By Mark Sabbatini
Juneau Empire 

Tlingit Haida plans education, cultural campuses in Juneau


Image courtesy of the Tlingit and Haida Central Council

An illustration depicts a proposed 12-acre education campus the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska plans to build in Juneau.

Plans to build a 12-acre tribal education campus and a 457-acre cultural immersion park in Juneau were unveiled at the 89th annual tribal assembly of the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska.

The projects combine efforts to reclaim tribal land, expand traditional cultural and educational activities and provide support to students in a state education system that "is failing our students," said Tlingit and Haida President Richard Chalyee Éesh Peterson in his speech to the assembly on April 17 at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall.

Fundraising for the projects is expected...

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