September 18th

JOM Parent Committee Meeting

5pm

PIA Conference Room

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September 18th

JOM Parent Committee Meeting

All are welcome to attend. 

5pm

PIA Conference Room

September 28th

1 Year Celebration of the Smokefree Workplace Law

12:30pm - 2:30pm

Parks and Rec Gymnasium

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September 28th

1 Year Celebration of the Smokefree Workplace Law

Join Tobacco Prevention and Control for this fun-filled family event! There will be bounce houses and games at no cost. 


We are also looking for volunteers for this event, so please email tpc@piatribal.org or call 772-3636 to volunteer!

12:30pm - 2:30pm

Parks and Rec Gymnasium

October 7th

Tribal Council Meeting

6pm - 8pm

PIA Conference Room

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October 7th

Tribal Council Meeting

Please join us for our monthly Council Meeting. All are welcome to attend!

6pm - 8pm

PIA Conference Room

October 14th

Office Closed

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October 14th

Office Closed

The office will be closed on Monday, October 14th in observance of Indigenous Peoples Day. We will reopen the following day, October 15th during normal business hours. 

October 18th

Office Closed

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October 18th

Office Closed

The office will be closed on Friday, October 18th in observance of Alaska Day. We will reopen the following Monday, October 21st during normal business hours.  

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Landless / Alaska Natives Without Land

Alaska Natives Without Land is an advocacy group dedicated to uniting the five Southeast communities left out of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA), for the purpose of restoring Alaska Native landownership rights to Haines, Ketchikan, Petersburg, Tenakee Springs and Wrangell. We are now united in spirit and in voice toward this effort.  


PIA would like to make this initiative known to our Tribal Community. 

Find out more about landless

PIA Welcomes the Arrival of New Mini-Bus

On September 4th, 2019, we welcomed the arrival of our new mini-bus. The plan is to start up a bus service this fall for our community members. The mini-bus holds ten people, with two spots for wheelchairs. The bus will provide free transportation for seniors 60 and over and people with disabilities. It will be a daily, door to door bus service to take people to places they need to go.


The transit program is estimated to cost about $100,000 a year to operate. Funding for this endeavor is through the Department of Transportation’s annual appropriations act (Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, FAST Act).


The bus is covered in art by local Native artist, Janine Gibbons. Each side of the bus is different, so be sure to check every angle! 


September, 2019

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Gunalchéesh

We would like to extend a large thank you to Adam and Evan Ware. Thank you for not only providing us with a seal for our 2019 Culture Camp and showing us how to process it, but speaking so fondly of Tlingit Culture and continuing to keep the culture alive.


Read more on KFSK:  https://www.kfsk.org/2019/08/19/petersburg-brothers-demonstrate-tlingit-way-of-processing-a-seal/?fbclid=IwAR1v5SLKm7HpnvuiJcPJuWmCGh2sG_n-ayUP74PNWmTRm3W2oMp9uL8ZYAo 


August 2019

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2019 Community Culture Camp

The 2019 Community Culture Camp has come to an end! Thank you to all who participated and volunteered your time!






August 2019

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4th of July

Our Tlingit culture was well represented at the 4th of July Parade! Thank you to the dancers and ANS!





July 2019

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Backpacks and School Supplies

The Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska will once again be distributing backpacks filled with starter school supplies in partnership with all Southeast Alaska Village Tribes prior to the 2019-2020 school year.

All Alaska Native/American Indian youth are encouraged to apply! Deadline: August 2, 2019


Please stop by PIA to fill out an application or call 772-3636 with any questions!


Distribution will be on August 15, 2019 at 6pm in the PIA Conference Room.


Eligibility: 

-Entering Pre-K to Grade 12

-Reside in community of Petersburg

-Alaska Native / American Indian



July 2019

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Ancient Hand Maul Found Near Sandy Beach

Chief of Police, Jim Kerr, presented an ancient hand maul to our Tribal Council at our June 2019 Council Meeting. Jim found the artifact on April 6th. He was on the beach and saw a strangely shaped rock sticking up out of the sand. Hand Mauls were used to install ancient fish traps. When Jim contacted PIA, he was adamant that this piece of our culture remain with our tribe. We would like to thank Jim for presenting this artifact and helping us preserve our culture.













June 2019

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Graduating Seniors Presented with their Shawls

Graduating seniors pose with their shawls provided by the Johnson O'Malley Program.
The shawls were made by Council Member, Maryann Rainey and presented to the seniors at a ceremony last week. Congratulations to all of the graduating seniors!


Pictured: Chad Lopez, George Skeek, Matthew Espeseth, Avery Hermann-Sakamoto, Avery Skeek, and Tayla Heppe.


May 2019

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PIA Welcomes a New Tribal Administrator

 We would like to introduce our new Tribal Administrator, Tracy Welch.


Tracy has been on the Tribal Council since the 2017 Election, and Tribal President since August of 2017. Tracy is proud to call herself a Turtle Mountain Chippewa. She is a licenced attorney in the state of Oregon. She received her undergrad education at The University of Notre Dame, and received her law degree at the University of Oregon. Tracy grew up in Petersburg, and has spent 28 years of her life commercial fishing.


We are very pleased to welcome her to the PIA Staff!













May 2019

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PIA Welcomes New Tribal Council President

 

We would like to congratulate Cris Morrison on becoming our new Tribal Council President. We look forward to her guidance and leadership in her new role. She has been a Council Member for two years. She is Tlingit and has been a Petersburg resident all her life. Cris and her husband have three children and three grandchildren who also reside in Petersburg. Her favorite time of the year is summer because she enjoys fishing for halibut, RV 'camping' out the road, and spending time at the family cabin with . . . FAMILY! 







May 2019

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Mural Restoration

This mural was created by Sam Wood, and restored by Janine Gibbons.
Restoration made possible by the Healthy is Here Grant from Searhc. The mural hangs on the side of the Alps building, a beautiful addition to downtown Petersburg.






May 2019

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Sign Unveiling for the John Hanson Hall

Many gathered to celebrate the Sign Unveiling for the John Hanson Sr. Community Hall during Mayfest weekend. The sign was made by the Petersburg High School shop class.

















May 2019

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A Visit from American Indian Comedian Tatanka Means

Award winning actor and comedian Tatanka Means visited Petersburg at the request of our JOM Program. He performed for the Middle School and once again for the community. He represents the Navajo, Oglala Lakota and Omaha Nations. 


















May 2019

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