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The Southeast Alaska Conservation Council just wants others in our community to understand that we consider Sealaska, a company composed of Southeast Alaska's First Peoples, an important and respected leader in our region, as well as our neighbor.
We have a long history of a good working relationship with Sealaska. Many times, our views on resources issues are in agreement; sometimes they are not. Even when we disagree or our interests differ, both SEACC and Sealaska continue working together in a practical, problem-solving way.
We do so because we both share a commitment to Southeast Alaska and the people who call it home. We believe this type of relationship sets a good example for how neighbors can, and should, handle any differences that may arise.
Executive director, SEACC