Events

Sep
13
Fri
all-day Birch Bark Baskets with Lena Tickett @ Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitor Center
Birch Bark Baskets with Lena Tic... @ Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitor Center
Sep 13 – Sep 15 all-day
More information to come. 
Oct
1
Tue
all-day Tribal Court Clerk Training @ UAF Harper Building
Tribal Court Clerk Training @ UAF Harper Building
Oct 1 – Oct 3 all-day
Tribal Court Clerk Training Developing your Court Clerk Manual (one participant per tribe) For more information contact: Brittany.Madros@tananachiefs.org PRE-REGISTRATION: https://forms.gle/9s5wCFnW9KHbzf9x8
Oct
4
Fri
all-day Make your own Beaded Christmas Gifts with Dixie Alexander @ Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitor Center
Make your own Beaded Christmas G... @ Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitor Center
Oct 4 – Oct 6 all-day
Make your own ornament, zipper pull, or keychain! More information to come. 
Nov
6
Wed
all-day Gwich’in Athabascan Fiddle Dance @ Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitor Center
Gwich’in Athabascan Fiddle Dance @ Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitor Center
Nov 6 – Nov 9 all-day
More information to come.

YOUTH: Apply to Attend First Alaskans Elders & Youth Conference

August 07, 2019

TCC is looking for you between the ages of 14-17 to attend the First Alaskans Elders & Youth Conference in Fairbanks October 14th-16th 2019.

Deadline to apply is September 12th, 2019.

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Family-Centered Care Teams

August 07, 2019

An exciting new change is coming to the Chief Andrew Isaac Health Center!

There is a change coming to the way medical care will be provided at Chief Andrew Isaac Health Center. Currently, Pediatric and Women’s Health care is being provided by specialist practitioners separately from Family and Internal Medicine. We will be changing this by moving Pediatric and Women’s Health providers into the three primary care teams, Deneege, Teekona and Tudi.


Our reason for doing this is to create teams that can truly take care of patients and families from birth to the end of life. We believe this will improve the care we give our patients because the teams will come to know the family as a whole, and will work together to meet all your needs. By incorporating the specialty providers with primary care, we will be offering a more comprehensive approach by expanding access to the specialty provider’s expertise. The result will be higher quality and more efficient care with uniform practice guidelines across the clinic.

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Elders Work to Develop Region-Wide Protocols on Use of Chief’s Necklaces

August 02, 2019

Denakkanaaga Meeting held May 23rd to discuss protocols surrounding Chief’s necklaces

The Chief’s necklace has long been used in Athabascan culture to symbolize leadership. You often see the large, dentallium shell necklaces draped across the necks of prominent native leaders and chiefs during large meetings such as the Alaska Federation of Natives Annual Convention and Tanana Chiefs Conference’s Annual Convention.

However, in recent years, the necklaces seem to be showing up everywhere. You see them being presented to politicians, public service officers, and others who are not part of the native community. You see them being worn by those not in leadership positions. You see them being worn in grocery stores.

All of these situations bring up the question- are people forgetting the significance of these necklaces? But also, what are the rules of Chief’s necklaces? Who is allowed to wear them? Who is allowed to gift them? When should they be worn? Where should they be worn? What is their significance?

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