DIA’s Base Roll Tribal members originate from the T’aaku Kwáan and A’akw Kwáan clans which have inhabited the Anax Yaa Andagan Yé (Douglas) and Dzantik’i Héeni (Juneau) region since time immemorial.
DOUGLAS INDIAN ASSOCIATION
Photos by Micheal Penn/Juneau Empire
Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA)
Douglas Indian Association is a Federally recognized Tribe since 1934
Tlingit people and their clans were well established and thriving in Southeast Alaska when European explorers made their first advances into the area in the 1700’s.
Early settlement sites within the traditional territory of DIA includes Auke Village, as well as numerous areas around Juneau, Douglas and the outlying coastal islands.