Upcoming Events

6/22/2019

Cigarette Butt Pickup

2pm - 3pm

John Hanson Hall

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6/22/2019

Cigarette Butt Pickup

The PIA Tobacco Prevention and Control program will be having monthly cigarette butt pickups. Join us Saturday, May 25th at 2pm. We will be meeting at the John Hanson Sr. Hall, formerly ANB Hall.  

2pm - 3pm

John Hanson Hall

8/8/2019-8/11/2019

Youth Culture Camp (3yr-12th Grade)

All day

Location Varies

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8/8/2019-8/11/2019

Youth Culture Camp (3yr-12th Grade)

All youth are welcome to attend, but there will be priority for JOM students. Registration forms are available at the PIA Office. There is limited space and supplies, so please register by July 8, 2019. Join us as we learn about our elders way of passage! Activites will include but not be limited to: traditional technology, survival, traditional spirituality, song, dance, and language. Ages 6 and under will need a parent/chaperone present. Contact Guylynn Etcher at 772-3636 for more information. 

All day

Location Varies

8/17/2019-8/21/2019

Culture Camp/Office Island (5th-12th Grade)

All day

Location Varies

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8/17/2019-8/21/2019

Culture Camp/Office Island (5th-12th Grade)

All youth are welcome to attend, but there will be priority for JOM students. Registration forms are available at the PIA Office. There is limited space and supplies, so please register by July 8, 2019. Join us as we learn about our elders way of passage! Activites will include but not be limited to: traditional technology, survival, traditional spirituality, song, dance, and language. Contact Guylynn Etcher at 772-3636 for more information. 

All day

Location Varies

7/1/2019

Tribal Council Meeting

6pm

PIA Conference Room

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7/1/2019

Tribal Council Meeting

This is our monthly public meeting. All community members are welcome to attend. 

6pm

PIA Conference Room

PIA NEWS

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.

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JOM 50/50 Raffle

The Johnson O'Malley Program is holding a 50/50 raffle! Tickets are $5.00, and drawing will be held after 400 tickets are sold for a grand prize of $1,000!


Tickets are available for purchase at Glacier Express or call 907-518-0198.

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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.

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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!

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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 over a year. 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! 

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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.

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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.

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