By Caroleine James
Wrangell Sentinel 

Economic forum prompts discussion about WCA representation and racism


October 12, 2022

Wrangell’s Native community is critical of last month’s chamber-sponsored economic forum for its lack of tribal presentations on the agenda and the offensive comment of a speaker.

The chamber of commerce organized the five-hour session to spark a discussion about Wrangell’s economic future and create a space for business leaders to share their perspectives. However, key players in Wrangell’s economic landscape — particularly representatives of the tribal government — were not offered the opportunity to present.

Esther Aaltséen Reese, tribal administrator at the Wrangell Cooper...

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