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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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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COVID-19 Vaccine

At this time TCC has a very limited quantity of COVID-19 vaccines and will be prioritizing vaccinating individuals in accordance with federal guidelines. The Chief Andrew Isaac Health Center is not booking appointments for individuals requesting the vaccine. We will continue to keep our patients and tribes updated as information changes daily.

COVID-19 Vaccine Update – KRFF 89.1

Chief/Chairman PJ Simon, Executive Director of Health Services Jacoline Bergstrom, and Employee Health Medical Supervisor Dr. Leif Thompson will be live on KRFF 89.1 this morning, December 15th at 11:00am to provide updates on the COVID-19 vaccine. You can tune in at https://www.krff891.com/ Jacoline BergstromExecutive Director of Health Services PJ SimonChief/Chairman Dr. Leif ThompsonEmployee Health Medical Supervisor

The COVID-19 Vaccine is Coming

TCC is anticipating the arrival of our COVID-19 vaccine sometime this week. We have an extremely limited quantity that has been allocated to us. We will be prioritizing vaccinating individuals in accordance with federal guidelines. At this time, our clinic is unable to book appointments for individuals requesting the vaccine. We will keep our patients and tribes updated as the …

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TCC Seeks Help On Missing Persons

Tanana Chiefs Conference is asking for your help in locating Frank Minano, Debbie Nictune, Doren Sanford, and Willis Derendoff. All have gone missing in the Fairbanks area. If you have any information on the whereabouts of these individuals please contact any of these agencies: Alaska State Troopers at 907-451-5100 Fairbanks Police Department at 907-450-6500 Darrel Hildebrand, TCC VPSO Coordinator at …

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The Year That Keeps on Giving: A Tale of Spending and Audits

By Marna Sanford – Government Relations Coordinator & Ben Shilling – Deputy Financial Officer What a year!  So much has happened this year that you have probably forgotten it was just months ago that Prince Harry and Megan Markle announced they were leaving the royal family and the west coast was invaded by MURDER HORNETS!!!  It was also only a …

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CHA Spotlight: Mariah Bifelt – Itinerant

By: Linden Staciokas Mariah Bifelt knew a number of health aides growing up, including her own aunt.  But she never considered being one until she moved back to her home village of Hughes.  “I was born in Fairbanks but raised in Hughes, leaving when I was an adult.  I returned in June of 2015, and the position was sitting empty, …

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TCC Now Has Limited Access to Rapid COVID-19 Testing

Due to a shortage and delayed shipment to Alaska, Tanana Chiefs Conference will have limited access to Rapid COVID-19 Tests starting Monday November 23, 2020. Please expect your COVID-19 test to take approximately 3-5 days to result. We apologize for the inconvenience this may cause.