Who we are

We are organized as Dena’ Nena’ Henash  or “Our Land Speaks”; an Alaska Native non-profit corporation, charged with advancing Tribal self-determination and enhancing regional Native unity. We provide services while balancing traditional Athabascan and Alaska Native values with modern demands. We work toward meeting the health and social service needs of Tribal members and beneficiaries throughout our region.

Our Vision

Healthy, Strong, Unified Tribes


Our Mission

Tanana Chiefs Conference provides 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.


Our Guiding Principle

Accessible and trusted world-class services provided with unconditional love, compassion, dignity and respect. HEAR ME.


Our Core Values

Trust – We earn the trust of those we serve.
Resiliency – We value our self-identity and look to our history and cultures to adapt.
Unified – We are strong, unified and coordinated in the advocacy and delivery of our services.
Empathy – We provide services from the heart with the spirit if Ch’eghwtsen’ which includes unconditional love, forgiveness, compassion, dignity and respect.
Listen – We are mindful and give our full attention – “Hear Me”.
Ownership – We own our behaviors and the way we impact others.
Voice – We stand up, advocate, educate and share our stories – Our Voice Matters.
Excellence – We strive to provide world-class, accessible, and effective quality services while continuously improving to promote the mental, physical, spiritual and socioeconomic wellness of our people and communities now and into the future.