Rosita Kaa háni Worl advised directors that she would not seek re-election to Board that expired on June 24, 2017. "It has been my honor and privilege to serve on the board," said Worl. "I have always said that since I was elected to this office, Sealaska has always been my highest priority second to my family, and I’ve devoted my energies to this end. I am proud to have contributed to making Sealaska a leader as a preeminent Native corporation. At this point in my life, I have other priorities to which I’d like to devote my attention."
Sealaska directors honored Rosita Worl for her years of dedication and service. She first joined the board in 1987 as an independent candidate. She fought for Native communities on a local and national level, including the campaign to enroll the next generation of shareholders.
In 1987, Dr. Worl joined the board as an independent candidate. A beloved mentor to numerous artists and leaders, Rosita’s powerful presence impacts people in Southeast and beyond. As a director of Sealaska, Rosita has fought for Native communities on a local and national level, including the campaign to enroll the next generation of Sealaska shareholders. She was also an instrumental voice in the passage of the fi nal Sealaska land entitlement, securing the protection of sacred sites for future generations.
Rosita’s Tlingit names are Yeidiklats’akw and Kaa háni. She is Eagle of the Shungukeidí (Thunderbird) Clan from the Kaawdliyaayi.
View the annual meeting recogntion of Dr. Worl at this link. View an image slideshow of Dr. Worl's contributions over the years, below.