Red Ribbon Week is a great opportunity to expose students to the importance of being drug free. Tanana Chiefs Conference (TCC), Tobacco Prevention is now accepting submissions for the Red Ribbon Artwork Contest. The 2014 Red Ribbon week theme is “Love Yourself Be Drug Free”.
One artist from each Subregion who best depicts their community and values in a Red Ribbon themed poster will have the opportunity to be recognized in The Council Newsletter and win some great prizes!
We want you to show us why being tobacco free is good for your community and how being tobacco free can help us achieve our vision of “Healthy People Across Generations.”
Deadline is October 31st, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.
The House and Senate have adjourned until after the midterm elections so that members can hit the campaign trail. This was not an unexpected departure but it was a day earlier than Congress's expected recess. Prior to leaving for this recess, both chambers of Congress passed a Continuing Resolution to fund the federal government through December 11, 2014. The Continuing Resolution also authorized the President to arm Syrian rebels in their fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and to take other measures to thwart ISIS’s advances. The current Congressional Recess will last seven weeks, which is two weeks longer than the five week August recess that Congress recently returned from.
We are pleased to share that Congress also passed H.R. 3043 the Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act. The bill was passed by the House on Tuesday and moved briskly through the Senate yesterday. The Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act amends the Internal Revenue Code to exclude from gross income, for income tax purposes, the value of a general welfare benefit provided by a tribal nation to its tribal citizens. This measure will help to protect many of the benefits and services that tribal nations provide their citizens from the reach of the Internal Revenue Service. The Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act will now make its way to the President’s desk where it can be signed into law.
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Do you have questions regarding the recent Indian Trust Settlement including your eligibility, change of address or approximate date of distribution? If so, call the 1-800-961-6109 or visit the Indian Trust Settlement website for more information.
Please remember that TCC was not involved in the lawsuit and has no ability to effect distribution of the settlement checks. TCC is not affiliated with the Garden City Group (GCG), the company charged with the distribution of the settlement funds known as the Indian Trust SettlementIf you are looking for your IIM account number or to update your address contact the Office of the Special Trustee (OST) at 1-888-678-6836
If you do need more assistance with your Native allotment or Restricted Native Townsite, please call Paul Mayo at 1-800-478-6822 extension 3261, or 1-800-770-8251.