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Native Village of Eyak

10,000 Years in our Homeland

WELCOME CENTER

Welcome to the Native Village of Eyak.

Not sure where to begin? Looking for something specific? Or just prefer some friendly human contact? Please give us a call at (907) 424-7738 or send us an email at info@eyak-nsn.gov.

Our Welcome Center staff would love to help you with what you need.

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8:00am to 5:00pm

110 Nicholoff Way
Cordova, Alaska 99574

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Welcome.

The Native Village of Eyak is an Alaska Native Village mostly comprised of four distinct Alaska Native peoples (Eyak, Chugach Region People, Tlingit, and Athabaskan) who are organized together as a federally recognized tribe. The area has always been a place known for trading, and traditionally the Eyak people acted as middlemen for the traders.  These have always been abundant lands and waters both for personal and commercial use through trading.  Our traditional lands follow the boundaries set under ANCSA in 1971 and stretch across the Copper River Delta and Prince William Sound to encompass Middleton Island. There are many historical village sites across our lands, with the last traditional village annexed into the City of Cordova in the early 1900’s.  Today, ancient grave sites, longhouse remnants and culturally altered vegetation attest to the rich history of our homelands.  NVE supports the revitalization of our traditional languages and culture through annual events and heritage preservation which includes subsistence activities, skin sewing, weaving and beading as well as exercising our sovereign rights to self-governance through self-determination. 


Cordova AK COVID-19 Dashboard

Cordova Resident

10

Active Cases

25

Presumed Recovered Cases

36

Cumulative Cases

2

Active
Hospitalizations

3

Cumulative Hospitalizations

1

Deaths

Non Resident

0

Active Cases

14

Presumed Recovered Cases

14

Cumulative Cases

0

Active
Hospitalizations

0

Cumulative Hospitalizations

0

Deaths

Last updated 11/25/2020 at 10:45 AM
Reflecting testing numbers as of 11/24/2020 at 11:59 PM

*Unified Command case counts are accurate for Cordova. The State of AK reporting of cases in Cordova may be delayed.

The City of Cordova has established a dedicated phone line manned by knowledgeable staff to answer your questions regarding the COVID-19 crisis. Call: 424-INFO

If you would like to hear the most recent COVID-19 info message, you can call 424-WELL

News

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NVE Vehicle Surplus

Native Village of Eyak Tribal MemberVehicle SurplusSurplus will open at 8am Tuesday, November 10, 2020 and close at5pm Friday, November 27, 2020 Bids can be

Updates

CAW! For Art!

The Ilanka Cultural Center is looking to purchase artwork made by Native Village of Eyak Tribal Members to fill the walls of ANGS’s office space

COVID-19 Response

NVE Tribal Member Relief Fund

At a special meeting last week, the NVE Tribal Council approved a NVE COVID-19 Relief Tribal Household Grant, a NVE COVID-19 Relief Business Grant and

COVID-19 Response

Regular Tribal Meetings Online

Due to state and local COVID-19 health mandates, all Tribal Council Meetings will be conducted electronically until further notice.  Contact Reyna at (907) 424-7738 or reyna@eyak-nsn.gov to

COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 Update

Due to potential health concerns over the COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus), the Native Village of Eyak, Tribal Court, Ilanka Cultural Center, and Cordova Times offices will

Services

TRIBAL

and Family Services

The Elder Service Program assists and coordinates services and activities for Alaska Native and American Indian Elders.

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The Indian Child Welfare Act was created in 1978 to help protect the connection of Native Children in State custody to their culture and to their tribe.

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Family Program Services plans and holds youth and community events in order to support tribal youth and families, promote Eyak culture and provide fun activities for all families. 

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This program is responsible for the Native Village of Eyak’s domestic violence and sexual assault programs and the development of a child advocacy center.

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The FDPIR (Federal Distribution Program on an Indian Reservation) program provides food to low-income families on a monthly basis.

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The Health and Wellness Advocate assists individuals as they navigate the health system, reducing barriers to enrolling and participating in programs and services. They also inform and empower tribal members to make positive changes in their health and wellness.

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Ilanka Community

HEALTH CENTER

The Ilanka Community Health Center provides personalized, quality health care for the entire community as a recognized “Patient Centered Medical Home”.   We put patients first by including them in all aspects of their care and empowering them to seek the best solution for management or treatment. 

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At the Ilanka Community Health Center, we offer a range a services for all ages.  From sports physicals to cancer screening, our care teams are committed to providing personalized quality health care to the Cordova Community.  

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ICHC offers in-house laboratory services. Please see our list of in-house labs offered at ICHC. 

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Our Indian Child Welfare Act worker is part of NVE’s social services and works closely to align Native interests with child safety.

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ICHC partners with The Eye Guys and the South Central Foundation for their optometry needs.  Find out how to make an appointment today.

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Ilanka Community Health Center uses a phone-based interpreter service.  These services are offered at no cost to the patients. 

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ENTERPRISE

Tribally owned since April 2016, the Native Village of Eyak publishes The Cordova Times print edition weekly on Fridays and serves digital readers with news seven days a week.

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The Native Village of Eyak purchased an LCM8 Landing Craft, the  Eyak One, to provide Marine Transport Services in Alaska. The Eyak One is a 76 foot landing craft with a 41 foot deck, a 40 ton capacity and two deck cranes capable of lifting 8,000 pounds.

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In fall of 2016 the Native Village of Eyak purchased the Prince William Sound Marina. This for-profit business allows NVE to help provide additional storage services for the community.

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Department of the

Environment and Natural Resources

The Office of the Environment works to protect the Native Village of Eyak’s traditional lands, manage subsistence resources for the tribe, and prevent, or mitigate, environmental damage.

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The people of Eyak have been stewards of this land for over 7,000 years and the Office of Natural Resources seeks to continue that tradition.

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DENR has expansive capacity to  mobilize and conduct high-quality research projects on any scale in Prince William Sound, the Copper River and the Copper River Delta.

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Tribal

Court

The NVE Tribal Court is committed to addressing issues in a way that promotes respect and healing. There are multiple forms of court available to meet the needs of different situations. 

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We can be even more successful when we work together. The Tribal Court has partnered with state agencies to develop diversion programs available to community members.

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Tribal

PUBLIC WORKS

The SBRA program provides assistance to Tribal Members of the Native Village of Eyak to help with housing costs while attending post-secondary education.

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Mini-grants provide assistance to Tribal Members of the Native Village of Eyak to help with housing efficiency upgrades.

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CULTURAL

Department

The Ilanka Cultural Center Museum preserves and exhibits a collection of prehistoric, historic and contemporary tribal artifacts focused on the Prince William Sound and Copper River Delta.   

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The gift shop will create a space for Native vendors, primarily local to Alaska, to showcase and sell their items. This entrepreneurial opportunity for the Native Village of Eyak supports the Ilanka Cultural Center’s mission of preserving and promoting our native culture, heritage and history.

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The Native Village of Eyak Tribal Library is located within the Ilanka Cultural Center. Our reference library is cataloged and searchable within the Cordova Public Library system and provides a space to read some books that offer a lot of interest to our tribal community.

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The Ilanka Cultural Center holds several annual cultural events focused on subsistence activities and cultural heritage.

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The Ilanka Cultural Center conducts regular classes to teach the Eyak and Sugcestun languages, as well as other cultural classes.

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The Ilanka Cultural Center supports various cultural activities, including the Native Youth Olympics, education scholarships and subsistence activities.

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Tribal

FOOD BANK

Due to COVID-19 we are not doing on-site distribution without an
appointment. Please call ahead to the Native Village of Eyak main line (907) 424-7738.

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Visit the Online Gift Shop

The Ilanka Cultural Center Gift Shop was created in 2004 to act as a Native marketplace to better the lives of the Native Village of Eyak community. The gift shop will create a space for Native vendors, primarily local to Alaska, to showcase and sell their items. This entrepreneurial opportunity for the Native Village of Eyak supports the Ilanka Cultural Center’s mission of preserving and promoting our native culture, heritage and history.

Our Gift Shop carries both locally made artwork as well as from other artists around the state, which include handcrafts, beaded and copper jewelry, fur teddy bears, ivory carvings, photographs, cards, salves sweatshirts, books and mugs.