Ross Soboleff Haida & Tlingit
Eagle/Sgalans (Sculpin & Frog), Killisnoo and Howkan

I am a lifelong Alaskan and an original Sealaska shareholder. I’ve supported myself and family as a writer, small business owner (37 years), commercial fisherman (40 years), and former VP Corporate Communications of Sealaska Corporation. Currently, I am a legislative aide in the Alaska Legislature during the winter and a power troller in the summer season. I enjoy researching and writing about Alaska and American history.

 

My parents, Dr. Walter Soboleff Sr. and Genevieve Ross Soboleff, taught me to live the Alaska Native values of respect for oneself and others, respect for and care of subsistence resources, and to lead with humility, among many other values. It is my continuing goal to live up to these values and my belief that these traditions will carry us forward as Native people.

 

I am honored to stand with Margaret Nelson, Carlton Smith, and Karen Taug to engage a new generation of sharholder/owners and take Sealaska into a prosperous future.

 

Proxy Statement

 

Ross Soboleff (62)

2177 Crow Hill Drive

PO Box 240632

Douglas, AK 99824

907-723-9251

 

Employment last 5 years

Alaska Legislature, legislative aide, session only.

Commercial fishing, power trolling

Self-employed RVS Communications.

 

Education

University of Oregon, BS Community Service & Public Affairs 1975

—Wallace School of Community Service & Public Affairs

Juneau-Douglas High School 1969, graduated with honors.

 

Public Service

Juneau Lions Club, 1998-2012

Church Council, Northern Light United Church, 1989-92, 2000-2003

Kootznoowoo Permanent Fund Trust, chair, 1993-1996

Member, Glacier Valley ANB Camp 70, Past President, 1992-93, VP 1990-91

Tenakee ANB Camp 76, current Member, past president

Executive Committee, Central Council of the Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, 1977-81

 

Other

Dale Carnegie Human Relations, Public Speaking course, 1983

Haida Language, University of Alaska Southeast, 2005-2007

 

Gifted ANCSA stock to all 4 children

 

 

Career Highlights

Self-employed, RVS Communications

Commercial fisherman

Former Vice President, Corporate Communications Sealaska

Legislative aide, Alaska Legislature

Information Officer, III, AK Dept. of Health & Social Services

 

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