Heather Kootink Douville

Senior Project Coordinator

Tlingit & Haida, Native Lands & Resources Division

Heather (Kootink) Douville serves as the Seacoast Indigenous Guardians Network Senior Project Coordinator at Tlingit & Haida’s Native Lands & Resources division.

In her role, Heather focuses on expanding the Seacoast Indigenous Guardians Network, with a primary emphasis on environmental stewardship and sustainable economic projects supporting tribes throughout Southeast Alaska.

Before joining Tlingit & Haida’s Native Lands & Resources division, Heather gained diverse experience at the SouthEast Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) from 2014, including patient experience, Tribal and community relations, project management, marketing, and communications. She also successfully ran her own business from 2006 to 2014.

Heather belongs to the Tlingit Shank’weidi wolf clan and currently resides in Craig, Alaska. She is not only a dedicated professional but also deeply passionate about preserving and practicing her culture, from skills like skin sewing to traditional food harvesting and preservation. Her unwavering commitment to making a significant impact with the Seacoast Indigenous Guardians Network (SIGN) and its partners is fueled by her strong connection to her Indigenous roots and ancestral homelands.