Resolution 2019-03: Improve Standards and Local Hire in Housing Projects

WHEREAS, Tanana Chiefs Conference (TCC) is an Alaska Native tribal health and social services consortium established by the Interior Alaska tribes and tribal communities, 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; and WHEREAS, there is a housing crisis in rural Alaska that inhibits …

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Resolution 2019-02: Random Drug Testing for Executive and Health Board and Require Testing 1 Week Before Elections

WHEREAS, Tanana Chiefs Conference (TCC) is an Alaska Native tribal health and social services consortium established by the Interior Alaska tribes and tribal communities, 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; and the Full Board of Directors created the Executive Board to carry out …

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Resolution 2019-01: Improve and Expedite Hiring Process

WHEREAS, Tanana Chiefs Conference (TCC) is an Alaska Native tribal health and social services consortium established by the Interior Alaska tribesand tribal communities, to provide a unified voice in advancing sovereign tribal governments through the promotion of physical andmental wellness, education, socioeconomic development and culture of the Interior Alaska Native; andTanana Chiefs Conference hiring process is too long and needs improvement; and WHEREAS, applicants often …

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Important Update for all Federal Wildland Firefighters

This information applies to ALL FEDERAL AD/EFF that are planning on working as wildland firefighters in 2019. There are changes in requirements for being hired by BLM Alaska Fire Service (AFS) for the 2019 FIRE SEASON that include ALL FIRECREW MEMBERS and individuals hired as a SINGLE RESOURCE. Every EFF/AD hired by AFS will be required to complete a medical examination, and all participants must be medically …

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Advocacy/Legislative Update 1.13.20

Time to Collect More Signatures An Alaskan Superior Court Judge has ruled that the Recall Dunleavy campaign can start the second signature gathering phase.  The effort has led to a court challenge after the Division of Elections decided that the group did not have a meritorious reason to try and kick the Gov out.  Judge Aarseth disagreed with the state …

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Fort Yukon Solar Electric Project

Near the confluence of the Yukon and Porcupine Rivers in Fort Yukon, Alaska functions an 18KW grid tied solar electric system. The system was funded through the cooperative efforts of the Gwichyaa Gwich’in Tribal Government, Gwitchyaa Zhee Corporation, the Department of Energy and Tanana Chiefs Conference. In the Spring of 2015, a local five person crew installed the 72 panel …

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Advocacy/Legislative Update 12.20.19

ASRC leaves AFN and other corps to follow suit Well… I’m just gonna leave this here. House Impeaches Last night, on December 19, 2019, President Donald Trump became the third president to be impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives. On the first article of impeachment, the House voted 230-197 to charge Trump with abuse of power. The House voted …

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HB13 & SB7

Medical Assistance Work Requirement House: HB13 (link to State Bill page) Sponsor(s): REPRESENTATIVES KOPP, Jackson, Rasmussen Senate: SB7 (link to State Bill page) Sponsor(s): SENATOR MICCICHE TCC’s Stance: Support Bill Status: HB13 – (H) HSS SB7 – (S) Fin Bill Resources: Letter to Representative Letter to Senator TO ESTABLISH A WORK REQUIREMENT FOR ADULTS ELIGIBLE FOR STATE MEDICAL ASSISTANCE WHO …

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2020 TCC Annual Convention

October 13th, 2020 The TCC 2020 Annual Convention and Full Board of Directors meeting, which was supposed to take place in March, was postponed to ensure the health and safety of our tribal members and employees during the pandemic. Several important elections were supposed to take place during this year’s convention including the TCC Chief/Chairman position as well as two …

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