Our story began in the forests and continues there today with all of our neighbors who call the Tongass home. Historically, most of this land was used by Indigenous people, but today only a small sliver of the Tongass region remains in Native ownership. Sealaska owns a mere 1.3 percent, and from that, tribal member shareholders strive to provide for themselves, so they may continue to prosper.
As we prosper, we hope to create positive change for everyone in Southeast Alaska for generations to come. Sealaska practices sustainability and stewardship for the future just as our ancestors did. We honor a cultural practice we’ve lived for millenniums called, Haa Shagoon. This way of life is based on the principle that we are all inextricably linked to the past, present and future. With every decision we make, we consider what our ancestors strived for; what is important and needed for our current generation and what we want to hand over to the next generation. Our Native values require us to balance cultural, economic, environmental and social needs.