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THCC's Ed Thomas reflects on convention week

...leadership and the Alaska Federation of Natives' bylaws are just a few of the issues Tlingit-Haida Central Council President Ed Thomas had on his mind as the annual convention was winding down Saturday.Thomas said further cuts to federal funding would...
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Corporate voting isn't democratic

In response to the article about Ed Thomas' talk at the Sealaska Heritage Institute's brown bag...United States and white settlers across North America." - Ed Thomas, November 2011.If this is true, then why are we a...
Q&A with THCC President Richard Peterson I am, one quarter in.Who has mentored you over your career?Politically there has been quite a few. I mentioned Ed Thomas, Bill Martin. I had the honor to serve under them and I learned a lot. I have guidance from Dr. (Walter) Soboleff...
Tlingit and Haida to elect new president

...and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska will elect a new president Friday during the 79th annual Tribal Assembly.President Ed Thomas has served the Central Council since 1984, with a break between 2007 and 2010.The assembly is ongoing this week, with...
Local Native leader may get Bush post

Longtime Native leader Ed Thomas of Juneau is under consideration for the top job on Indian issues in the Bush administration. Thomas, president of the Central...
Tribal health facilities may get boost from $1.1 trillion federal spending bill for the contracts in full. Despite the decision, Congress has continued to underfund the Indian Health Service. Ed Thomas, president of Tlingit-Haida Central Council, said the funding bill is a reasonable start, but that it's not the...
IHS proposes caps as federal budget deadline nears

...that there has been any tribe that has not spoken out strongly and clearly."Tlingit-Haida Central Council President Ed Thomas was in Washington D.C. Tuesday to speak with the Alaska delegation about the IHS proposal. Part of the proposal calls...
Alaska Federation of Natives elects younger leadership

...give up leadership roles that were difficult to come by to begin with. For Tlingit-Haida Central Council President Ed Thomas, the election of Sweeney and Hoffman is promising."I know the history of their leadership in their own regions and...
Federal Subsistence Board under fire

...policy administratively, meaning it wouldn't require legislative action. Tlingit-Haida Central Council President Ed Thomas said in an interview that he believes Saxman is a rural community and that the subsistence board's process for determining...
Kookesh to step down as Sealaska board chair

...Haines lawmaker and current candidate for state office Bill Thomas, outgoing Tlingit-Haida Central Council President Ed Thomas, National Congress of American Indians Executive Director Jacqueline Pata, University of Alaska Southeast Dean of Enrollment...
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