Events

Oct
4
Tue
all-day FNSB Municipal Elections
FNSB Municipal Elections
Oct 4 all-day
October 4th, 2016 is the Regular Municipal Election for the Fairbanks North Star Borough. Click HERE for details.
Oct
9
Sun
all-day Registration Updates Deadline
Registration Updates Deadline
Oct 9 – Oct 10 all-day
Offices up for Election in 2016: United States President and Vice President One United States Senate Seat Held by Senator Lisa Murkowski One United States House of Representative Seat Held by Congressman Don Young 10[...]
Oct
17
Mon
8:30 am TCC Executive Board Meeting @ Chief Peter John Tribal Building - 6th Floor Board Room
TCC Executive Board Meeting @ Chief Peter John Tribal Building - 6th Floor Board Room
Oct 17 @ 8:30 am
Please keep in mind that all TCC meetings are open except during the times of executive sessions; tribal members are more than welcome to attend.
Oct
24
Mon
all-day Early Voting, In-person Absentee Voting, Special Needs, and By-Electronic Voting Begins
Early Voting, In-person Absentee...
Oct 24 – Oct 25 all-day
Offices up for Election in 2016: United States President and Vice President One United States Senate Seat Held by Senator Lisa Murkowski One United States House of Representative Seat Held by Congressman Don Young 10[...]
Oct
29
Sat
all-day Absentee By-mail Application Deadline
Absentee By-mail Application Dea...
Oct 29 – Oct 30 all-day
Offices up for Election in 2016: United States President and Vice President One United States Senate Seat Held by Senator Lisa Murkowski One United States House of Representative Seat Held by Congressman Don Young 10[...]

TCC Achieves AAAHC Accreditation

September 13, 2016

TCC Achieves AAAHC Accreditation

Tanana Chiefs Conference has received another 3-year accreditation from the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc. (AAAHC)! At the beginning of August, AAAHC surveyors visited the Chief Andrew Isaac Health Center as well as our health care facilities in Galena and Nenana to evaluate the quality and environment of care provided at our clinics. Out of over 1,000 AAAHC standards, there were only six partially-compliant findings. 

Congratulations to all TCC Health Staff who contributed to the success of the survey and who continually go above and beyond to ensure that TCC meets this standard of excellence.

Part of TCC’s 2015-2020 Strategic Plan is to be prepared for the 2016 AAAHC Accreditation.

Gwich'in people need protection for Draanjik River region

September 13, 2016

Gwich’in people need protection for Draanjik River region

Author: Chief Nancy James and Chief Woodie Salmon

Photo Courtesy Joe Mates

Photo Courtesy Joe Mates

For millennia, the Draanjik Gwich’in people in Alaska’s Eastern Interior have known the place that surrounds and sustains them as the land that gives their communities life.

The Draanjik River region extends from the Yukon Territory into an undisturbed wildland that includes 2.4 million acres of public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management. The vast, pristine region includes watershed tributaries of the Yukon River and encompasses the traditional territories of the Draanjik and Gwichyaa Zhee Gwich’in. In a world where nature is increasingly diminished and threatened by human activities, the Draanjik is that rare place with room to breathe. It looks today much like it did at the end of the last ice age about 12,000 years ago.

[Feds recognize Native names for major Alaska river system.]

Entirely free from mining, logging or oil and gas development, this land matches like a puzzle-piece with contiguous protected areas across the Canadian border and is subject to two international treaties: one for salmon and one for caribou. The intact forest and wetlands support more than two dozen species of mammals, including the Porcupine caribou herd that requires large and isolated tracts of intact habitat to thrive. The river supports spawning populations of three species of salmon, including chinook, and is one of five known locations in the Yukon drainage where sheefish spawn.

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33rd Annual Tribal Court Development Conference is hosted in Fairbanks

September 13, 2016

33rd Annual Tribal Court Development Conference

In August Tanana Chiefs Conference, in partnership with the National Judicial College and the University of Alaska, hosted the 33rd annual Tribal Court Development Conference. Each year the conference is held in order to bring tribal members together to discuss current topics and basic tribal court knowledge.  The intent is to continue to assist those who are either new to tribal court development or wanting to enhance a system that they already have in place.img_3234

The theme this year was “Fairness in Justice.”

 

Chief Victor Joseph of TCC said, “Talking about Fairness in Justice, it’s like the puzzle pieces are coming together.” As the conferences continue to grow each year Joseph reminded those in attendance what TCC has been doing, “We have been looking at what we have done so far; where we are at today, and what we need to do to be successful in the future.”Read more