Our Vision is for all Native American youth to lead full and healthy lives, to have equal access to opportunity, and to draw strength from their culture and inspire one another.
TLINGIT AND HAIDA INDIAN TRIBES OF ALASKA KLAWOCK COOPERATIVE ASSOCIATION
My name is Kobe Edenshaw I am Tlingit, Haida and Aleut Alaska Native. I come from the L’eeneidi Clan of Klawock, Alaska. My mother is Mary Edenshaw of Klawock, AK and my father is Doug Edenshaw of Hydaburg, AK. I learned to carve from my Native arts teacher Jon Roawn. Carving is my passion and when I am not carving or doing my art work, I love to play basketball.
My art piece is a carved red cedar Raven forehead mask with copper inlays.
"An athlete must be strong physically, spiritually, mentally and emotionally. This is why I have chosen war canoe racing, a traditional sport to promote health and mental wellness. Racing not only brings life back to a traditional and endangered sport, it honors our elders and brings back the teachings and practices of our schlengen -- our way of life."