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Seeking Nominations for Patti Hyslop Leadership in Sobriety Award

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Each year the Tanana Tribal Council seeks nominations for the Patti L. Hyslop Leadership in Sobriety Award, which is given to recognize the efforts of village leaders in sobriety, healing, and keeping alive the commitment to healing that was the cornerstone of Patti’s life. Patti led the Sobriety and Healing movement in Tanana by encouraging people to make positive changes. This award will recognize those whose work sometimes goes unrecognized

Nominations are due March 2nd, 2020


CHA Spotlight – Amanda Walker

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“It’s so nice to be able to help people. Working with TCC is like family,” says Amanda Walker, whose Community Health Aide (CHA) career was inspired by her grandmother and former CHA Sophie Beatus, “I wanted to follow in her footsteps and make my family proud of me.

Walker joined the work force at the age of 14 doing odd jobs for the Yukon-Koyukuk School District, later as a custodian at the school in Hughes and then as a firefighter.

CHA Spotlight – Sheena Tanner

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Although Sheena Tanner resides in Missouri, she is very much rooted in Alaska. As an itinerant health aide for Tanana Chiefs Conference, Tanner works in any of the 42 villages in the TCC region where she is needed but often works in Circle.

Tanner grew up in Arctic Village and left to be with her husband Michael in military service. When they moved home to Arctic Village six years ago, the community hadn’t had a health aide for a decade, so Tanner thought it would be a good way to help support her family and took the training.


4th Annual Tribal Unity Gathering

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The 4th Annual Alaska Tribal Unity (ATU) was held on December 2, 2019 that was attended by 150 tribal leaders and representatives from 45 tribes and 12 organizations.

The gathering heard remarks from the congressional delegation and Governor Dunleavy. Senator Sullivan and Congressman Young provided updates on advocating for IHS advanced appropriations, upholding ICWA, improving public safety, cleaning the ocean to protect subsistence, fixing the 477 MOA that fails tribes and the law, and the importance of the Census. Governor Dunleavy commented on making Alaska’s future better for all Alaskans, including the PCE in his 2021 budget, plans for improving education, placing more troopers in rural, and forming partnership with tribal governments.

TCC Bazaar – Book a Table!

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Book a table at the TCC Bazaar during the 2020 Annual Convention!

At this time, we are currently only booking for arts and craft tables. Each vendor will have one table due to a limited amount of tables.

Contact Estelle Burnham at 907-452-8251 ext. 3300 to reserve your table.