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Marina Anderson is a Haida and Tlingít speaker, consultant, educator, and solutions-based strategist. Marina works at the intersections between cultural, social, economic, and environmental justice. Marina's focus is to understand community needs in order to address them with sustainable solutions that are based on traditional ecological & social knowledge.


Raised on her people's original homelands and waters, Marina centers traditional harvesting & food preservation, carving, weaving, beading, fur & skin sewing and storytelling in her life and utilizes these traditional Haida and Tlingít skills to strengthen the health of the current and next generations.

Photo by Bethany Goodrich

A Glimpse
Into Marina's Life

Photo by Bethany Goodrich

Leadership and Public Service

  • Western Education Equity Assistance Center Council Member, 2023-Present

  • Native Peoples Action Steering Committee Member, 2022-Present

  • University of Alaska Fairbanks Rural Student Services Advisory Board, 2021-Present

  • Shaan Seet Incorporated Board of Director, 2021-Present

  • Alaska Conservation Foundation Board Trustee, 2021-Present

  • Southeast Alaska Tribal Youth Commission co-founder and Advisory Board Member, 2019-Present

  • Sustainable Southeast Partnership Steering Committee Member, 2017-Present

  • Prince of Wales Southeast Sea Otter Commission, 2017-2021

  • Organized Village of Kasaan Tribal Council Vice-President, 2018-2020

  • Organized Village of Kasaan Tribal Council Member at Large, 2017-2018

  • South East Indigenous Transboundary Commission Board Member, 2017-2021

  • Prince of Wales Island Community Advisory Council Member, 2017-2019

  • Central Council Tlingít & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska Emerging Leader Advisory Member, 2015

  • Alaska Native Sisterhood Executive Council Sergeant at Arms, 2014


  • Discipline and Obedience to the Traditions of our Ancestors

  • Respect for Self, Elders, and Others

  • Respect for Nature and Property

  • Patience

  • Pride in Family, Clan and Traditions is found in Love, Loyalty, and Generosity

  • Be Strong in Mind, Body and Spirit

  • Humor

  • Hold Each Other Up

  • Listen Well and with Respect; Speak with Care

  • We are Stewards of the Air, Land, and Sea

  • Reverence for Our Creator

  • Live in Peace and Harmony

  • Be Strong and Have Courage

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