9:00 am Beading, Caribou Tufting, Porcupine Quill Workshop @ Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center
Beading, Caribou Tufting, Porcup... @ Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center
Jan 20 @ 9:00 am – Jan 21 @ 5:00 pm
Spark your creative juices with a two-day hands-on workshop. Learn beading, tufting and porcupine quill work techniques from expert Emma Hildebrand. Class fee of $175 includes all supplies, including a pair of tufting scissors for[...]
all-day Annual Training for Council members, Council staff and Tribal Administrators @ Wedgewood Resort
Annual Training for Council memb... @ Wedgewood Resort
Jan 22 – Jan 25 all-day
TCC’s Self Governance Program hosts an annual training for Council members, Council staff and Tribal Administrators Topics: Council Roles and Responsibilities Criteria for Separating Council and TA Decision Making TCC Supervisors meet and greet along[...]
all-day Methamphetamine Treatment Workshop @ Pike's Waterfront Lodge
Methamphetamine Treatment Workshop @ Pike's Waterfront Lodge
Jan 22 – Jan 24 all-day
TCC Behavioral Health is offering a methamphetamine treatment workshop titled: Methamphetamine and Its Impact on Brain and Behavior: Best Practices for Delivering Effective Treatment. Facilitated by faculty from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). This[...]
all-day Local Participation in Wildlife & Fisheries Management State Advisory Committees & Federal Regional Advisory Councils Course
Local Participation in Wildlife ...
Jan 29 – Jan 31 all-day
This course will supply an introduction to models of local participation in wildlife and fisheries management in Alaska, namely through State Advisory Committees and Federal Regional Advisory Councils. Hands on tools to advocate for the[...]
all-day Subsistence Fisheries Regulations Workshop
Subsistence Fisheries Regulation...
Jan 31 – Feb 2 all-day
This course will provide hands on tools to advocate for the advancement of traditional fishing practices. This course will supply an introduction to the state and federal fisheries management systems in Alaska, the operations and[...]
8:30 am Yukon Koyukuk Intertribal Court Training @ Westmark Hotel-Fairbanks
Yukon Koyukuk Intertribal Court ... @ Westmark Hotel-Fairbanks
Feb 20 @ 8:30 am – Feb 22 @ 4:30 pm
Work Sessions: VAWA, Tribal Court Opportunities, Intertribal Court TCC will sponsor two tribal court representatives from each community and the TCC Subregional Executive Board representative.
all-day TCC Annual Convention @ Westmark Fairbanks Hotel & Conference Center
TCC Annual Convention @ Westmark Fairbanks Hotel & Conference Center
Mar 12 – Mar 15 all-day
Every March Tanana Chiefs Conference holds its Annual Delegate & Full Board of Directors Meeting where the 42 member full board of directors gathers together to discuss issues important to the region, hold elections, and adopt[...]
all-day Rural Energy Conference @ Westmark Hotel-Fairbanks
Rural Energy Conference @ Westmark Hotel-Fairbanks
Apr 10 – Apr 12 all-day
The 2016 conference in Fairbanks attracted almost 400 people from over 75 villages and towns in Alaska and beyond. The Alaska Rural Energy Conference is a three day event offering a large variety of technical[...]
January 18, 2018
Tanana Chiefs Conference Employment & Training Youth Employment Services are recruiting for twelve Youth Delegates to represent their respective sub-region. The recruitment process will be focused on professional and leadership development. Youth delegates are required to engage in public speaking, be a representative on a panel to learn and gain knowledge on challenges affecting our region.
December 27, 2017
For millennia Alaska Native peoples have depended upon our traditional lands and waters to sustain us. We stand together if one of our villages’ traditional food access is at risk of harm. The Gwich’in Nation depend on the Porcupine Caribou Herd, the calving grounds of which are within the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (the Refuge), at a place called, Lizhik Gwats’an GwandaiiGoodlit (the scared place where life begins).
The way of life of the Gwich’in is intertwined with the life of the caribou. If this area is opened to drilling and the caribou are driven away, the Gwich’in existence as a people will be in jeopardy. The renewed threat of opening the Refuge for development prompted the Tanana Chiefs Conference Full Board of Directors to recently confirm our commitment to protecting the birthing grounds of the Porcupine Caribou Herd. In October, at the special convention, TCC took official action to reaffirm our 2015 resolution to protect the Refuge.
December 27, 2017
In the winter of 2007-2008, seven people froze to death in Fairbanks. Six of them were known to be homeless. Some were members of TCC tribes. Richard, Julie, Carleen, Suzy, Cheryl and Jeff died because there was no available shelter for them. There are gaps in the in array of services for people with alcohol addiction, including the lack of an emergency shelter. This is not a new problem or just a problem for Fairbanks. People are still freezing to death across our region.
Before the creation of the Housing First program, Fairbanks community leaders were investigating the creation of an emergency shelter for those who had been drinking. Eventually, it was decided the Housing First model created a permanent solution to housing the homeless with alcohol addiction. But there is still a need for an emergency shelter.
We know this because currently there are some 400 homeless persons with applications to Housing First, a program with only 47 units. All applicants are screened and almost all qualify for Housing First. A disproportionate number of the applicants are Alaska Native.Read more