Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska
The Haida Nation and the Tlingit Nation have existed as two separate and distinct people since time immemorial.
Aani, known as Southeast Alaska, is their ancestral home. These Tribal Nations take great pride in their ability to cultivate and harvest the resources of the land and sea in a responsible manner. Always recognizing the value of and showing reverence and respect for all life of the land and sea. Through good stewardship, hard work, wise laws, and respect they strove to maintain balance in their community.
As issues have impacted them they made a transition to a written, formal process to engage in foreign government relationships. The Tlingit Nation and the Haida Nation united with foresight, courage, and determination to fight for their rights and preserve their relationship with the land, water, and resources.
As a result of those who fought the battle, the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska was formed to serve the interests of the Tlingit and Haida people for generations to come.
Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska
Founded in 1935, Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska (Central Council) is a tribal government representing more than 30,000 Tlingit and Haida Indians worldwide.
We are a sovereign entity and have a government to government relationship with the United States. Central Council’s headquarters are in Juneau, Alaska but our commitment to serving the Tlingit and Haida people extends throughout the United States.
We have over 8,000 tribal members in Western Washington alone.
Tlingit Haida Tribal Business Corporation
In 2010, the Tlingit Haida Tribal Business Corporation is wholly owned by the Central Council Tlingit Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska. The THTBC mission is to engage and conduct in business to improve the economic condition of the Tribe. THTBC is invested in its mission, its employees, and its partners to deliver success.
THTBC acquires KIRA
In 2016, Tlingit Haida Tribal Business Corporation (THTBC) acquired the federal contractor KIRA, Incorporated. At that time, KIRA was an award winning contractor with over 30 years experience in facilities maintenance and base operations support services. As a tribally owned entity, KIRA now has a competitive advantage to offer its partners and customers. Small business set aside contracts, sole source work, and helping large contractors’ meet small business subcontracting goals bring additional paths to business growth.