cooperative Association, once again, is helping out with the Tlingit and Haida Central Council's back to school backpack event. Tribal Administrator Esther Ashton said that the WCA partners with the central council every year for this event, which aims to provide backpacks and school supplies to native children across Southeast Alaska. Applications to receive a backpack will close on Aug. 2.
"Basically, it's for Alaska Native or American Indian," she said. "You have to reside in Wrangell, and it's for pre-k to grade 12."
Ashton said that the central council purchases all the su...