Resolution 2018-25: Native People to be Aware of the Signs and Symptoms of Cancer

WHEREAS, the Tanana Tribal Council is the legal governing body of the Native Village of Tanana; and WHEREAS, the First People lived on this great land from time immemorial, taking their healthy sustenance off the bounty from the waters, lands and skies; and WHEREAS, the First People have been mandated to stop and forced to stop, fishing and hunting, for healthy foods, which …

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Resolution 2018-24: Support For Tribal Transportation Unity Caucus (TTUC) Discussion Draft Bill, “John P. Smith Tribal Road Safety And Transportation Infrastructure Act Of 2018”

WHEREAS, transportation infrastructure on Indian reservations, Tribal territories and in Alaska Native Villages is inadequate and unsafe; and WHEREAS, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Native American infants are eight times more likely to die in a vehicle-related crash than non-Native infants, and motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of unintentional injury for Native American adults; and WHEREAS, the National …

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Resolution 2018-23: Provide a Cancer Awareness Support Event to Honor Our People Affected by Cancer

WHEREAS, the rate of cancer in the Tanana Chiefs Conference (TCC) Region is affecting each and every one of our families and friends; and WHEREAS, this event provides a stronger message of awareness and education of cancer; and WHEREAS, TCC has the responsibility and obligation to provide awareness on prevention and educating to our tribal members of potential harmful lifestyles. NOW THEREFORE BE …

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Resolution 2018-22: Urging Support for Marvin Roberts, Eugene Vent, George Frese and Kevin Pease in Seeking Just Compensation for Their Wrongful Convictions

WHEREAS, on a dark night on October 17, 1997, a young John Hartman was brutally beaten and left on a snow-covered street in Fairbanks, Alaska, and died soon afterward; and WHEREAS, investigators quickly zeroed in on Marvin Roberts, Eugene Vent, George Frese and Kevin Pease as suspects; and WHEREAS, although the young Native men protested their innocence, and were interrogated by faulty and …

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Resolution 2018-21: Tribal Stewardship Plans for Traditional Territories

WHEREAS, in the interest of protection of land used for traditional hunting and gathering by the Indigenous People of Alaska and to ensure the land is protected for future generations of the tribal members of this region; and WHEREAS, a traditional land use plan is important to our tribes to protect our natural resources; and WHEREAS, a plan should be developed with the …

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Resolution 2018-20: Request to Amend Article Seven of the TCC Bylaws

WHEREAS, the Emerging Leaders Youth Advisory Council was formed at the 2017 Tanana Chiefs Conference Annual Convention. It is shown in the Emerging Leaders Youth Advisory Council Bylaws that The Youth Advisor on the Executive Board serves as the Chairman to the Emerging Leaders; and WHEREAS, the Youth Advisor seat on the Executive Board is meant to update the Executive …

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Resolution 2018-19: Protect Our Tribal Members from Sexual Abuse, Domestic Violence, and Substance Abuse

WHEREAS, Tanana Chiefs Conference’s Mission is to provide a unified voice in advancing sovereign tribal governments through the promotion of physical and mental wellness, education, socioeconomic development, and culture of the Interior Alaska Native people; and WHEREAS, the Interior region’s rates of sexual abuse, domestic violence, and child rape are some of the highest in the nation; and WHEREAS, protecting …

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Resolution 2018-18: Obtain Full Health Funding and Protect Medicaid Funding for the Alaska Tribal Health System

WHEREAS, the United States has a federal trust relationship to Alaska Natives and Alaska Natives tribes based in the US Constitution and reaffirmed in federal statutes including the Snyder Act of 1921, the Indian Self-Determination Act, the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, and the Indian Child Welfare Act; and WHEREAS, services made available to Alaska Natives because of our political …

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Resolution 2018-07: Advocacy and Support for Permanent Reauthorization and Compact Funding for Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI)

WHEREAS, the Special Diabetes Program for Indian (SDPI) was established by Congress in 1997 to combat the diabetes epidemic among Alaska Natives and American Indians; and WHEREAS, the Special Diabetes Program for Indians is grant funded through the Indian Health Service and requires re-authorization by Congress every couple of years, with an annual nation-wide budget of $150 million that has not seen …

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Resolution 2018-02: Youth Centers In The TCC Region Villages

WHEREAS, many villages do not have a facility to house a youth center and/or have a facility but lack funding to support a youth center program; and WHEREAS, youth will have a place to socialize and interact with each other in a positive environment; and  WHEREAS, youth center staff can mentor youth and be a support system; and WHEREAS, youth centers can lead to …

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