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Recent Articles

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.

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

Advocacy/Legislative Update 12.11.20

Budget Woes… The Governor dropped his budget today. It has a lot of vague description – look for $294.6 million in undesignated cuts, a future bond package, a full PFD, and a massive raid on the earnings reserve.  Press release here. Battle lines are drawn in race to organize It

Request for Proposals For CPJTB Restrooms Upgrade Floors 2, 3, 4, and 6

The Restroom Upgrades Project is comprised of two main design components; 1)replication of the 5th floor restroom upgrades in both architecture and interior design forthe community restrooms on floors 2, 3, and 4; and 2) a complete interior renovation of the 6th floor single user restroom on the west side

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

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

Join Our Pocket Pal Adventures

I’m Pocket Pal! Thanks for allowing me to tag along with you as a part of my holiday adventure! I miss being able to visit and I’ve been running out of things to do here, so please include me in your day to day activities. Let’s have some holiday fun if you have time. Take me with you on your adventures and be sure to document our time together. It would be awesome if you’d take pictures of me so I can look back on all the fun I’ve had while I was visiting. Use the ideas on the right, or plan other exciting explorations for us! Because I get around a lot and I’m liable to pop up anywhere. Because I plan to post the photos of our adventures on Social media I ask that you help me not violate anyone’s personal privacy by snapping a pic of me alone and describing the activity I’m doing.

I can only visit through the holidays so please submit all photos and or documentation of our adventures any time between now and Monday January 4th, 2021. If you don’t have a way to take and submit photos feel free to just email all about what we did. Please let me know if you don’t want me to tell people about our adventures and I’ll keep them to myself, otherwise you can find me posting the photos and talking all about it on the TCC FACEBOOK PAGE!

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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.

Advocacy/Legislative Update 11.20.20

PCE and Rural Alaska is in the hands of new lawmaker With the election results settled pending recounts, the question now becomes just how a divided House might organize.  This is particularly important to Tanana Chiefs Conference as rural Alaska is in the crosshairs of the majority of Alaskan Republicans

Recent Events

Yukon River Fish Update

Join Stephanie Quinn-Davidson, Brooke Woods, and Charlie Wright this morning on KRFF 89.1 as they provide an update on the Yukon River fishing season! Friday, January 29th at 11:00am Voice

FNA 2021 Annual Membership Meeting

Fairbanks Native Association 2021 Annual Membership Meeting Candidates must submit a completed application to FNA Administration before 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 1st. Applications can be found on the FNA

Missing Persons Vigil

Everyone Welcome! Join us in prayer and a call to action alongside community leaders and the families of the missing persons More information contact:Jody Potts 907-960-2002

COVID-19 Vaccine Radio Show

Join Chief/Chairman PJ Simon, Health Services Director Jacoline Bergstrom, and Senior Medical Officer Dr.Alisa Alexander this Friday, January 15th at 11:00am on KRFF 89.1 Voice of Denali where they will


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

CHA Spotlight – Herbie Demit

Sometimes you go looking for a job, and sometimes the job finds you.  Herbert “Herbie” Demit never had any intention of becoming a health aide.  He’d been a carpenter, a

Betty jo Schmitz – CHA Spotlight

What do you do when you are in your 60s, your children have left home and your husband has retired?  Not many people would say, “I think I’ll become a

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

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