Resolution 2020-14: Youth Request to Improve Village Public Safety

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, There are a lot of problems in the villages including intergenerational trauma that stem from the abuse of drugs and alcohol; and

WHEREAS, In our villages there is a high amount of violence, vandalism, theft, assaults, child neglect, elder abuse, verbal abuse and sexual abuse; and

WHEREAS, There are often situations caused by reckless driving and driving under the influence which places residents at high risk; and

WHEREAS, There is not enough resources, including human resources, to address self-harm and suicidal awareness, prevention and response to suicides in the village; and

WHEREAS, There is a need for increased resources to address search and rescue incidents.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED the Tanana Chiefs Conference Full Board of Directors direct staff to continue to assist the village in obtaining more trained Public Safety Officers, including, Tribal Police, Village Police Officers, Village Public Safety Officers, and Security Officers; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Tanana Chiefs Conference continue to support the tribes to enforce Tribal Civil Law and Order Codes, equally regardless the relationship or association between officers and offenders; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that subject to the availability of funds, the Tanana Chiefs Conference will upon request, work with each village to develop PROVIDES SUPPORT TO EVERY VILLAGE TO DEVELOP a Community Public Safety Response Plan for the safety and well-being of the village.

Submitted by: Youth Delegates of 2019 Convention


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