Sitka Tribal Enterprises is the economic development arm of the Sitka Tribe of Alaska – a federally recognized tribal government with more than 4,000 citizens who are primarily of Tlingit, Haida, Aleut and Tsimpsian descent. Sitka Tribe’s mission is “To exercise sovereign rights and powers, to preserve the integrity of tribal society, and to improve the lives of individual tribal citizens.”
Sitka Tribal Enterprises mission is “To provide economic development, grow and sustain business and employment opportunities keeping an emphasis with a cultural sensitivity for all tribal citizens.”
Enterprises include: Community House Gift Shop, Sitka Tribal Tours, the Community House, and the Community Cottage Kitchen Development Center.
The Community of Sitka (roughly translated in Tlingit as “Shee”) is located on Baranof Island in the Alexander Archipelago in the region of Alaska commonly known as “Southeast.” Sitka lies in the heart of the Tongass National Forest, the largest temperate rain forest in the world. With no roads connecting it to other communities, Sitka is accessible only by air or water.