Information for the community of Yakutat

On March 17, 2020 at 5 o’clock PM, YTT President John Buller and Council declared a State of Emergency for the Yakutat Tlingit Tribe. The State of Emergency authorizes Tribal President Buller to take all necessary steps to protect tribal members, staff members and community members from the COVID-19 Virus.


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The Yakutat Tlingit Tribe

Our Mission

“To preserve, maintain and protect the unique culture, land and resources of Yakutat Tlingit people; to maximize our social, health & well-being while creating economic development benefits to all tribal members.”

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.

Deeply Embedded Culture & Tradition

Deeply Embedded Culture & Tradition

Our practiced customs and traditional ceremonies validate our identity and culture – which were passed down through generations with pride and dignity.

Our Way of Life

Haa Shagoon

We have a lengthy history of reliance on our habitat – subsisting off of the abundant Alaskan Wildlife.

tlingit formline

Tlingit Formline

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.

More Than Meets the Eye

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