Preserving, maintaining, and protecting the unique culture, land, and resources of the Yakutat Tlingit People.
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What makes us who we are
An Intimate Connection to Our Lands
Haa Aaní, Haa Kusteeyí
The Tlingit people have a very strong historic, cultural, linguistic & spiritual connection to their land.
Our way of life
We have a lengthy history of reliance on our habitat – subsisting off of the abundant Alaskan Wildlife.
DEEPLY EMBEDDED CULTURE AND TRADITION
Culture and Tradition
Our practiced customs, songs and dances, and traditional ceremonies which were passed down through generations with pride and dignity validate our identity and culture.
The Tlingit Language
Lingít Yoo X̲ʼatángi
Our Tlingit identity is born through our language; and through our language, we get to see the way our ancestors truly saw the world.
arts and crafts
Arts and Crafts
The distinctive art of the Tlingit is reflective of their culture, ancestry, and collaborative histories.
Respect for nature
Ldakát át a yáa ayaduwanéi
The Tlingit believe that every creature has a soul and all life is of equal value; plants, trees, birds, fish, animals, and human beings are equally respected.