Upcoming Events

August 17th - 21st

Culture Camp/Office Island (5th-12th Grade)

All day

Location Varies

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August 17th - 21st

Culture Camp/Office Island (5th-12th Grade)


All day

Location Varies

September 2nd

Office Closed

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September 2nd

Office Closed

The office will be closed on Monday, September 2nd in observance of Labor Day. We will reopen the following day, September 3rd during normal business hours.  

September 9th

Tribal Council Meeting

6pm

PIA Conference Room

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September 9th

Tribal Council Meeting

Please join us for our monthly Council Meeting. All are welcome to attend. 

6pm

PIA Conference Room

October 7th

Tribal Council Meeting

6pm

PIA Conference Room

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October 7th

Tribal Council Meeting

Please join us for our monthly Council Meeting. All are welcome to attend!

6pm

PIA Conference Room

October 14th

Office Closed

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October 14th

Office Closed

The office will be closed on Monday, October 14th in observance of Indigenous Peoples Day. We will reopen the following day, October 15th during normal business hours. 

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PIA NEWS

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2019 Community Culture Camp

The 2019 Community Culture Camp has come to an end! Thank you to all who participated and volunteered your time!






August 2019

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4th of July

Our Tlingit culture was well represented at the 4th of July Parade! Thank you to the dancers and ANS!





July 2019

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Backpacks and School Supplies

The Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska will once again be distributing backpacks filled with starter school supplies in partnership with all Southeast Alaska Village Tribes prior to the 2019-2020 school year.

All Alaska Native/American Indian youth are encouraged to apply! Deadline: August 2, 2019


Please stop by PIA to fill out an application or call 772-3636 with any questions!


Distribution will be on August 15, 2019 at 6pm in the PIA Conference Room.


Eligibility: 

-Entering Pre-K to Grade 12

-Reside in community of Petersburg

-Alaska Native / American Indian



July 2019

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Ancient Hand Maul Found Near Sandy Beach

Chief of Police, Jim Kerr, presented an ancient hand maul to our Tribal Council at our June 2019 Council Meeting. Jim found the artifact on April 6th. He was on the beach and saw a strangely shaped rock sticking up out of the sand. Hand Mauls were used to install ancient fish traps. When Jim contacted PIA, he was adamant that this piece of our culture remain with our tribe. We would like to thank Jim for presenting this artifact and helping us preserve our culture.













June 2019

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JOM 50/50 Raffle

The Johnson O'Malley Program is holding a 50/50 raffle! Tickets are $5.00, and drawing will be held after 400 tickets are sold for a grand prize of $1,000!


Tickets are available for purchase at Glacier Express or call 907-518-0198.


















May 2019

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Graduating Seniors Presented with their Shawls

Graduating seniors pose with their shawls provided by the Johnson O'Malley Program.
The shawls were made by Council Member, Maryann Rainey and presented to the seniors at a ceremony last week. Congratulations to all of the graduating seniors!


Pictured: Chad Lopez, George Skeek, Matthew Espeseth, Avery Hermann-Sakamoto, Avery Skeek, and Tayla Heppe.


May 2019

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PIA Welcomes a New Tribal Administrator

 We would like to introduce our new Tribal Administrator, Tracy Welch.


Tracy has been on the Tribal Council since the 2017 Election, and Tribal President since August of 2017. Tracy is proud to call herself a Turtle Mountain Chippewa. She is a licenced attorney in the state of Oregon. She received her undergrad education at The University of Notre Dame, and received her law degree at the University of Oregon. Tracy grew up in Petersburg, and has spent 28 years of her life commercial fishing.


We are very pleased to welcome her to the PIA Staff!













May 2019

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PIA Welcomes New Tribal Council President

 

We would like to congratulate Cris Morrison on becoming our new Tribal Council President. We look forward to her guidance and leadership in her new role. She has been a Council Member for two years. She is Tlingit and has been a Petersburg resident all her life. Cris and her husband have three children and three grandchildren who also reside in Petersburg. Her favorite time of the year is summer because she enjoys fishing for halibut, RV 'camping' out the road, and spending time at the family cabin with . . . FAMILY! 







May 2019

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Mural Restoration

This mural was created by Sam Wood, and restored by Janine Gibbons.
Restoration made possible by the Healthy is Here Grant from Searhc. The mural hangs on the side of the Alps building, a beautiful addition to downtown Petersburg.






May 2019

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Sign Unveiling for the John Hanson Hall

Many gathered to celebrate the Sign Unveiling for the John Hanson Sr. Community Hall during Mayfest weekend. The sign was made by the Petersburg High School shop class.

















May 2019

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A Visit from American Indian Comedian Tatanka Means

Award winning actor and comedian Tatanka Means visited Petersburg at the request of our JOM Program. He performed for the Middle School and once again for the community. He represents the Navajo, Oglala Lakota and Omaha Nations. 


















May 2019

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