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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...
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...
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...
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...
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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Board praises role of cultural educators

...Try to keep the cuts out of the classroom if you can," he said.Other speakers included the council President Ed Thomas, Sealaska Heritage Institute's Jackie Kookesh and Goldbelt Heritage Foundation's Dionne Cadiente-Laiti.Board...
Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, thumbs down

Thumbs up to retiring Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska President Ed Thomas. He led the council for almost 30 years, having been elected in 1984 and taking a brief break from 2007 through 2010. At the...

...Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska elections, the Empire incorrectly stated Richard J. Peterson was sworn in as president by Ed Thomas. He was sworn in by Albert Kookesh. A photo that accompanied the story also should have been accredited to Stephanie...
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...


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