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Events

Jun
26
Tue
all-day Yukon River Trip with Lt. Governor Mallot
Yukon River Trip with Lt. Govern...
Jun 26 – Jun 29 all-day
Lt. Governor Byron Mallot, Chief/Chairman Victor Joseph, staff, and guests will be visiting the Upper Kuskokwim and Lower Yukon Subregions.
Jul
20
Fri
all-day Old Minto Sobriety Potlatch @ Old Minto Family Recovery Camp
Old Minto Sobriety Potlatch @ Old Minto Family Recovery Camp
Jul 20 all-day
Old Minto Sobriety Potlatch @ Old Minto Family Recovery Camp
Boat rides will be available at the Nenana Boat Landing on July 20th beginning at 10am and ending at 4pm.
Aug
1
Wed
all-day TCC Annual Education Summit @ David Salmon Tribal Hall
TCC Annual Education Summit @ David Salmon Tribal Hall
Aug 1 – Aug 2 all-day
Where: David Salmon Tribal Hall When:  August 1st and 2nd, 2018 What: Revitalizing Our Languages: Plans, Actions and Speaking. Who: Tribal officials, School officials, Tribal Members interested in revitalizing languages and learning their own language.[...]

TCC Advocates for Water & Sewer Needs

May 30, 2018

During the 2018 Tribal Self-Governance Annual Conference in New Mexico in April, TCC Chief/Chairman Victor Joseph had an opportunity to talk with Indian Health Services (IHS) Director Rear Admiral Michael D. Weahkee about the lack of water and sewer in our rural communities.

Overall, there are more than 3,300 homes throughout Alaska that do not have running water and sewer.  The IHS Sanitation Facilities Construction Program, an integral component of the IHS disease prevention activity, has carried out authorities since 1960 using funds appropriated for Sanitation Facilities Construction to provide potable water and waste disposal facilities for American Indian/Alaska Native people.

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Commissioner Williams Tours Sobering Center

May 30, 2018

On May 8th, Department of Corrections Commissioner Dean Williams joined Fairbanks Correctional Center (FCC) Superintendent Tammy Axelsson on a tour of the new Sobering Center in Fairbanks. The Sobering Center provides a safe, secure environment for intoxicated individuals to rest and get connected with resources if they choose to seek help.

Previously, many intoxicated individuals were taken to FCC to stay in a cell overnight, putting stress on staff who were not trained and not equipped with the resources to properly assist. The Sobering Center not only provides adequately trained staff, but also 24-hour monitoring to ensure safety.

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The HPV Vaccine & Cancer Prevention

May 30, 2018

Cancer prevention has been a growing concern among our tribes, with cancer being the second leading cause of death among Alaska Natives. The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is a group of more than 150 related viruses, several of which are cancer-causing. This is important to be aware of considering 80% of people will get an HPV infection in their lifetime. Thankfully, the HPV vaccine is a safe and effective means of preventing these cancer-causing viruses.

“In countries where the vaccine has been routine, there has been a dramatic drop in the HPV disease,” says Dr. Stephen Gerrish, MD, Chief Andrew Isaac Health Center, “It is expected that cancers caused by HPV will be largely eliminated in future generations once the vaccine becomes routine.”

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