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 Tribal Council is the governing body of the federally recognized Tribe of the Native Village of Tanana; and
WHEREAS, the Tanana Tribal Council is entrusted with protecting the health, safety and well-being off our men, women, and children and have identified the need to provide victims of crime direct services and advocacy to fulfill our commitment to protect tribal members; and
WHEREAS, the Tanana Tribal Council recognizes a current lack of capacity to internally provide direct service and advocacy to tribal members and residents that are victimized; and
WHEREAS, the Tanana Chiefs Conference Tribal Development Department has a long standing and excellent record in working with member Tribes in the assertion of tribal sovereignty, in particular promoting and strengthening tribal justice and public safety; and
WHEREAS, there is a great need for Tribes in the Region to:
- Provide accessible mobile advocacy to victims of crime;
- To prioritize and identify safety for all victims in immediate need;
- To establish procedures to utilize a ‘flexible funding’ model to provide direct services to victims of crime; and
WHEREAS, we are fully supportive of the Tanana Chiefs Conference Tribal Development Department in their efforts to address the need for providing our tribal members that have been victimized.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Tanana Tribal Council authorizes the Tanana Chiefs Conference to apply for the Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation Purpose Area 7 FY 2019 on behalf of the Tribe and are fully supportive and committed to Tanana Chiefs Conference to apply for, receive funding, and to provide victim services; including accessing safety, mobilized advocacy, and direct services to victims to crime. Tanana Tribe does not have any such services, and it would not be a duplication of services in our tribal community.
Submitted by: Tanana Tribal Council
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