A Promise Kept: Improving Health Care in the Upper Tanana

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A draft design of the new clinic.

“Don’t forget about us.”

A simple request from the Tanana Chiefs Conference (TCC) Full Board of Directors that echoes in the back of TCC Chief/Chairman Victor Joseph’s mind every time he is making decisions about healthcare expansion in the region. In 2008, Chief Joseph was the Health Services Director when he stood before the Full Board seeking authorization to move forward with the construction of the Chief Andrew Isaac Health Center (CAIHC) in Fairbanks. The Full Board approved the proposal with only three stipulations – 1) Make sure the clinic isn’t designed as a square box, 2) When you expand services make sure you expand in the villages too, and 3) Don’t forget about us.

NOW ACCEPTING: BIA Housing Improvement Applications

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TCC Housing Department is now accepting BIA HIP applications. All tribal members are encouraged to apply. Applications are available at your local tribal offices.

Applications: Download the BIA Application or pick up at your local tribal office.

DUE DATE: Applications with all needed documents before December 15th, 2019.

Questions? Contact Mitchell Shewfelt Sr. at ext. 3319
Fax: 907-459-3944
Mail: 122 1st Ave, Suite 600
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Attn: Housing Department

Please review the checklist before submitting your application.

Heading to ANMC for Medical Care? We can help!

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Kristy Supsook is TCC’s Patient Navigator located at the Alaska Native Medical Center in Anchorage! Kristy assists patients, escorts, and families in navigating a complex health system. She also serves as a liaison between family members and hospital/clinic staff to ensure both the patients and family’s desires, expectations and needs are considered and met through patient and family-centered care.

Contact Kristy: kristy.supsook@tananachiefs.org  ♦  907-687-9193  ♦  1-800-478-6822 ext.3604

What is Happening With Our Traditional Land?

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The US Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is creating two land plans to decide the next 30 years of allowable uses for our traditional land. BLM will make land plans called Resource Management Plans for the Central Yukon / Dalton Highway Corridor and the Bering Sea Western Interior planning areas between November 2018 and April 2019 on a fast-tracked schedule. These two planning areas cover the middle third of the state, from the shores of the Arctic Ocean down the Dalton Highway and into the heart of the Yukon & Kuskokwim Rivers and west to the Bering Sea. Land being planned is 26.5 million acres altogether in two separate planning processes.