“It has been rewarding and fulfilling to use my legal experience for the benefit of Sealaska shareholders; I have learned so much from my interactions with shareholders and community members.”
Jaeleen Araujo has been the Sealaska vice president and general counsel since her appointment in 2008. Her experience is driving Sealaska’s legal activities, which include developing and monitoring legislation and regulations to advance Native issues and protecting Sealaska and shareholder interests.
She carries two clan names from the L’eeneidí (Dog Salmon) house in Angoon including Kajoohein and Kinagoo.ut. She is a child of the Teikweidí (Brown Bear Clan).
Araujo holds a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and a Juris Doctor from the University of New Mexico School of Law. She is also a Sealaska shareholder, and a member of the Alaska Bar Association and the District of Columbia Bar Association.
She is married to Todd Araujo, also a lawyer and a member of the Wampanoag Tribe of Aquinnah. She has three children: Maya, Jade and Antone.