Native Leadership Continues to Monitor Missing Persons Cases

Fairbanks, Alaska − The missing person cases of Frank Minano, Debbie Nictune, Doren Sanford, Willis Derendoff and Steven Hjelm remain unresolved.  Tanana Chiefs Conference, Fairbanks Native Association, and Doyon, Limited continue to monitor the cases and work with families and local law enforcement.   “We know families are still searching,” said PJ Simon, Jr. “They are still hurting.  We will …

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2021 Annual Convention

March 17th and 18th, 2021 The Tanana Chiefs Conference 2021 Annual Convention and Full Board of Directors meeting will take place March 17th & 18th, 2021 at the Westmark Hotel in Fairbanks with the theme Resiliency and Renewal. The meeting will be closed to the public with delegates having the option of participating in-person or via zoom. The public will …

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STEVEN HJELM

Steven Hjelm Missing Persons case

54 years old • 5’08” • 175 lbs • Brown Hair • Brown Eyes • Alaska Native
Missing since January 21st, 2021
Last seen at a family member’s residence on Sixteenth Avenue in Fairbanks on 01-09-2021.
CASE # 21-000178

Value of Digitizing Last Words to Preserve Culture for the Future

How a Language can be brought back to life by digital Records Jessica Charlie – Communications Coordinator The Tanana Chiefs Conference (TCC) Education Department was recently awarded a $300,000 a year Ch’oodoohk’ii grant from the Administration for Native Americans. The project—which will run for three years under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services—aims to create metadata …

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CHA Spotlight: Shanice Albert – Northway Health Aide

When you see the TV coverage of how the Corona virus is overwhelming the U.S. health care system, the stories are about hospitals. Dressed in gear that looks like it was designed for space travel, the front line workers talk about how physically and emotionally exhausted they are, how they long for a return to normalcy. It is easy to …

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