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Eagle Totem Campaign Accepts Goldbelt Donation

Juneau, AK

Goldbelt Incorporated has presented a check for $5,000 to the University of Alaska Southeast Eagle Totem Campaign.  To date the campaign has raised $140,917, including  Sealaska’s $40,000 in-kind donation of the red cedar log. The Eagle Totem project is to erect a pole on the UAS Juneau campus to provide balance with an existing Raven pole.  The fundraising effort is being led by the student Wooch.een club.

A raising ceremony for the Eagle Totem will take place in the UAS Courtyard, Auke Lake Campus on Saturday, April 24, between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. The event will include a dance and remarks by Haida carvers Joe and TJ Young, a catered reception and dance performances by several local dance groups.

Accepting Donation by Goldbelt

March 10, 2010, Presentation of $5000 from Goldbelt Corporation to UAS Eagle Totem Campaign. (L to R): Gary Droubay (Goldbelt President & CEO) , Joe  Kahklen (Goldbelt board member),  Wooch.een Chair Ralph Wolfe, Wooch.enn Council Members Charles McKenry Jr., Crystal Rogers, Davina Cole, Native and Rural Student Center Coordinator Kolene James, Chancellor John Pugh, PITAAS Director Jacque Tagaban, UAS Admissions Director Joe Nelson)

Eagle Totem Campaign Donations include:

  • $43,100  Sealaska Corporation (includes $40,000 in-kin donation of the log)
  • $25,000  The Rasmuson Foundation
  • $14,300  Wooch.een / UAS Native Student Club
  • $10, 520  UAS Faculty & Staff
  • $5,000  UAS Alumni Association
  • $5,000  Goldbelt Inc.
  • $2,500  First National Bank Alaska
  • $1,000  Elgee Rehfeld Mertz LLC
  • $1,000  Huna Heritage Foundation

Press Release Contact

Kolene James
UAS Coordinator, Native and Rural Student Center (NRSC)