Preventing Suicide through Family Togetherness

Family Time is essential for our youth’s mental health and wellness. Consistent family time can help youth feel important and loved. By spending time together, youth can build confidence, increase communication, and build trust. Through the establishment and nurtured relationships, a safe space is developed.  Forming these bonds can be a great method for identifying signs and symptoms of suicide. …

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Tina Nollner – CHA Spotlight

The residents of Circle had no idea that the frightening illness of the recent newcomer would bring health to the entire community, but it did.  Tina Nollner recalls, “I moved to Circle in March of 2018, and soon after got really, really sick.  I felt like I was going to die and here I was in a remote village with …

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Oil & Gas Exploration Threatens Gwich’in Way of Life

Lizhik Gwats’an Gwandaii Goodlit translates to ‘The Sacred Place Where Life Begins’, which is what the Gwich’in people call the Coastal Plain of the 19.3 million acre land known as the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). The land was named this because it is the birthing, calving and post-calving grounds of the Porcupine Caribou herd – a herd that the …

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Agnes Silas – CHA Spotlight

Agnes Silas, Minto CHA Some people spend a lifetime trying to find their passion, what they want to contribute to the world.  Others, like Agnes Silas, one of three Minto health aides, knew from her earliest years what she wanted to be when she grew up.  “Even when I was little, I was interested in the medical field, in helping …

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Energy Assistance Public Comment

Tanana Chiefs Conference plans to provide services under the Low Income Home Energy AssistanceProgram (LIHEAP) for FY2021, which is available for review online at the following link. Persons wishing to comment on the proposed plan can comment by public hearing, which will take place via Zoom Video Conference:Thursday, August 27, 20202:00pm – 4:00pm Be a part of the process and …

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Robert Keeling – CHA Spotlight

During his 27 years as a paramedic/fireman in his home state of Colorado, Dale Keeling thought he knew a lot about providing care to the ill and injured. Then he fell in love with an Alaska girl, followed her back to her hometown of Manley, and learned about the health aide career. “Her dad was a health aide in Manley …

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COVID-19 Pandemic: What History Tells Us

In 1918, the world was devastated by the influenza pandemic, which went on to kill about 50 million – 675,000 of those deaths in the United States. One-third of the world’s population (about half a billion people) had been infected. As we face the current COVID-19 pandemic, one of the most vital tools in our arsenal for battling a large …

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PUBLIC NOTICE (TCC PL102-477 PLAN/TANF/CCDF)

On Friday, June 26th from 10am-noon TCC will be responding to Public Comments regarding the 477 Grant Program Plan. This plan may be downloaded below. Public Comments to be made via Zoom using the meeting info below: Join Zoom MeetingPassword: 423502 Phone one-tap: US: +12532158782,,92085609504# or +13462487799,,92085609504# Meeting URL: https://tananachiefs.zoom.us/j/92085609504?pwd=dzlqZXpFUWkwSUU1UEpRMkxQakJYQT09 Join by TelephoneFor higher quality, dial a number based on …

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2020 Flood Preparedness

TCC has been closely monitoring the weather projections and current conditions, and the National Weather Service prediction is that there is a good chance of flooding in villages that have experienced breakup flooding in the past. This year in particular it is really important that our villages make their own plans and preparations because of the spread of COVID-19 – …

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