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Al Perkins (Tlay Tleesh) was a Tlingit elder who was a member of the Kiks.ádi Clan in Sitka, Alaska. He was involved in land claims efforts in the 1980s, especially during settlement of the Alaska National Interest Land Claims Act (ANILCA) and protection of local access to lands and resources. He served on the Sitka Commuity Association and the Sitka Tribe of Alaska Tribal Council. In the 1990s, he was the Kaa Tlein, or recognized "Big Man" of the Sitka Kiks.ádi clan and in 1999 was involved in commissioning the carving and installation of the K'alyaan Pole on the site of the 1804 battle in Sitka National Historical Park in memory of their ancestors.