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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 ballot during the General Election this November.  Expect to see (and hear) a ton of campaign ads from those that

2020 Proposed Full Board Resolutions

This year’s Proposed Full Board Resolutions have been published and can be downloaded as a complete document. 24 Full Board resolutions were submitted along with 12 Sub-Regional Resolutions. View Resolutions from previous years

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

Recent Events

Starting a Business – Rural Webinar

Are you thinking about starting your own business? This free workshop was built for you! We will cover basic issues faced when starting a small business such as business licensing,

TCC Closed – Independence Day

TCC Administrative Offices will be closed in observance of Independence Day. Chief Andrew Issac Health Center will be operating at limited staffing.

KRFF – Interior Leadership Radio Interview

Tune into KRFF 89.1 on Monday, May 25th at 11:00am to hear a special talk with Interior Leadership – Chief Victor Joseph, TCC; Aaron Schutt, Doyon President; and Steve Ginnis,

FASD Family Caregivers Zoom Call

Children who experience FASD often struggle with social language. Join us on Thursday at 8:30 am with special guest Betsey Jacobs, Speech and Language Pathologist, for a conversation about how

Health

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

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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