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Youth Commission

The Youth Commission will function as a working body of Tlingit & Haida and provides an opportunity for youth to develop leadership skills and learn about Tlingit & Haida’s governing structure, parliamentary procedures, resolution drafting and effective tools for advocacy.

2020-2022 Youth Commission Officers

Joe Hillaire, Jr.
President

Tiadola Silva
1st President


Drew Jackson
2nd Vice President

Patrice DeAsis
Secretary

Sabena Allen
Member at Large

Christianna Edwards
Member at Large

 

2020-2022 Youth Commission Delegates

 

Anchorage
Patrick Frerich
Lauren Walicki

 

Angoon
Tiadola Silva

Craig
Alissa Durgan
Laci Lowery

Hydaburg
Joseph Hilaire Jr.

Juneau
Phillip Cadiente-Laiti
Patrice DeAsis
Alayna Duncan

Sitka
Sabena Allen
Marlis Boord
Brittany Kembel

Kake
Drew Jackson

Ketchikan
Rebecca Estrin

Klawock
Kevin Isaacs

Metlakatla
Jeannette Kaleikau-Buxton

Petersburg
Sydney Guthrie

Seattle
Elizah Dominy
Christianna Edwards
Erika Mayer

 

How to Join the Youth Commission

Tlingit & Haida will be accepting applications in 2022 from tribal citizen youth who are interested in joining the Tribe’s newly established Youth Commission. Up to three representatives per Tlingit & Haida community shall be appointed by the Tlingit & Haida President to serve a two-year term on the Youth Commission.

How to Apply:

  • Complete an application and submit to deptfob@ccthita-nsn.gov

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be an enrolled tribal citizen of Tlingit & Haida
  • Must be between the ages of 15-27.

Application Deadline: The application period is closed until 2022.

Youth Commission Documents