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Applications due for back-to-school backpacks


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A backpack pickup from 2018.

The Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes is once again distributing back-to-school backpacks across multiple Southeast Alaskan communities this year. Applications for the backpacks are due this Friday, July 17. The backpack distribution is a common occurrence in Wrangell, and in other Southeast communities. However, students can also expect to find new laptops in their bags this year, instead of school supplies.

Julie Chapman, program coordinator with the Central Council, said they are aiming to get the backpacks out to the communities before the start of the school year. Beca...

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