Resolution 2018-12: Establish a BIA General Assistance Program for the Native Community in Tok

WHEREAS, Tok Native Association (TNA) is a dually formed association made up of members of Upper Tanana Villages. All members are tribally enrolled in member villages: Tetlin, Northway, Eagle, Tanacross, Healy Lake, and Dot Lake; and

WHEREAS, TNA has members that may benefit from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) general assistance program; and

WHEREAS, this resolution will support the need of creating a new rural position in Tok – TWDS/fee agent; and

WHEREAS, Tok does not currently have a program like general assistance.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Tanana Chiefs Conference Full Board of Directors direct staff to assist in collaborating with the State CPA office in Fairbanks to establish general assistance coverage in Tok for all residents; and to hire a TWDS/Fee agent to assist with GA application process for the Native population in Tok.

Submitted by: Tok Native Association


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