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Randy Williams appointed Tribal Administrator


October 11, 2021
Monday PM

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - The Tribal Council of Ketchikan Indian Community announced the appointment of Randy Williams as Tribal Administrator as of September 17, 2021. Williams replaces Charles White, who served as Tribal Administrator for the past two years, helping to secure funding necessary for the complete renovation of the Administration and Tribal Health building.

jpg Randy Williams appointed Tribal Administrator

"I'm so pleased to have this opportunity to serve our Tribal Members," Williams said. "I will strive to preserve our traditional ways of life by protecting our natural resources, providing the best possible health care for our Tribal Members, honoring our Elders and Veterans, advocating for positive economic development, and supporting the creation of employment opportunities and annual monetary dividends for our members."

A Tlingit born in Ketchikan, Williams brings a wealth of education and experience to the position. As a graduate of Dartmouth College, Williams has put his knowledge and skills to work over the years at Tlingit & Haida Central Council, Ketchikan Indian Community, managing Tribal Casinos in the lower 48, and serving as CEO of the Colville Tribal Enterprise Corporation.

Williams has also owned and operated a number of successful businesses, including the Four Winds Qw'aan management and consulting company, a UPS store, and two Washington State card rooms.

Williams is a fisherman and lifelong landless advocate. He is currently the president of Natives Without Land, successfully working with Congressman Don Young to introduce legislation in May 2021 that if passed will allow Alaska Native communities in Ketchikan, Haines, Wrangell, Petersburg, and Tenakee to form urban corporations and receive land entitlements under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 (ANCSA), fro which they were excluded a half-century ago.

Edited By Mary Kauffman, SitNews

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Ketchikan Indian Community is the second largest tribe in the state of Alaska. KIC's 6,000+ tribal citizens are descendants of Tlingit, Haida & Tsimshian as well as Aleut and many other tribal nations. KIC was incorporated in 1940 under the Indian Reorganization Act and is now a federally recognized Indian Tribe and a sovereign nation.

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