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Tlingit & Haida eNews - 1.22.19
2019 Native Issues Forum Series
Tlingit & Haida and Sealaska are pleased to co-host the 2019 Native Issues Forum series held every other week during the legislative session. All forums are open to the public and focus on a wide range of topics important to our community. If you aren’t able to attend in person, join us via live webcast at .

This year’s forums will kick off on January 23rd with a report from the Juneau Legislative Delegation – Senator Jesse Kiehl and Representatives Sara Hannan & Andi Story.

The forums run from noon to 1:00 PM at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall and include a free lunch provided by Smokehouse Catering. We hope you can join us in person or by webcast!

Native Issues Forum Dates:
January 23 February 4 February 20 March 6 March 20
Neighborhood Meeting Held on New Transitional Housing Program
Tlingit & Haida held a Neighborhood Meeting on January 9, 2019 at the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall in Juneau, Alaska to provide an opportunity for the general public to learn more about Tlingit & Haida’s new Yak’éiyi Kustí Yinaadei Hít reentry housing program. The event was well-attended and included presentations and a panel of representatives from Tlingit & Haida and the City & Borough of Juneau who answered questions from the public. The outcome of the neighborhood meeting was favorable with all comments indicating support for the project. 

Yak’éiyi Kustí Yinaadei Hít means “going towards the good life house” in Lingit and will be a reentry housing program to support citizens returning from incarceration with a supportive environment to ensure a successful reentry back into the community .

Over the last year, Tlingit & Haida’s Public Safety department has been working with community partners to develop the framework for the reentry housing program which will be modeled after a successful operating in the San Francisco area that uses employment, training and housing to produce an estimated 75-90% success rate in reentry.

The property identified for the project is located at 1255 W. 9th Street in Juneau, Alaska and will provide 16 sober-living beds in 8 units with a full-time manager on site.

Over the course of the next five months, Tlingit & Haida will focus on securing funding, partnerships and staffing for Yak’éiyi Kustí Yinaadei Hít. The Second Chance program is expected to have the housing program in operation by the summer of 2019.

For more information, contact Talia Eames at 907.463.7365 or
Sacred Groun ds Café Opens New Location at Sealaska Plaza
Tlingit & Haida’s Sacred Grounds Café is pleased to announce it has opened a third location in Juneau! The new coffee shop is located on the first floor of the Sealaska Plaza (One Sealaska Plaza, Juneau, Alaska).

The coffee shop is open Monday-Friday from 7 AM to 5 PM and is accepting orders for delivery within a two block radius of the coffee shop. To place your order for delivery, call 907.463.7772 and don’t forget to mention your government employment, military or senior citizen status for a discount.

For the latest promotions, make sure to check out Sacred Grounds Café on Facebook ( @SacredGroundsAK ).
VPSO Community Feedback Survey
The Village Public Safety Officer (VPSO) program is looking for feedback! The program would like to know what your expectations are for the VPSO’s in your community. This quick, 11-question survey is the perfect opportunity to have your voice heard and to help shape the future of VPSO/community relations moving forward.

New Session Dates for Fatherhood is Sacred Program®
There is no role in life more important than being a parent...The Fatherhood is Sacred® program invites all fathers to participate in their upcoming 12-week session that begins on January 17, 2019. The program brings fathers (married, widowed, single, or divorced) together to participate in fun activities and discussions designed to guide fathers raising children to develop the potential and attributes needed for success in life.

Dinner and child care are provided. For more information or to register, contact Justin McDonald at 907.463.7197 or .
Navigators Study Group
Looking to get your grades up or need some help studying? Tlingit & Haida's Navigators program is ready to help you buckle down and get the most out the remaining school year! Sessions are open to tribal citizen students 13-19 years of age. The study group will run from January 7 - May 22, 2019 and will be held every Monday & Wednesday from 5:00 - 6:30 PM at the Tribe’s Vocational Training & Resource Center (3239 Hospital Drive) in Juneau.

For more information on the Navigators program, call 907.463.7752 or email .
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