March 1-April 14, 2020

Step to Be Tobacco Free Pedometer Challenge Logo Contest

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March 1-April 14, 2020

Step to Be Tobacco Free Pedometer Challenge Logo Contest

*All community members welcome to enter

*Logo must include the words "Step to Be Tobacco Free"

*Design should have a tobacco-free and Tribal t...

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April 10, 2020

Office Closed

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April 10, 2020

Office Closed

The office and Transit Service will be closed. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

May 22-25, 2020

Office Closed

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May 22-25, 2020

Office Closed

The office and Transit Service will be closed. We apologize for any inconvenience.  

July 3, 2020

Office Closed

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July 3, 2020

Office Closed

The office and Transit Service will be closed. We apologize for any inconvenience.  

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Event Cancellation

KIck Butts Day at the Movies, the April Council Meeting, and the Formline Design Class have been canceled due to COVID-19. 







April 2020

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2020 Elizabeth Peratrovich Day Celebration

Many gathered to make Elizabeth Peratrovich Day a success. We began with a parade through downtown Petersburg, followed by a rainbow to lift our spirits. The bulk of the event took place at the John Hanson Sr. Hall. There you could find food, song, dance, and celebration. We held this event to recognize Elizabeth Peratrovich, who got the ball rolling for Native Civil Rights, allowing many others help our people reach the goal of equality. 







February 2020

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Teen Ambassadors

Three Alaska Native youth in Petersburg have volunteered to be a YEAH Teen Ambassador! They trained with Charlie Ess from RurAL CAP and presented to their peers on the dangers of tobacco use, with a heavy emphasis on vaping. 


In an effort to have a tobacco-free Alaska, RurAL CAP staff support a statewide youth advocacy coalition called the Youth Encouraging Alaskans’ Health (YEAH) Teen Ambassadors. This group of youth leaders from across the state meet regularly using teleconferences, emails and social media to develop their work around tobacco prevention and advocacy at the local and statewide levels. 


Research has shown that engaging young people in tobacco control issues is a strategy in changing social norms and preventing the initiation of tobacco use. The YEAH Teen Ambassadors strive to educate the community on the impacts of tobacco, and support tobacco free areas. They empower their peers to make a difference in their communities. The coalition plans and then participates in two in-person trainings during the school year in addition to other opportunities for youth engagement such as the Elders and Youth Conference and the Alaska Association of Student Government (AASG) Conference. We empower youth to make a difference in their communities. Our coalition connects everyone toward the same cause: to make Alaska tobacco free.


February 2020

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PIA Basic Needs Project

Beginning on January 7, 2020, PIA will be offering essential items like diapers, soaps, deodorant, feminine hygiene products and more to our enrolled Tribal Members. For more information, call Tori at 772-3636 or visit the Tribal Services page on this website. 












January 2020

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Official 2020 Election Results

The results of the 2020 PIA Election was certified at the Council Meeting on January 13, 2020.














January 2020

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Great American Smokeout

Quitting smoking isn’t easy. It takes time. And a plan. You don’t have to stop smoking in one day. Start with day one. Let the Great American Smokeout event on November 21 be your day to start your journey toward a smoke-free life. You’ll be joining thousands of people who smoke across the country in taking an important step toward a healthier life and reducing your cancer risk.


PIA Tobacco Prevention and Control hosted an art contest with the theme: Day One.


Winners have been chosen as follows:


Cedar Helms

Serena Helms

Kristina Barkfelt


January 2020

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PIA Paratransit Van Begins Service on December 2, 2019

Call for a reservation 907-650-7788 *Passengers must call at least one day in advance to schedule rides.


Rides are available from 9:00am to 4:00pm, 7 days a week.


This van is available for senior citizens (60 Years or Older) and persons with disabilities. 


Service area between Sandy Beach Park and Scow Bay Loop Road.


Service is FREE to eligible passenger and caregiver!


Use the van to go to the doctor, grocery store, post office, bank and more!



November 2019

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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.