Haa Tóoch Lichéesh

We Believe it is Possible

Cultivating the conditions for safety & healing in Lingít Aaní

Mission & Vision

We envision a socially just community in a reciprocal, healthy relationship with the land and with each other. Guided by the wisdom of our ancestors, we reckon with injustice and commit to healing and liberation, while honoring our interdependence. Together, we are imagining and creating a community free from violence.

Land Acknowledgement

Lingít Aaní

Haa Tóoch Lichéesh resides on the unceded territory of the L’eedini Áakʼw Ḵwáan, also known as Juneau, Alaska. We acknowledge that Lingít Peoples have been stewards of this land since time immemorial and we are grateful for that stewardship and incredible care. We recognize the series of unjust actions that attempted to remove them from their land, which includes forced relocations and the burning of villages. We honor the relationships that exist between Lingít Peoples, their lands, their ancestors, and future generations. We aspire to work toward healing and liberation, recognizing our paths are intertwined in the complex histories of settler colonialism in Alaska. We acknowledge that we arrived here by listening to the peoples, Elders, and lessons from the past and these stories carry us as we weave a healthier world for future generations. We aspire towards truth, healing, and justice as we build a collective future where everyone can thrive.

(Painting by Leah Bennett)

Our Values

  • Decolonization 
  • Equity & Inclusivity
  • Respect // ldakát át áwé at yáa awooné a jeex̱ tootee
  • Honoring Generations
  • Vulnerability
  • Lifting each other up // dikéede wooch gax̱toolsháat
  • Healing & Accountability 
  • Intentionality
  • Courage // i gu.aa yáx̱ xʼwán
  • Transformation 

Collaboration & Co-Creation

The Haa Tóoch Lichéesh Coalition is a partnership of organizations, agencies, schools, and individuals across our community.

Supporting Juneau's LGBTQ2+ community

Rigid gender norms and patriarchal dominance are a root cause of violence. We stand with our beloved community, supporting survivors, uplifting youth, and celebrating love.

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