Education, Employment, and Training (EET). Reporting to the Deputy General Manager (CREETSS), Department director Victoria Canul-Dunne manages Higher Education Scholarships, Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), a General Education Degree (GED) program, the STA Tribal Employment Rights Office (TERO), career preparedness, and direct financial assistance programs. The EET coordinates cultural education programs with the Sitka School District, SNEP, Southeast Alaska Indian Cultural Center, and at the Tribal Youth Center (which houses the Boys and Girls Club). Tristan Guevin, Deputy Director, may be reached at 747-7314; Tribal Employment Rights Specialist Chester Miyasato at 747-8778.
STA's realty office works closely with restricted property landowners within the Sheet'ka Kwáan. Services provided for restricted property landowners include realty transactions, probate and estate planning, rights protection, and allotment applications. Allen Bell, Tribal Attorney and Realty Officer, may be reached at 747-7357; Janine Canul, Tribal Court Clerk, may be reached at 747-5897.
Tribal Court primarily hears three types of cases: Tribal Youth Diversion Effort (TYDE), Domestic violence, and children's guardianship and adoption cases. Any enrolled citizen, as well as any non-tribal citizen married to or in a relationship with a tribal citizen, is eligible to access tribal court services. Messages may be left for Chief Judge Pete Esquiro at Tribal Court; contact Tribal Court Clerk Janine Canul at 747-5897
STA's Realty Officer works closely with restricted property landowners within the Sheet'ka Kwaan. Services provided for restricted property landowners include: realty transactions; probate and estate planning; rights protection; and, pursuing pending allotment applications. Allen Bell, Realty Officer, can be reached at: 747-7163
The protection of subsistence resources is vital to the health and well-being of tribal citizens, and the Resource Protection Department (RPD) is STA's first line of defense in the long battle to maintain our traditional resources. The RPD provides continuing advocacy for maintaining tribal citizens' rights to harvest customary & traditional foods; and for those who are unable to harvest for themselves, RPD Traditional Foods Program provides some of those foods. Jeff Feldpausch, Resource Protection Director may be reached at 747-7469.
With the guidance of Deputy General Manager (CREETSS) Tristan Guevin, Social and Family Services Director Glade Morales ensures her department provides services to our Tribal families to strengthen and empower them. The department's current focus is on building a prevention program and facilitating healing from domestic violence and sexual assault as well as Indian Child Welfare Case management. Director Glade Morales may be reached at 747-3207.