Sealaska Partners with City of Angoon to Protect Gravesite

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For Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people the basis of identity begins with a deep connection to land and water. A recent request from the City of Angoon to help protect a gravesite aligns with Sealaska’s management of traditional homelands.

Aerial view of Angoon, AK, courtesy of City of Angoon, Facebook page.

The Salvation Army learned that two buildings for the Angoon Corps were built over existing graves. The discovery was made during a survey of the property six years ago. In an agreement, The Salvation Army worked with the City of Angoon to find alternative property and structures for the ministry.

Sealaska’s $35,000 donation will assist the city in relocating a steel building to a new location. Once moved to city-owned land, the city will lease the building to The Salvation Army.

Sealaska’s financial success allows continued investments in areas that benefit shareholders. Read more about Sealaska’s financial growth here.