Barbara Cadiente-Nelson

Barbara Cadiente-Nelson

Juneau School District

Native Education Grants


Juneau, AK

“The Native people of Southeast Alaska are some of the strongest, most innovative people in the world. I am proud to represent our people and work together to build a strong, enduring corporation that will benefit future generations.”

Barbara is the Vice President and Treasurer of F/V Star of the Sea, Inc. and the Juneau School District Native Education grants administrator, Title VI Indian Studies Project Director, and Co-chair of the District-wide Equity Committee.

She serves as chair of the Shareholder Relations Committee, a member of the Governance-Nominations Committee and Finance Committee, and serves as a Trustee on the Sealaska Heritage Institute Board of Trustees. Barbara has been a Sealaska Director since 2009.

She is a tribal member and officer of the Douglas Indian Association (DIA), Chair of the Culture and Education Committee, and Chair of Housing 

Barbara is Tlingit, Teikweidí (Brown Bear clan), L’eeneidí/Filipino yádi (child of). Her Tlingit name is X’ashk’ugé.