Traditional Chiefs

Our Traditional Chief, and the second Traditional Chief in his absence,  sit as ex-officios (or non-voting members) of the Executive Board. The Traditional Chief serves as an ambassador of traditional knowledge and the Athabascan culture.

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Donald Honea, Sr. – First Traditional Chief

Tribal member from Ruby; currently the 1st Traditional Chief of the region since 2008.

Trimble Gilbert – Second Traditional Chief

Tribal member from Arctic Village; currently the 2nd Traditional Chief of the region since 2009.

Past Traditional Chiefs

Chief David Salmon

TCC Traditional Chief from 2004-2007

Chief Franklin Madros Sr.

TCC 2nd Traditional Chief until 2006

Chief Peter John

TCC Traditional Chief from 1992 until 2003

Chief Andrew Isaac

TCC Traditional Chief from 1972 until 1991