The public Hearing teleconference for the Tanana Chiefs Conference, P.L. 102-477 consolidated program plan has been scheduled for 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm on June 30, 2017.
Separate copies of the final drafts of the Child Care and Development Fund and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program plans which are included in the consolidated plan are also available at your local tribal office and all TCC office sites.
Please note that while the final draft of the plans do not include any substantive changes from prior plans which have been available for review, we are extending the deadline to receive your comments (either written or by phone) to August 4, 2017. All comments and any resulting modifications to program services will be included as addenda to the P.L. 102-477 consolidated program plan which is being submitted for fiscal years 2018-2020.
We encourage the public to review the plans and offer their comments and suggestions during the Public Hearing or by contacting Brenda Krupa, Employment & Training Manager by phone or text at 1.800.478.6822 ext. 3417 or at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Here are the program plans for review:
In June, the Acting Indian Health Services (IHS) Director Rear Admiral Chris Buchanan (Seminole) visited two of our Interior Communities with Tanana Chiefs Conference’s Chief/Chairman Victor Joseph and staff. Both Allakaket and Rampart were two of the stops on his trip.
The purpose of the visit was to show, first hand, the struggles that our communities without running water and sewer face on a day-to-day basis. Water and sewer are essential to our communities’ well-being and Admiral Buchanan was able to hear the concerns from our Chiefs and Tribal Members as well as the hardships they face each day without these basic necessities.Read more
On June 12th, Fred John and his brother Harry John completed the final leg of the Walk for Tsucde, a 375-mile trek in honor of his late mother, Katie John, a well-known native advocate for subsistence. The walk ended at the Chief Andrew Isaac Health Center with traditional drumming, singing and speeches.
Harry John describes the walk as a healing experience for him because, much like his late mother, he has a strong connection to nature.
“I go out there and I walk; that’s my church,” said Harry John, “The mountains, the trees, the rain, the snow, the natural elements of this earth; that’s my church.”