Resolution 2017-16: Director for the Edgar Nollner Health Clinic

WHEREAS, Tanana Chiefs Conference has operated the Edgar Nollner Health Clinic since 2009; and WHEREAS, The Edgar Nollner Health Clinic serves the villages in the Yukon­ Koyukuk villages of Kaltag, Nulato, Koyukuk, Galena, Huslia, and Ruby; and WHEREAS, TCC has been advertising two years for the position of Clinic Director. NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Tanana Chiefs Conference Full Board of Directors …

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Resolution 2017-61: Recognition for the Accomplishments of the Efforts of the White Eye Traditional Knowledge Educational Program

WHEREAS, White Eye Traditional Knowledge Education Program was founded in 2016 to expand the efforts of the Gwich’in Elders’ Traditional Stories Project, in which a number of Gwich’in Elders worked with partners at the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Indigenous Studies PhD Program to record Gwich’in stories and history. This work was begun through the efforts of Paul Williams, Sr., of Beaver, …

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Resolution 2017-15: Long Term Treatment for Alcohol and Substance Abuse

WHEREAS, Villages in the TCC Region are starting to see higher rates of alcohol and substance abuse; and WHEREAS, Frequently, tribal members with addictions need to be helped immediately because their children are in tribal custody; and WHEREAS, There is only one regional treatment option and it is short term; and WHEREAS, There is a need for a regional long term treatment option which …

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Resolution 2017-14: Treatment Center

WHEREAS, The duty of the Tanana Tribal Council is to promote and protect the health, education, and general welfare of tribal members and to administer charity and such other services as may contribute to the social and economic development of the Tribe and its members; and WHEREAS, The Tanana Tribal Council safeguards and promotes the peace, safety, morals, and physical and general …

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Resolution 2017-04: Yukon Tanana Culture Camp

WHEREAS, The Tanana Tribal Council has operated a culture camp for the past 25 years at Sixteen Mile Island; and  WHEREAS, The camp has established buildings such as elder housing, a kitchen, and a smokehouse. Many tent frames are in place; and  WHEREAS, Our Tribe has always welcomed all to participate in our summer and fall culture camps, where many different cultural activities …

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Resolution 2017-03: Youth Centers

WHEREAS, The youth are our future; and  WHEREAS, The youth do not have many extracurricular activities in our villages; and WHEREAS, The youth need mentors to help guide them and lead them in a positive direction.  NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Tanana Chiefs Conference Full Board of Directors hereby directs staff to work with the tribal leadership to seek funds to establish youth centers …

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Resolution 2017-02: Construction of an Elder Facility

WHEREAS, The elders in Chalkyitsik need a building of their own, with a kitchen and a meeting space; and  WHEREAS, The Chalkyitsik Village Council has received and considered citizens’ comments on the proposed Elder Facility, which is essential to the health and safety of village residents.  NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Tanana Chiefs Conference Full Board of Directors hereby directs staff to assist the …

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Resolution 2017-01: Bertha and Johnson Moses Elder Care Facility

WHEREAS, The Bertha Moses Patient Hostel was established by TCC in the 1980s to house patients, especially elders, who came in from the villages for medical care or extended medical treatment; and  WHEREAS, Much needed renovations of the hostel were completed in 2015 and operations resumed in early 2016; and  WHEREAS, The hostel now has a total of ten units, with the five …

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Resolution 2017-64: Patient Travel Program

WHEREAS, There are significant patient travel needs across all health disciplines for referrals from the rural areas to specialty or higher levels of care; and WHEREAS, Multiple staff across the healthcare system make travel arrangement for patients creating confusion for patients and family needing travel; and WHEREAS, Making travel arrangements is time consuming and detracts from staff time who’s primary duties are to …

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Resolution 2017-17: Physician Support Staff at Chief Andrew Isaac Health Center

WHEREAS, The Chief Andrew Isaac Health Center is understaffed; and WHEREAS, Understaffing creates an appointment waitlist, patients becoming frustrated with not being seen by a physician, and the cancellation of patient appointments; and WHEREAS, Physicians are limited in how many patients they can see in a day because they do not have enough time to conduct case reviews on their patients: chemistry panels …

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