Native American Heritage Month Michael Tagaban

Posted: Thursday, November 19, 2009

Age: 56.

Tribe, moiety, clan: Tlingit, Eagle, Shark.

Residency: Juneau.

Positions: General Manager Goldbelt Security Services, Board member DIPAC, United Way Southeast, past President Alaska State Fire Fighter's Association, past President Gastineau Chapter Alaska State Fire Fighter's Association. Alaska Native Brotherhood Camp 2 member; Tlingit-Haida Central Council tribal member.

Hobbies: Hunting, fishing.

Quote: "Over the last several years, I have been blessed with mentoring by a Tlingit Elder as an Uncle would train nephews. The benefit of listening to his wisdom has influenced how I listen and apply business ideas, and my desire to help my community."

• The Juneau Empire will profile a different member of Juneau's Alaska Native community each day during November. To be profiled, e-mail Please include a name and phone number.

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