The stewardship of our traditional lands and waters is crucial to maintaining our Alaska Native way of life and is an expression of our sovereignty.

Tlingit & Haida’s Seacoast Indigenous Guardians Network (SIGN) is a collaborative partnership created to empower every Southeast Alaska Tribe and community with the tools and resources they need to steward and restore balance to their traditional homelands and waters in perpetuity.


Tlingit & Haida’s Seacoast Indigenous Guardians Network strengthens Southeast Alaska communities through the development of jobs and professional training opportunities, youth programs and outreach, and collaborative stewardship of our traditional homelands and waters.


Rooted in Indigenous values and led by Alaska Native communities, Seacoast Indigenous Guardians will restore balance to the coastal communities and biodiverse ecosystems of Southeast Alaska.



Joe Nelson

Marina Anderson

Richard Peterson

Dave Schmid