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Tlingit & Haida eNews 07.22.20
News in this Edition...
  • CARES Act Small Business Grant Application Notice
  • Q2 Newsletter Available Online
  • Youth Commission Application Notice
Upcoming Virtual Events
  • Neighborhood Meetings on Transitional Housing Projects
  • Lunchtime Chats with Tlingit & Haida (Topic: CARES Act Relief Funds)
  • Navigators Virtual Adulting Course
  • #OldWaysSummerDays Challenge
  • Virtual Scholarship Workshop
CARES Act Small Business Grant Application Notice
Tlingit & Haida is now accepting applications for the CARES Act Small Business Grant program. Tribal citizens who are small business owners and have been impacted by COVID-19 are eligible to apply for up to $5,000. All applications will be processed in the order received.

Funds must be expended in compliance with federal law and used by the applicant only to pay for COVID-19 emergency-related expenses (i.e. rent or mortgage payments, utility costs, payroll and personal protective equipment necessary for the business). Only those eligible expenses incurred subsequent to March 11, 2020, or reasonably expected to be incurred by December 30, 2020 are eligible.

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Must be a U.S. citizen and an enrolled tribal citizen of Tlingit & Haida.
  • Must be 50% owner of a small business.
  • Must have 50 employees or less.

How to Apply:

For questions regarding the CARES Small Business Grant, contact Business & Economic Development Coordinator Mario Fulmer at or 907.463.7107.
Q2 Newsletter Available Online
Tlingit & Haida’s 2nd Quarter 2020 edition of the Tribal News newsletter is now available online! For recent news on Tlingit & Haida's government, administrative, and program activities, check it out at

Here are just a few highlights of what's inside:
  • Virtual President’s Award Ceremony
  • 85th Annual Tribal Assembly Notice
  • Alumni Scholarship Application Period Opens
  • Phytoplankton Monitoring & Shellfish Sampling
  • Tlingit & Haida Youth Commission Established
  • #OldWaysSummerDays Challenge
  • IAK Receives Honorable Mention from NPR
  • Enrollment Committee Meets Virtually
  • NAGPRA Grant Awarded
Youth Commission Application Notice
Tlingit & Haida is accepting applications from tribal citizen youth who are interested in joining the Tribe’s newly established Youth Commission. Up to three representatives per Tlingit & Haida community shall be appointed by the Tlingit & Haida President to serve a two-year term on the Youth Commission.

The Youth Commission will function as a working body of Tlingit & Haida and provides an opportunity for youth to develop leadership skills and learn about Tlingit & Haida’s governing structure, parliamentary procedures, resolution drafting and effective tools for advocacy.

Eligibility Requirements:
  • Must be an enrolled tribal citizen of Tlingit & Haida.
  • Must be between the ages of 15-27.

How to Apply:

Application Deadline: September 18, 2020
Upcoming Virtual Events
Neighborhood Meetings on Transitional Housing Projects
Allen Court Neighborhood Meeting
Date: July 22, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM
Zoom: (Meeting ID: 938 6257 8816)
Alaway Ave. Neighborhood Meeting
Date: July 23, 2020
Time: 6:00 PM
Zoom: (Meeting ID: 945 2839 7989)
Tlingit & Haida has designed projects on Allen Court and Alaway Avenue to provide housing for formerly incarcerated individuals who are at a higher risk of becoming homeless. Providing housing and supportive services for the reentry population keeps them out of congregate shelters where social distancing is difficult and mitigates the spread of COVID-19.

Join us for our neighborhood meetings to learn more about these projects, ask questions and provide comment.

For more information, contact Housing & Reentry Coordinator Natasha McClanahan at or 907.723.5737.
Lunchtime Chats with Tlingit & Haida (Topic: CARES Act Relief Funds)
Date: Thursday, July 23, 2020
Time: Noon – 1 PM (AKST)
Topic: CARES Act Relief Funds
Location: Facebook Live Event ( )

Join us on Facebook for a Lunchtime Chat on Tlingit & Haida's CARES Act Relief Funds!

The Lunchtime Chats are a Facebook Live event so if you follow our page, you'll receive a notice that Tlingit & Haida is holding a Facebook Live event as soon as we start. You can also just go to our Facebook page at noon and the live event will be at the top of our timeline.
The weekly chats are hosted by President Richard Chalyee Éesh Peterson on Tlingit & Haida’s Facebook page as an opportunity to share information with tribal citizens on Tlingit & Haida’s recent and upcoming activities, programs and services. Each chat will include a Q&A period and close with a random door prize drawing.
If you are unable to join us online, each session will be recorded and posted to Tlingit & Haida’s YouTube channel .
Navigators Virtual Adulting Course
Dates: August 17 - September 24, 2020
Time: 4:30 PM – 6 PM (AKST)

If you’re between the ages of 16-24 and interested in learning important adulting skills such as budgeting, money & time management, housing and much more, make sure to register for Navigators’ Virtual Adulting Course to receive your Zoom link to attend classes. Classes are held every Monday and Wednesday August 17th through September 24th.

Note: You are welcome to attend one or all classes. The classes build on each other, so you’ll learn more with each class you attend. You’ll also have an opportunity to win great door prizes at each class you attend and a grand prize valued at $1,100!

For more information, call 907.463.7752 or email .
#OldWaysSummerDays Challenge
Are you ready for a challenge? Enter into our #OldWaysSummerDays Challenge for a chance to win some great prizes:
  • 1st: 13” Macbook Pro
  • 2nd: 11” iPad Pro w/Keyboard
  • 3rd: 13” Google Pixelbook Go
  • 4th: 13” Google Pixelbook Go
  • 5th: GoPro Hero 8 Black Bundle
  • 6th-10th: $100 Visa Gift Card

Here's the Scoop:
  • Tribal youth must be between the ages of 12-27.
  • Participate in a traditional activity (fishing, berry picking, beading, formline, dancing, etc.) and post a picture of the activity on social media using hashtag #OldWaysSummerDays (Note: Post settings on social media must be set to "public").
  • Each time a youth uses the hashtag, they’ll be entered into the drawing (maximum entries 10).
  • Parents will need to complete a media consent form for all youth that are under 18 years of age.

Deadline to enter is September 18, 2020.
Virtual Scholarship Workshop
Date:  Friday, September 11, 2020 Time:  1:00 – 3:30 PM

Tlingit & Haida’s Navigators program invites tribal citizens (up to 24 years of age) to their upcoming Virtual Scholarship Workshop! 

The scholarship workshop will cover the scholarship and FASFA application
process, help students identify and apply for scholarships, and provide writing
assistance for cover letters and essays. Participants will receive a variety of scholarship applications to complete during the workshop. Register today! 

Note: Please make sure to have your admission/acceptance letter(s) and 2019 taxes (or your parents 2019 taxes if dependent).
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