Sealaska leadership was invited to interact with the Latseen Leadership Academy students on July 16, 2015. Latseen Leadership Academy is the effort of Sealaska Heritage Institute. The goal of the program is to immerse students in leadership opportunities through the development of self-knowledge, and physical and spiritual strength.
(pictured below is Jaeleen Araujo interacting with Latseen studetns)
(pictured right is 2015 Sealaska intern Chloey Cavanaugh)
Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) was founded in 1980 by Sealaska after being conceived by clan leaders, traditional scholars and elders at the first Sealaska Elders Conference. Since inception, Sealaska has donated roughly $20.1 million to SHI operations. The return on this investment includes the increase of traditional language speakers and increase attendance at Celebration. Other investments include providing opportunities for our youth to advance culturally and intellectually through internships, funding the yearly scholarships, and supporting the Latseen Camp.
Sealaska Vice President General Counsel and Corporate Secretary Jaeleen Araujo talked to the importance the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act as well as enrolling as descendants when the students turn 18.
The interaction took place at the Walter Soboleff building’s Shuká Hit, the clan house inside the facility.