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WCA shares grant money with Wrangell community


August 16, 2018

Caleb Vierkant / Petersburg Pilot

The Wrangell Cooperative Association made a donation of $1,000 to Wrangell High School and Middle School to support their athletic programs. Pictured is Principal David Macri (left) and WCA Tribal Administrator Esther Ashton (right).

WRANGELL - The Wrangell Cooperative Association recently received a $50,000 grant from SEARHC. According to WCA Tribal Administrator Esther Ashton, several other communities with First Nations entities also received similar grants. The "Healthy is Here" grant is meant to help promote public health within their community.

"The way that it was defined

was really left up to the tribal board to determine how they wanted to promote health and culture within our community," Ashton said. "So the board went through a very rigorous process of trying to figure out how to distribute these funds among...

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