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Cris Morrison joined the Petersburg Indian Association Tribal Council in September 2017. She has served as Tribal Council President since May 2019. Cris is a lifelong Petersburg resident, spending only two years living off-island while attending college in the state of Washington. She and her husband have raised three sons, all of whom still reside in Petersburg. Cris's first job was at her family's grocery store when she was 14 years old. Her employment history also includes the Petersburg Police Department, Whitney-Fidalgo Seafoods, Petersburg Fisheries Inc, Harvest Moon restaurant, the Legislative Information Office, and the Alaska Court System. Currently, Cris is self-employed; she and her husband have been operating three family businesses in Petersburg for more than 25 years.
Joe Stewart is a long-time Petersburg resident who joined the Council in September 2018. He has been President of ANB/ANS for over five years and a member for over eighteen years. He is very interested in the future of Petersburg Indian Association, the programs it is involved in and the direction it will be going.
Tsaagweidi - Eagle/Killer Whale - I am from a multi-generational family in Petersburg (Seet Ka Kwaan).
I am honored and pleased to serve on the Petersburg Indian Association Council. I have served over seven years collectively. I am always eager to continue learning about our programs and new opportunities. Petersburg Indian Association has opportunities available to see it sustainable on its own. It is part of my responsibility, as a Tribal council member, to first help create and sustain the foundation of the success of PIA. If PIA does not have a good foundation, we have nothing. With that success, we, the council, can create thriving programs that benefit ALL tribal members.
As a member of the council. I will base my decisions on what I believe, will keep PIA successful and what is in the best interest of the tribe as a whole.
Heather Conn is Petersburg-grown with an ethnic background of both Aleut and Norwegian. Her family was adopted into the Eagle clan in 1978. She is a mother of three, wife, PIA council member, and the principal of Stedman Elementary School. She currently holds a Masters in Elementary Education, Special Education and Educational Leadership. Her passion is advocating for children and their families in which she serves. She is excited to bring her voice to the Petersburg Indian Association.
Mary Ann Rainey is of the clan Eagle/Sharks from the Thunderbird House. Her Tlingit name is Kalk'ech, named after her grandmother. She has been a Council Member for years off and on. She is the liaison between the PIA Members and the Council. She reports what goes on at the PIA Department Director Meetings to the Council. She has 6 children, 18 grandchildren and 2 great grand children. She loves to work on crafts, especially ones that have to do with her native culture, such as weaving and button blanket regalia.
Jaclyn Eide was born and raised in Petersburg. A proud descendant of Amy Hallingstad, a great woman who fought tirelessly for the rights of Alaska Natives. Jaclyn has been a commercial fisherman since the age of 16. She and her husband are now proud owners of their own gillnet boat. In her free time, she loves to be with her family, whether it be cutting firewood, mushroom hunting, subsistence shrimping, or playing board games with her husband Lansing Eide and spending quality time with their son Sterling. She looks forward to serving her tribe and community.
Marc of the Wolf Moiety clan from Brown Bear house is a 4th Generation Petersburg resident, born and raised. The family moved to Petersburg in 1920, when his paternal Great Grandparents came for the fishing. They later became dairy farmers, founding the Martinsen's Dairy. His maternal Great Grands moved to Wrangell from Seattle as members of Chief Si'ahl tribe and his grandfather later went on to pioneer the local beam trawl shrimp fishery.
Petersburg Indian Association
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