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TCC COVID-19 Testing Site is Moving

The Tanana Chiefs Conference COVID-19 testing site will be changing locations starting Tuesday, October 20th! The site will be moved from the Chief Andrew Isaac Health Center to the Bertha Moses Patient Hostel located at 1321 17th Ave in Fairbanks. This is to ensure the health and safety of both

PJ Simon – Chief/Chairman

Previous Next Bio PJ Simon lives in Fairbanks, Alaska and is a tribal member from Allakaket and Galena. He is a Class A assistant hunting guide, and is currently working towards his registered big game guide license as well as a plumber apprentice, and is working towards his journeyman plumbing

TCC 2020 Election Results

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEOctober 13, 2020Contact: Doreen Deaton • Executive Director of Communications • doreen.deaton@tananachiefs.org • 907-388-9903 TCC 2020 Election Results Fairbanks, Alaska — This afternoon, October 13th, 2020, the Tanana Chiefs Conference (TCC) Full Board of Director’s voted to elect new leadership for TCC. TCC by-laws call for the election

Interior Villages Join TCC in Ambler Road Lawsuit

Press Release: On October 7th, 2020, Alatna Village, Allakaket Village, Evansville Village, Huslia Village, and Native Village of Tanana, joined Tanana Chiefs Conference in a suit against the Bureau of Land Management, National Parks Service, and the US Army Corp of Engineers in which we asked the court to vacate

2021 Calendar Photo Submissions

Submit your photos for our 2021 #TananaChiefs Calendar! Fill out the required fields, upload pictures, and you’re done! We look forward to seeing all your snapshots! Deadline is October 16th, 2020 Submissions are closed at this time. Thank you to those that submitted their photos!

Advocacy/Legislative Update 10.2.20

First Presidential Debate President Trump and Vice President Biden had the first Presidential Debate of 2020 and it was…..not great. Moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News appeared to be babysitting at times when the two candidates both tried to speak over one another.  Name-calling, family bashing, price-gouging, with a hint

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 village health aide!”  But Betty Schmitz, known as B.J., did just that.  She and her husband had lived in Bettles

Expanding to The Future with New Services For CAIHC

It has been over 7 years since the vision for the Chief Andrew Isaac Health Center (CAIHC) became a reality, and now it’s time for another expansion. The clinic, which opened services to the public in December of 2012, was designed with the expectation that additional services and expansions would

Anticipated Opening of Upper Tanana Health Center

TCC plans to begin operations of the Upper Tanana Health Center in Tok. The 16,000-square-foot clinic will be expected to open its doors and offer primary care, urgent care, dental, behavioral health, lab, radiology, and pharmacy services to patients in the Upper Tanana Health region. There will be a small

State of Alaska vs Food Security in Rural Alaska

Food security for the Interior villages has been unstable given both the COVID-19 pandemic and the record low salmon runs which has limited the ability for tribal members to store enough food for the winter. Several tribes requested assistance from the State and Federal managers to provide emergency hunts. The

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

Health

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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