WCA receives $620,000 in funding for cultural preservation
March 2, 2022
The Wrangell Cooperative Association was told last month it will receive $620,000 in federal funding from the Southeast Alaska Sustainability Strategy, a $25 million U.S. Forest Service investment to diversify the economy of Southeast communities.
The tribe plans to spend $500,000 on a project to carve new totem poles, $60,000 on a cultural symposium and $60,000 toward cultural preservation, such as promoting traditional, healthy foods and adding the Tlingit names to signs around town.
WCA plans to hire a master carver and obtain the logs to carve totem poles in Wrangell, tribal administra...