Youth Delegates

Each year we provide the opportunity for youth to attend several annual events that will increase their awareness of Alaska Native issues, help them network with other Native Youth in Alaska, and develop leadership skills. 

2021 Annual Convention & Full Board of Director’s Meeting

Tanana Chiefs Conference Employment & Training Youth Employment Services are recruiting for twelve Youth Delegates to represent their respective sub-region. The recruitment process will be focused on professional and leadership development. Youth delegates are required to engage in public speaking, be a representative on a panel to learn and gain knowledge on challenges affecting our region.

Youth delegates that are selected will adhere to the Athabascan Values, be fully engaged in asking questions and wanting to learn about challenges affecting our region. The recruitment ages are 14-17 and must be an active TCC Tribal member school student.

The application will include:
• Basic information
• A letter of recommendation who is not a direct family member
• Each youth delegate is required to give a speech during convention
• Be involved on a panel during convention
• Be professional at all times
• Write a response to “What does being a Youth Delegate mean to me?” (500 words minimum)

DEADLINE TO APPLY: February 12th, 2021 at 5:00 pm

Denakkanaaga Elders & Youth Conference

Each year Denakkanaaga Inc., an Alaska Native Elders Organization, hosts an annual Elders & Youth Conference which bring together elders and youth from throughout the region. The conference is hosted by a different interior community every year as determined by the Denakkanaaga Board of Directors.

Denakkanaaga Elders & Youth Conference

How Youth Can Apply to Attend:

  1. Fill out the application form completely. Found at bottom of list.
  2. Submit an essay answering the question: What do traditional values mean to you and how do you practice them in your everyday life?
  3. Get 2 letters of recommendation from your school and your tribe
  4. Submit Application to:
    Youth Employment Services
    Tanana Chiefs Conference
    122 1st Ave Suite 600
    Fairbanks, AK 99701

    FAX: 907-459-3885


First Alaskans Institute Elders & Youth Conference

First Alaskans Institute Elders & Youth Conference connects youth participants, experienced leaders, and Elders to strengthen Alaska Native voices to create advocacy for positive change. The conference increases the level of community partnerships, and knowledge-sharing through celebration of our Native peoples, communities, and cultures. Watch our Events page for more info.

For more information email your Youth Program Assistant or call 907-452-8251 ext.3172