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Recent Articles

Cancelled Emergency Firefighter Refreshers

2020 spring RT-130 fireline safety refresher training & pack test has been canceled. This is due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health and community safety concerns, all of the pack tests and refresher trainings in 2019 have been extended to be valid for the 2020 season. ONLY PACK TEST AND

Social Distancing Videos

We want a ~10-20 sec video or photo from you showing one of these options: We want to hear what you’re doing during social distancing A video of you giving advice on why social distancing is important. TCC will be making a compilation video encouraging everyone to social distance!

New State Mandate (012) – Interstate Travel

According to State of Alaska COVID-19 Health Mandate 012: Interstate Travel Effective 8:00 am March 28, 2020 All in-state travel between communities, whether resident, worker, or visitor, is prohibited unless travel is to support critical infrastructure, or for critical personal needs. To learn more about this and other COVID-19 topics,

Letter to ADFG Requesting Emergency Opening

Doug Vincent-Lang Commissioner Alaska Department of Fish and Game PO Box 115526 Juneau, Alaska 99811-5526 Dear Commissioner Vincent-Lang: Tanana Chiefs Conference (TCC) is requesting an appropriate allowance for an out-of-season hunt for villages in our region to provide food for residents who are isolated in their communities under the impacts

Positive COVID-19 Patient at Chief Andrew Isaac Health Center

A Tanana Chiefs Conference (TCC) patient has tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19, marking the first case for TCC. The patient was tested in Fairbanks at the Chief Andrew Isaac Health Center on Friday, March 20th and the positive came back today, Wednesday, March 25th. The patient is

Alaska COVID-19 Health Mandates

For greater access, we are posting the current Health Mandates that the State of Alaska has released. Below are the PDF versions of these documents. For further reading or more information please visit the Alaska GOV Health Mandate page.

How to Decrease Anxiety During a Pandemic

Here are some helpful tips and trick to decrease anxiety as well as ways to achieve a healthy mental balance. Breathe Breathe in for 5, hold for 1, breathe out for 10 The slow exhale tricks the brain into relaxing the body Progressive Relaxation Tense a group of muscles as

COVID-19 Media

We are posting all our social media flyers here for easy downloading. We encourage these files to be shared to help spread the word about COVID-19. These files are offered in both image and pdf formats. Images can be found further below. Return to the Main COVID-19 Page To download

Recient Events

TCC Potlatch (CANCELED)

TCC will be hosting our annual post Convention potlatch. This event will begin at approximately 6pm

TCC Annual Convention

Tanana Chiefs Conference’s 2020 Annual Delegate and Full Board of Director’s Meeting will take place from March 16th-19th at the Westmark Hotel & Conference Center in Fairbanks. Our theme this

Martin Luther King Day

TCC Administrative Offices will be closed for observance of Martin Luther King Day.

Health

Resolution 2018-35: Lower Yukon Health Services

WHEREAS, Lower Yukon Subregion (GASH) villages Grayling, Anvik, Shageluk and Holy Cross, receive health care services from the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation (YKHC); and WHEREAS, GASH villages have expressed numerous times to

Public Safety

HB287 & SB231

Village Public Safety Officer Grants House: HB287 Sponsor(s): REPRESENTATIVES KOPP, Edgmon, Shaw, Zulkosky, Lincoln, Foster Senate: SB231  SENATORS OLSON, Bishop, Hoffman, Stedman, Gray-Jackson, Stevens, Revak, Kawasaki, Geissel TCC’s Stance: Support

Resolution 2019-04: Improve Public Safety in Rural Alaska

WHEREAS, Native people were systematically disenfranchised by colonization and as a result suffer from historical trauma, which can exacerbate the prevalence of substance abuse, alcoholism, and violence in traditionally healthy

Energy

Advocacy/Legislative Update 2.28.20

Oil and Gas Companies Are Totally Awesome A ballot initiative that would change the way that oil and gas tax credits are calculated has been certified to appear on the

Fort Yukon Solar Electric Project

Near the confluence of the Yukon and Porcupine Rivers in Fort Yukon, Alaska functions an 18KW grid tied solar electric system. The system was funded through the cooperative efforts of

Galena Biomass Energy Project

Replaces the Gila Interior Learning Academy (GILA) diesel heating system with a biomass district heat system.

Forestry

Cancelled Emergency Firefighter Refreshers

2020 spring RT-130 fireline safety refresher training & pack test has been canceled. This is due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health and community safety concerns, all of the pack