WHEREAS, Tanana Chiefs Conference (TCC) is an Alaska Native tribal health and social services consortium established by the Interior Alaska tribes and tribal communities, to provide a unified voice in advancing sovereign tribal governments through the promotion of physical and mental wellness, education, socioeconomic development and culture of the Interior Alaska Native; and
WHEREAS, the Tanana Chiefs Conference was incorporated in 1968 to advocate on behalf of the Alaska Native people of the TCC region, and later empowered under PL 93-638 to be the major health and community services provider in the region; and
WHEREAS, the Fairbanks Native Association (FNA) was also incorporated in 1968 to advocate on behalf of the Alaska Native people of the community of Fairbanks, and later empowered to be a significant provider of community services in the Fairbanks Native community; and
WHEREAS, FNA operates a Community Services program to provide Social Services and Welfare Assistance for the benefit of Alaska Native and American Indian people in the Fairbanks North Star Borough through a self-determination Title One Contract with the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA); and
WHEREAS, over the past twenty years there has been a significant increase in the Alaska Native and American Indian population of the Fairbanks North Star Borough; and
WHEREAS, over the past twenty years the BIA has not sufficiently increased funding for FNA’s Community Services program while the “need” for Welfare Assistance and Social Services in the Fairbanks North Star Borough has significantly increased; and
Tanana Chiefs Conference currently operates a Title IV Compact from the BIA to provide services throughout the TCC villages.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Tanana Chiefs Conference Full Board of directors directs staff to work in partnership with FNA and the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Office of Self-Governance for the purpose of addressing FNA’s unmet funding needs for the Alaska Native and American Indian people of the Fairbanks North Star Borough; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Fairbanks Native Association directs the Tanana Chiefs Conference to research the possibilities of FNA entering into a Title IV Compact for Welfare Assistance and Social Services.
Submitted by: Fairbanks Native Association
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