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 

What is Ballot Measure 1?

August 06, 2018

Ballot Measure 1 is the citizens’ ballot initiative more commonly known as Stand for Salmon, which seeks to update Alaska’s habitat laws for protecting salmon waterways. Voters in Alaska will have the opportunity in November to vote on the issue. The State of Alaska is challenging the constitutionality of the ballot initiative, claiming it prioritizes one resource (fish) over another and the Alaska Supreme Court is supposed to issue their ruling on that challenge by early September. Currently, the initiative will appear on the ballot as Ballot Measure 1 unless the Supreme Court rules otherwise.

Below is a summary of the current laws and what the initiative would do, if passed. It’s long, but it is important to educate yourself on the initiative and fully understand how it could impact your area and livelihood.

The current laws that protect salmon habitat state:

  1. That the commissioner shall specify various rivers, lakes, and streams or parts of them that are important for the spawning, rearing, or migration of anadromous fish. (Note: anadromous fish are fish that live part of their lives in freshwater, migrate to the ocean, and then return to freshwater – like salmon, ciscoes, or lamprey, to name a few).
  2. If a person or governmental agency desires to construct a hydraulic project, or use, divert, obstruct, pollute, or change the natural flow or bed of a specified river, lake, or stream, or to use wheeled, tracked, or excavating equipment or log-dragging equipment in the bed of a specified river, lake, or stream, the person or governmental agency shall notify the commissioner of this intention before beginning of the construction or use.
  3. The person or governmental agency is required to submit to the commissioner full plans and specifications of the proposed construction or work, complete plans and specifications for the proper protection of fish and game in connection with the construction or work, or in connection with the use, and the approximate date the construction, work, or use will begin.
  4. After reviewing the full plans and specifications, the commissioner shall approve the proposed construction, work, or use in writing unless the commissioner finds the plans and specifications insufficient for the proper protection of fish and game.

Ballot Measure 1 (aka Stand for Salmon) seeks to update the existing law in four ways:

Read more

TCC Behavioral Health Earns Three-Year CARF Accreditation

August 06, 2018

CARF International announced that Tanana Chiefs Conference Behavioral Health Division has been accredited a second time for a period of three years for its programs.

This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be given to an organization and shows our substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process. We have demonstrated to a team of surveyors during the on-site visit our commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.

Thank you to all that participated in the survey and to everyone for all their support.