Congratulations to our January 2017 TCC Fitness Members of the Month; S. Wilma Flyinghorse, Conrad Isaac, Valerie Isaac and Tashina Pitka! This family includes three generations, all of whom utilize TCC’s Fitness Center.
The purpose of the ESSA Summit is to educate each other about key elements of the recently enacted and implemented, federal education law and engage participants in active dialogue about how the federally mandated requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act can promote and achieve a closer working relationship and collaborative partnership between Alaska’s Tribes and the school districts which serve their tribal members.
The ESSA Summit will include informative speaker and panel presentations and interactive discussion with participants focusing on:
- What the State and local school districts are required to do to comply with the Act.
- What new program and funding options and opportunities are specifically available to Tribes?
- How the new federal law promotes increased engagement between local school districts and their community stakeholders/partners/Tribes.
- Updates by the State of Alaska and Interior school districts regarding their preliminary planning efforts to provide meaningful consultation with Tribes (as required under the new law).Read more
In recent years, deaths, overdoses and medical costs related to heroin use has increased in Alaska. According to a recent report from the state Division of Public Health, the number of hospitalizations for heroin-related caused nearly doubled in the state from 2008 to 2012.
WHAT IS HEROIN?
Heroin is a highly addictive, illegal drug. Heroin is produced from morphine, a naturally occurring substance that comes from the seedpod of poppy plants. Heroin is abused by injecting, snorting or smoking it, and all three can cause the same level of addiction, as well as serious health problems.
Often times additives are used to dilute it such as sugar, caffeine or other substances. The various additives do not fully dissolve, and when they are injected into the body, can clog the blood vessels that lead to the lungs, kidneys or brain. This itself can lead to infection or destruction of vital organs.
The user buying heroin on the street never knows the actual strength of the drug in that particular packet. Thus, users are constantly at risk of an overdose.Read more