Washington state man to lead Sitka tribe

SITKA, Alaska — A Washington state man is the new general manager for the Sitka Tribe of Alaska.

KCAW reported that Lawrence SpottedBird begins work on Monday.

SpottedBird, a member of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma, has more than three decades experience working with tribes and Native American entrepreneurs on business and economic development. He currently owns the consulting business SpottedBird Development, with offices in Bremerton, Hobart, Okla. and Anchorage.

From 1999 to 2000, he was general manager of Shaan Seet, the village Native corporation in Craig, Alaska, on Prince of Wales Island.

He replaces Allen Bell, the tribal attorney, who has been interim manager since Ted Wright resigned in October.

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