Sealaska President and CEO Anthony Mallott recently spoke with Philanthropy Northwest CEO Jeff Clarke about his work, as part of the organizations ongoing series of interviews with key leaders in philanthropy from across the region and around the nation.
Excerpts From the Interview
Q: Sealaska has holistic responsibility to strengthening Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people, and is deeply interested in the health of all communities in southeast Alaska.
A: Haa Aaní, LLC was created to promote the cultural, social and economic viability of Southeast. As a result, one of its primary goals is to remove impediments to economic growth and build resiliency in the smaller communities in Southeast.
Q: As part of its responsibility to its people, Sealaska established Sealaska Heritage Institute in 1980 to steward, strengthen and perpetuate Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian culture. Since then, Sealaska has invested roughly $20.1 million in cash and in-kind services.
A: The cornerstone of Sealaska’s investment to Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) is the grand opening of the Walter Soboleff building on May 15, 2015. The new building will house offices for SHI staff along with a place to celebrate and learn about Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian cultures.
You can read the full article Guided by Native Values: An Interview with Anthony Mallott, Sealaska CEO here.