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Resolution 2018-28: Conduct Feasibility Study to Increase Chena Bingo Profits

WHEREAS, Tanana Chiefs Conference (TCC) holds a State of Alaska gaming permit for bingo and pull tabs that help provide needed funds to its member Tribes and organizations; and WHEREAS, the State of Alaska gaming statutes and regulations allow for other types of gaming that could bring in more funds for TCC

Resolution 2018-25: Native People to be Aware of the Signs and Symptoms of Cancer

WHEREAS, the Tanana Tribal Council is the legal governing body of the Native Village of Tanana; and WHEREAS, the First People lived on this great land from time immemorial, taking their healthy sustenance off the bounty from the waters, lands and skies; and WHEREAS, the First People have been mandated to stop and

Koyukon Ethnographic Place-names

Fr. Jules Jetté Dictionary and Koyukon Language Database The TCC Archaeology Program is working in collaboration with Athabascan Linguistic James Kari, Ken Pratt of the BIA and David Kingma of the Jesuit Oregon Province Archives to build a usable format of Koyukon place-names based on the Fr. Jules Jetté’s handwritten dictionary that

Tochak McGrath Discovery

In 2012, during construction of a conservation levee along the Kuskokwim River in the Native Village of McGrath, workers noticed a shallowly-buried human skull that had been revealed by earth-clearing activity. This discovery became known as the “Tochak McGrath Discovery.” Under the direction of the TCC Archaeology Program, a forensic research

Healy Lake

In 2005, TCC Archaeological Program began work at Healy Lake due to a land sale on a restricted Native allotment.  It was known that the Healy Lake area contained many existing archaeological sites from work that was conducted by Healy Lake Tribal members and academic researchers in the 1960s. Linda’s Point Linda’s

Deadman Lake

Upper Tanana archaeology around Northway The late William “Bill” Sheppard was a field researcher who focused on Alaska Native traditional lands, in the Upper Tanana River Valley region near Tok, Tetlin, Northway and Tanacross.  His work in the 1990s and early 2000s focused on surveying and excavating Athabascan sites that existed before

David Site

Upper Yukon River: A deep history in the Han traditional lands The David Site a major ongoing research project that has become the longest intensively occupied site in the Upper Yukon River floodplain. This research project began in the mid-1990s as a routine survey of a Native allotment, a few miles

Where’s My Check? Part III: Information about the Indian Trust Settlement

It’s in the mail…soon. In 1996, Elouise Cobell sued the federal government on behalf of 500,000 Indians for mismanagement of trust or restricted land in the United States. This settlement amount totals $3.4 billion dollars and is broken in two parts: $1.5 billion to Historical Class and Trust Administration Class

Willow House Re-Opens to First Guests

“It’s good to be home,” says Heather Matumeak, Willow House Front Desk Receptionist, who has been working at Bertha Moses Patient Hostel during renovations.After six months of planning and construction, the Willow House opened their doors to house the first five guests in the newly renovated Willow House patient hostel.

Advocacy/Legislative Update 2.14.20

Guess Who’s Back? Back Again? The Alaska Supreme Court has ruled today that the Recall Dunleavy effort can begin collecting the second round of signatures, overruling the Superior Court judge’s stay.  They have also issued the schedule for oral arguments which looks to be held on March 25th.  The Stand

Recient Events


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.


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

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