What is Happening With Our Traditional Land?

October 08, 2018

The US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is creating two land plans to decide the next 30 years of allowable uses for our traditional land. BLM will make land plans called Resource Management Plans for the Central Yukon / Dalton Highway Corridor and the Bering Sea Western Interior planning areas between November 2018 and April 2019 on a fast-tracked schedule. These two planning areas cover the middle third of the state, from the shores of the Arctic Ocean down the Dalton Highway and into the heart of the Yukon & Kuskokwim Rivers and west to the Bering Sea. Land being planned is 26.5 million acres altogether in two separate planning processes.

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How Senate Bill 26 effects our Permanent Fund Dividend

October 08, 2018

Alaska has long relied on the amount of money our State makes from royalties on oil and gas development. For years and years, the high price of oil ensured that we had money in our general fund to pay for new schools, new roads, state services, grants, etc. Now that oil prices have been much lower, the State doesn’t have the revenue to support its most basic functions such as educations, social services, and retirement benefits. This has forced our lawmakers to look to new ways of paying for our government services. Senate Bill 26 was introduced as a way to use a portion of the Permanent Fund to help defray the amount of lost revenue due to lower oil prices.

Due to the passage of Senate Bill 26 this year, there have been a lot of changes made to the way the Alaska Permanent Fund is managed. Both the House and Senate approved a law that restructures the way money comes in from oil and gas revenues, how it is deposited, and how much is provided to Alaskans in the form of our Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD). The money for the checks has always come out of “earned interest”, which is the pot of money that the corpus makes each year. The change in our PFD isn’t where the money is coming from, but how the dividends are calculated.

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K-9 Village Event Request Form

August 14, 2018

TCC recently purchased a drug detection K-9 through generous donations from our tribes. The K-9 will be available upon request from the villages, and will be met as the K-9 and handler are available. 

K-9 Village Request form: K-9 Unit Village Event Request

For more information you can contact Tiffany Simmons at 907-452-8251 ext.3438 or tiffany.simmons@tananachiefs.org