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Tribal Family Services

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To report child abuse, call 1-800-478-4444 or email ReportChildAbuse@alaska.gov.

Contact Adult Protective Services at 1-800-478-9996 or complete the State of Alaska’s Report of Harm form

Contact the Elder Services Coordinator, Jackie Ladd, at elders@eyak-nsn.gov.  

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Tribal Family Services encompasses tribal members from all stages of life.  We provide programs to encourage healthy living and cultural connection. 

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Elder Services

The Elder Service Program assists and coordinates services and activities for Alaska Native and American Indian Elders (55 and older). These services provide a healthy lifestyle and encourage our elders and youth to interact and share our traditions, culture, and crafts across multiple generations.

For more information, please contact: 
Jackie Ladd, Elder Services Coordinator, 
elders@eyak-nsn.gov  

907-424-2230

Elder Services 

Collaborates with CCMC senior food and monthly gatherings.

Transportation for errands, grocery shopping, post office and events 

Provides limited homemaker and chore services.

Support and resources for elderly caregiving.

Weekly medication in med sets for homebound elders.

Health and wellness information provided monthly; as well as, home visits, phone calls and periodic well-being checkups.

A food cache for elders of traditional foods is distributed when available. 

This is provided on an as needed basis for local and out of town medical appointments.

Elder Activities 
  • Weekly Elder Sewing Circle each Tuesday at the Ilanka Cultural Center 
  • Monthly Elder Mug-ups, visit with friends and enjoy nutritional foods 
  • Elder/Youth summer activities to promote preservation of local traditions, knowledge, subsistence living, and cultural practices 
  • Sobriety Celebration Elder Hospitality room 
  • Attending the Elder/Youth Conference and AFN 
  • Collaboration with DENR Department for king salmon subsistence and educational opportunities for elder involvement with fishwheel activities
  • Thanksgiving turkey baskets & pie social 
  • Christmas gift cards 
Forms & Flyers

ICWA

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. The Tribal Council appoints the ICWA Coordinator as the legal representative for the tribe in ICWA cases. The Tribal Council decides all actions in ICWA cases. ICWA does not apply to child custody cases. 

For more information, please contact:
Linda Powell, ICWA Coordinator, icwa@eyak-nsn.gov

907-424-2227

What ICWA CAN Do
  • Conduct inquiries for OCS, DHS agencies for connection to the Tribe.
  • Intervene in Child In Need of Aid (CINA) cases.
  • Assist with OCS investigations.
  • Provide legal representation and attend all court hearings.
  • Assist all legal parties for the best interest of the child.
  • Help with resources.
  • Conduct diligent family searches.
  • Conduct on-going placement searches.
  • Provide resources for foster parents.
What ICWA CANNOT Do
  • Does not apply to child custody cases.
  • Does not take children out of parent’s custody.
Forms & Flyers

Family Program Services

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. 

For more information, please contact:
Jessica Weaver, Family Program Coordinator, nvefamilies@eyak-nsn.gov or nveyouth@eyak-nsn.gov

907-424-2246

Family Program Services 

Support and resources for families through monthly activities and quarterly events.

Certified car seat technician available for the community for proper car seat installation as needed. Car seat check-up events are held two times each year. 

Outreach to all families through various family program activities and monthly community wellness events. See Family Program Activities section on the right.

Offers traditional and cultural education and awareness, coordinates the Miqwanwasaq day camp in the summers, coordinates Peksulineq Culture week in Tatitlek applications, coordinates Nuuciq Spirit Camp yearly through Chugach Alaska Corporation, and helps facilitate the elementary school cultural week.

Manages the Tribal Youth Council that is designed for tribal members grades 7-12 to provide a collective voice and representation.

NVE offers eight $100 activity scholarships each year for tribal youth who have not yet graduated from high school. 

Collaboration with Ilanka Cultural Center and local agencies in order to coordinate family activities.

Family Program Activities 
  • Moms, Pops and Tots for children 0-4 held on Mondays from 10:00am to noon following the school year calendar.
  • Backpack Bash provides school supplies to all school-aged tribal members yearly.
  • Builder Buddies for K-8th Grade tribal members and their male parent or care-giver for monthly STEM projects.
  • Monthly community wellness events. Topics will be determined each month. 
  • After School Club offering cultural activities after school.
  • Car Seat Check-up Events twice yearly.
  • Tribal Youth Council meetings.
Forms & Flyers

TFS Advocacy

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.

For more information, please contact: 
Dania Neal, Tribal Family Services Advocacy Coordinator, tfsadvocacy@eyak-nsn.gov 

907-424-2232

TFS Advocacy Services 

Provide services to Alaska Native and American Indian victims of domestic violence. Collaborate with local resources and outside agencies. Provide support, resources, and advocacy for clients. 

Provide services to all children in the community who have experienced abuse, neglect or maltreatment. 

Provide forensic interviews and exams to community members who are victims of sexual assault over the age of 16 through a collaboration between Law Enforcement, Advocacy and Medical.

TFS Advocacy Activities
  • Outreach and education to the community.
  • Participation in the annual health fair and Sobriety Celebration.
  • Monthly awareness activities.
Forms & Flyers

FDPIR

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

For more information, please contact: 
Altana Hamilton, Health and Wellness Advocate, wellnessadvocate@eyak-nsn.gov

907-424-8260

FDPIR Eligibility

A household application for FDPIR is available in a few select Alaska tribal communities. Households can apply and be deemed income eligible on the same day they contact a tribal agency that administers the FDPIR program. To view a current list of active federally recognized tribes administering the FDPIR program in Alaska visit:

https://www.fns.usda.gov/fdpir/

Household members are NOT permitted to participate in both the Food Stamp Program and the Food Distribution Program at the same time.

  1. Download the application (link to PDF)
  2. Email completed application to Altana Hamilton, Health and Wellness Advocate, wellnessadvocate@eyak-nsn.gov
What Foods Does the Program Offer?

Each month income eligible households receive a food package to help them maintain a nutritionally balanced diet.

Participants may select from over 70 products including, but not limited to:

  • Fresh Produce
  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Canned meats, poultry, and fish
  • Canned soups and spaghetti sauce
  • Macaroni and cheese; pastas; cereals; rice; and other grains
  • Cheese; egg mix; and nonfat dry and evaporated milk
  • Flour; cornmeal; bakery mix; and reduced sodium crackers
  • Low-fat refried beans; dried beans; and dehydrated potatoes
  • Canned juices and dried fruit
Forms & Flyers

Health & Wellness Advocacy

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

For more information, please contact: 
Altana Hamilton, Health and Wellness Advocate, wellnessadvocate@eyak-nsn.gov

907-424-8260

Health & Wellness Advocacy Services

Provides care-coordination for tribal beneficiaries through ANMC travel and Medicaid Travel.

Matches clients and patients in financial need with appropriate agencies and assists with paperwork; includes Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, Medicare, Veterans Administration, BIA General Assistance, and State of Alaska Fee Agent.

Facilitates access to other community services. Partners with the Elder Coordinator on Title 6 programs. Manages FDPIR program. 

A resource for clients to voice concerns about services and needs; communicate the concerns to appropriate staff within the organization.

Health and Wellness Advocacy Activities
  • Participates in community wide activities such as the Health Fair and NVE hosted events.
  • Allocates monthly food distributions.
  • Extensive education and outreach to the community.
  • Assists clients with Open Medicare enrollment.
  • Advocacy for the Veteran’s Administration.
Forms & Flyers

Questions? Contact Tribal Family Services

PO Box 1388
110 Nicholoff Way
Cordova, Alaska 99574
MON-FRI 8:00 am - 5:00 pm