Ryker Goldsbury is one of five candidates running for Sitka Tribe of Alaska Tribal Council. Martha Moses, Lesa Way, Lawrence “Woody” Widmark, Will Hanbury Jr., and Goldsbury are running for four open seats. Each candidate is offered the opportunity to prepare a statement. The Tribal Council election is Tuesday, November 14.

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I am Ryker Goldsbury candidate for Director in the upcoming Sitka Tribe of Alaska election this November 14th.

My Tlingit name is Taach Shaa. I am the grandson of Daisy Jones, Kaa Naax doo Taas and the son of Betty Goldsbury, Kaa Ahh YEE. We are Sitka Kaagwaantaan of the Wolf house in Sitka.

I attended the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. I served on the UW Service Grant Committee receiving a grant for patient education. I have also served on a management committee for Proliance Surgeons working on budgets and contracts. More recently, I have worked on and helped shape a policy at Sitka Community Hospital.

I believe education is important and rewarding. I believe in working with others to find solutions. I also believe in listening, cooperation and discussion while working towards our goals. I welcome input and ideas on how to best accomplish our goals together. This is our community, our people, and our history.

As a Director I will be open to listening to others while emphasizing education. I would appreciate your support on Election Day, Tuesday, November 14th, please vote for Ryker Goldsbury for STA Director. Thank you for your time.