Sealaska is a for-profit Alaska Native Corporation charged with generating profits and paying dividends to our 26,000 Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian shareholders in Southeast Alaska through our operations and investments.

Those investments include our involvement in many economic-development and cultural preservation organizations active in the region and on behalf of our people. We believe that lifting the economic prospects of the entire region benefits our shareholders and their children. We work together with state, federal and local agencies and businesses to protect our community’s greatest and most important resources – the oceans, forests and people of Southeast Alaska.

The organizations listed below represent some of our most important partnerships and initiatives.

Spruce Root

Spruce Root is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) founded in 2012 with $500,000 in seed money from Sealaska through Haa Aaní Economic Development. Spruce Root provides business development and financial resources to local entrepreneurs in the form of loan capital, business coaching, workshops and competitions. Spruce Root’s mission is to assist Southeast Alaska’s people, businesses and communities in reaching their full potential and in long-term economic, social and environmental resilience. To learn more about Spruce Root’s services and its award-winning Path to Prosperity business competition, visit them online at

Sealaska Heritage Institute

Sealaska Heritage Institute is a private nonprofit founded in 1980 to perpetuate and enhance Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian cultures of Southeast Alaska. Its goal is to promote cultural diversity and cross-cultural understanding through public services and events. Sealaska Heritage also conducts social, scientific and public policy research that promotes Alaska Native arts, cultures, history and education statewide.

Carving and Bark Program

The Carving and Bark program is a joint effort to contribute to the cultural needs of Sealaska shareholders. Red and yellow cedar are custom cut to fill the donation requests of nonprofit organizations throughout the region.

Each year, we donate thousands of pounds of red and yellow cedar to arts programs that benefit thousands of students, community programs, village culture camps and behavioral health programs. While the Carving and Bark program does not provide teaching instruction, we do partner with artists and teachers to host workshops across Southeast Alaska, Washington state and California. We are always looking to expand the reach of our workshops.

If you are interested in having a workshop in your community, receiving materials, or learning more, please contact us.

Sustainable Southeast Partnership

The Sustainable Southeast Partnership addresses complex social, environmental and economic challenges through cross-sector coordination, and brings together diverse partners from throughout the region. Our collective impact network model is based on commitment across organizations and individuals to a common agenda, shared infrastructure, continuous communication, mutually reinforcing activities and a shared measurement framework. Sustainable Southeast Partnership focuses its efforts in the following areas:
  • Community fisheries and forestry
  • Food security
  • Energy independence
  • Local business


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