If you are interested in becoming an enrolled citizen of Tlingit & Haida, complete the enrollment application and provide a certified birth certificate. There is no minimum blood quantum…you just need to provide proof of Tlingit and/or Haida descendancy.
The Tlingit and Haida people were brought together by common interests in protecting, preserving and advocating for the rights of our people. The Native cultures of Southeast Alaska were built on a solid foundation of respect for: culture, elders, clans, the bounty of the land and waters, and the land itself.
7359 or 907.463. 7359, or download it from our website: www.ccthita-nsn.gov/services/enrollment/overview.
The Haida Nation and the Tlingit Nation have existed as two separate and distinct people since time immemorial. This great land (Aani) known as Southeast Alaska is the ancestral home of the Tlingit and Haida people. All Haida and Tlingit clans are organized into two major moieties: Eagle and Raven.
Haida ethics and values are fundamental to Haida culture and society – respect, responsibility, interconnectedness, balance, seeking wise counsel, and giving and receiving are all elements that define the Haida world view. Respect for each other and all living things is rooted in our culture.
Tlingit artists are known for their basket weaving, totem poles, and their exceptional Chilkat robes and other weavings. Here is a website about Tlingit artwork in general.
The Haida (HIGH-duh) live on Prince of Wales Island as well as on Haida Gwaii in Canada. The Tlingit (CLINK-it) live throughout all of Southeast Alaska. The Tsimshian (SIM-shee-ann) people live primarily in Metlakatla, Alaska’s only reservation, and British Columbia, Canada.
The Tlingit people, whose name means “People of the Tides”, have a vast history; many speculate its origins dating as early as 11,000 years ago. Two major theories exist as to where the Tlingit people originate from, the largest being a coastal migration across the Bering Strait land mass from north Asia.
The distinctive art of the Tlingit is reflective of their culture, ancestry, and collective histories. Most of these carvings were seen in ceremonial art; staffs, masks, and rattles of cedar wood and metal were used for potlatches and healing ceremonies.
Alaska Region. Central Council of Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska (Tlingit & Haida or Tribe) is one of the largest and most remote tribes in Southeastern Alaska.
The most diverse group of Alaskan Natives are the southern Eskimos or Yuit, speakers of the Yup’ik languages. At the time of contact, they were the most numerous of the Alaska Native groups.
The Tlingit are an indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest Coast of North America. Their name for themselves is Lingít, meaning “People of the Tides”.
The Tlingit (/ˈklɪŋkɪt/ or /ˈtlɪŋɡɪt/; also spelled Tlinkit; Russian: ) are indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast of North America. Their language is the Tlingit language (natively Lingít, pronounced [ɬɪ̀nkɪ́tʰ]), in which the name means ‘People of the Tides’.
The culture of the Tlingit, an Indigenous people from Alaska, British Columbia, and the Yukon, is multifaceted, a characteristic of Northwest Coast peoples with access to easily exploited rich resources. In Tlingit culture a heavy emphasis is placed upon family and kinship, and on a rich tradition of oratory.
The Tlingit (sometimes also known as the Łingít) are Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast of North America who share a common cultural heritage. Tlingit means “people of the tides.” In the 2016 Census, 2,110 people identified as having Tlingit ancestry.