Employment & Training Youth Services is recruiting for the 2013 Annual Denakkanaaga Elders & Youth Conference in Ruby, Alaska during June 3-7, 2013. Interested youth are encouraged to apply NOW and submit their applications, by May 13, 2013 by 5PM.
In order to qualify you must:
- Be a tribal member of the TCC region between the ages of 14 and 18
- Provide 2 letters of recommendation- or one from the school and from the tribal council
- Answer ‘Why do I want to attend Denakkanaaga’ in one paragraph
- Submit a completed Y.E.S Application
Youth will have the opportunity to:
- Meet the Denakkanaaga Board Members
- Fiddle Dance
- Meet delegates from Doyon, TCC, IRHA, and FNA
- Learn about resolutions
- Listen to stories from elders
- and more!
The deadline to apply is, May 13, 2013 by 5PM.
Youth Delegate Application
The 30th Annual Rural Providers’ Conference will be taking a limited amount of applications for vendors and exhibits at the upcoming conference, June 10th-14th, 2013.
This year’s theme is, “Our Hearts Together”. The conference is an annual gathering, designed by rural Alaskans to share information, gain skills and participate in training to address substance abuse in a variety of culturally significant ways. The RPC is conducted in a style compatible with Alaska Native lifestyles and ways of communicating including ceremonies, circle talks, and cultural events. Participants include substance abuse service providers, professionals seeking to earn continuing education and college credit, youth, elders, and family members interested in gaining new energy and celebrating their own sobriety.
If you would be interested in a sale or demonstration table of cultural arts and crafts or display your agency services, there is a fee of $30, however no fee for craft tables.
All applications must be turned in by MAY 17TH, 2013
Application Form for Vendors and Exhibits at the RPC
Please contact Karlene Huhn at 907-452-8251 x 3062 for more information.
Remember, there is a limited amount of table space and applications will be considered on a first come, first serve basis.
Tanana Chiefs Conference is looking for volunteers of all ages and genders to model in a Native Style Show or participate in a Talent Show as part of the Rural Provider’s Conference on June 12th, 2013.
If you have traditional native clothing and are interested in modeling contact:
Eliza Winfrey at email@example.com
OR Shirley Holmberg at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested in modeling in the contemporary style show contact:
Carol Rose at email@example.com
To fill out an application click here RPC Native Style Talent Show application
ATTN: Valerie Derendoff
Tanana Chiefs Conference
122 1st Ave. Suite 600
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Spring is in the air, and breakup is just around the corner. Spring flood planning and work can begin now to save you time and worry later. Tanana Chiefs Conference’ Office of Environmental Health (OEH) offers these tips to help you get ready for possible flooding:
A MONTH BEFORE BREAKUP:
- Find the high points around your property and other parts of the village where you can move items above flood level if needed.
- Make a list of any equipment (generators, snow machines, and chainsaws) that will need to be moved to higher ground during a flood.
- Locate any fuel storage that will need to be secured during a flood.
- Start putting together an emergency kit of items needed if you must leave your home.
- Ask your Tribal or City Administrator about the community flood preparations. This may include a local area to evacuate to, designated people to observe the river level and alert the community.
In the first part of 2012, the Tanana Chiefs Conference Executive Board launched a multi-year planning process that included in-depth discussion of how to achieve vibrant, sustainable communities. In turning the tide of out-migration, village needs were identified including education, protection of our food resources, employment and training, and care for our elders-to name a few. It was recognized that addressing the many needs must be done in partnership of many including tribes, state and federal agencies, and other stakeholder organizations.
Alaska needs more skilled wildland firefighters so that fewer firefighters are needed from the Lower 48. Interior-Aleutians Campus (I-AC) is offering intensive classes in Galena slated for March 30-April 5 and April 5-10.
“In about a week, you can earn your red card or add credentials to your red card,” says Tylan Martin, assistant professor of fire science at I-AC who has more than a decade of wildland firefighting experience. “You don’t need to wait for an organization to sponsor you if you want to become an advanced wildland firefighter. Interior-Aleutians Campus provides an opportunity to help you accomplish this goal by taking classes that align with the National Wildfire Coordinating Group’s curriculum requirements.
TCC’s Native allotment reinstatement project began about 6-7 years ago when a woman came into the TCC Realty office asking what happened to her father’s 160-acre allotment. He had originally applied for 160 acres but received only 123 acres. No one in the family knew why his allotment had been reduced. This inquiry launched TCC’s reinstatement project.
Over the years, Eileen Grant, the Allotment Specialist in TCC’s Realty Program working in partnership with Carol Yeatman, formerly the Supervising Attorney of the Native Allotment Program at Alaska Legal Services, has successfully gotten numerous allotment cases reinstated.
Does the thought of tourism development in your community interest you? Not sure where to begin? If so, you might be interested in a three part series called Rural Interior Tourism: Possibilities and Pitfalls. This series introduces planning tools for community based tourism, basics about the tourism industry in Alaska, tools to help identify potential local tourism development resources, and lastly some of the firs steps that can be used to plan a business venture.
To the editor:
We are honored to be able to run in this year’s Iron Dog race for suicide education and awareness. We were raised in many small villages on the Iron Dog trail and see what suicide has done to our family and friends in these communities. Both of us now teach in our hometown of Tanana. We love our jobs and the children and hope we can make a difference.
We work with children every day and see the many struggles that they, and the adult figures in our community, go through. Many have issues with mental health, drugs and alcohol, domestic violence, and sexual assault.
Tanana Chiefs Conference really wants to get Native youth from all of the Interior villages to get more involved, to give more youth the opportunity to participate and to offer their perspectives in meetings that deal with Tribal issues. Interior Tribes have passed numerous resolutions over the years calling for TCC to actively engage youth, create opportunities to mentor youth for leadership roles and give them more opportunities to get together and share their ideas. That’s why TCC is putting together a region-wide youth council and has put together a process to select a youth to serve on the TCC Executive board as its Youth Advisor.