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See MEETING, p. 5Walking the walkThe Tribal Council is pleased to announce that Dawn Nelson has accepted the position of Executive Director for Tribal Administration. Nelson accepted the position in 6HSWHPEHUDIWHUżOOLQJWKHUROHRQan interim basis since July.“I am honored to accept my new role as the Executive Director of Tribal Administration,” Nelson said. “I am excited about the possibilities I see ahead for the Tribe and look forward WRZRUNLQJwith the Tribal Council and our staff to make the possibilities a reality.”Nelson has been the Tribe’s Human Resources Director since $XJXVW,QWKDWSRVLWLRQVKHworked closely with past executive directors, the Tribal Council, the 7ULEDO(PSOR\PHQW5LJKWV2UGLPolinski takes reins of Health SystemKENAITZE INDIAN TRIBE NEWSLETTER Tribe sets course for coming yearHenu’ court celebrates żUVWJUDGXDWHV See NELSON p. 2The Tribal Council is pleased to announce that Julia Polinski has accepted the position of Executive Director of Health Systems. Polinski was hired in ODWH2FWREHUIn her new role, Polinski will oversee the Tribe’s health care operations. She will report to the new Health Board, which in turn reports to the Tribal Council. It took a lot of hard work, but (OL'DULHQDQG'DOH9DXJKQDUHZDONLQJRQWKHULJKWSDWKThe Henu’ Community Wellness &RXUWUHFRJQL]HGLWVżUVWJUDGXDWHVwith a celebration at Tyotkas Elder &HQWHULQ2FWREHU+HQXLVWKH'HQD¶LQDZRUGIRUDZLOOLQJQHVVWRZRUNDQGWKURXJKWKHLUKDUGZRUNparticipants in the joint-jurisdicWLRQFRXUWżQGWKHPVHOYHVRQWKHDJKHOLFKGDWO¶±ZDONLQJRQWKHULJKWSDWK“This has been an awesome experience. I wouldn’t trade it for DQ\WKLQJ´9DXJKQVDLGł«,WZDVDORWRIKDUGZRUNEXW,¶PVRJUDWHIXOIRUWKLVSURJUDP´Henu’ celebrated its second set RIJUDGXDWHVLQ1RYHPEHUZKHQShawna Taylor and Heather Arm-VWURQJRIżFLDOO\FRPSOHWHGWKHSURJUDP7RPDUNWKHLUJUDGXDWLRQ9DXJKQDQG'DULHQZHUHJLYHQnew names from Tribal Court &KLHI-XGJH6XVDQ:HOOVDarien received the name Biq’di k’edet, Dena’ina for “His heart Executive GLUHFWRUVKLUHG.HQDLW]H&KLHI-XGJH6XVDQ:HOOVULJKWSODFHVDFKLHI¶VQHFNODFHDURXQG(OL'DULHQ¶VQHFNDIWHU'DULHQD.HQDLW]H(OGHUJUDGXDWHGIURP+HQX¶&RPPXQLW\&RXUW-XGJH:HOOVMRNHGZLWK'DULHQWKDWWKHQHFNODFHGLGQRWPDNHKLPDFKLHI0DU\$QQ0LOOV-HQQLIHU6KRZDOWHUHRPDQDQG'LDQD=LUXOWDNHWKH2DWKRI2IżFHIURP3K\OOLV%RRNH\DIWHUWKH\ZHUHHOHFWHGWRWZR\HDUWHUPVRQWKH7ULEDO&RXQFLOGXULQJWKH$QQXDO*HQHUDOCouncil Meeting at the Dena’ina Wellness Center.Tribal Members re-elected two VLWWLQJ7ULEDO&RXQFLO0HPEHUVand elected a third candidate with SDVW7ULEDO&RXQFLOH[SHULHQFH2FWDWWKH$QQXDO*HQHUDO0HPEHUVKLS0HHWLQJIncumbents Diana Zirul and Jennifer Showalter Yeoman were re-elected to serve two-year terms on the Tribal Council. Tribal Members also elected Mary Ann Mills, DFXUUHQW7ULEDO&RXUW-XGJHDQGpast Tribal Council member, to a two-year term.0LOOVUHSODFHVORQJWLPH&RXQFLO0HPEHU-DPHV26HJXUD6UZKRreceived a warm ovation for his service after election results were announced.2IWKHQLQHFDQGLGDWHVRQWKHballot, Zirul received the most See HENU’, p. 4 Dawn Nelson Julia PolinskiSee POLINSKI, p. 21HOVRQWROHDG7ULEDO$GPLQLVWUDWLRQ 2THE COUNTING CORDNovember-December 2018 Tribal Member 6HUYLFHVLVVHHNLQJaddresses for the folORZLQJ7ULEDO0HPEHUVTo update your contact information, please call Jessica Crump at RUHPDLOMFUXPS#NHQDLW]HRUJAstad, SonyaBaldwin, AllanBaldwin, JonathonBaty, MaximillianBlatchford, JoelBliss, AmandaBocatch, Claude%ROLQJ$XWXPQ%ROLQJ6KDURQBoulette, CamrynBranson, EricaBrown, HunterBrown, JamesBrown, JordanBrown, KendalBrown, KesleyBrunni, RichardBusane, ManualBusane, Mariano%\URQ0DUJDUHWCampbell, Jennifer&DUORXJK0LFKDHO&DUORXJK:LOOLDPCarroll, Leila&KDIżQ.HQQHWK&KDIżQ0DULH&KDIżQ7LQDConnell, Nathanyl&RVWDQLRV+D]HOCross, JamesCross, James, Jr. &XQQLQJKDP0HJDQDarien, EdwardDarien-Hileman, LisaDavis, RebeccaDean, CliffordDean, Lisa'HLW]7UDF\Demidoff, EmelieDexter, ElsieDolchok, CliffordDolchok, MackEdelman, DrasannaEdelman, JayEdelman, Edwin, Jr.Edwards, CourtneyEdwards, JamieEdwards, Jarrod(QJHOVWDG'DYLG(QJODQG3DWULFLDFaucett, DanielForstner, Louis, VFrostad, BrianFrostad, ChristopherFrostad, Katheryn*DLQHV9LYLDQ*DUGQHU$PEHU*HLVHU7DQQHU*HVK(OLMDK*LEVRQ5HKGHU$PHH*UHHQ:LOOLDP*UHJRLUH0DWKHZ*URWKH&DPHURQ*URWKH*DUUHWW*XHQWKQHU/LQGDHansen, JosephHarker, SolariHartnett, DanielleHartnett, Nathaniel+DWżHOG6DPXHOHawley, EmilyHawley, PrestonHawley, PriscillaHawley, Sentilla+RDN9LUJLQLD+RO]ZDUWK'DYLGHuf, JessicaHuf, NatashaHuf, TaylorIvanoff, RaymondJackinsky, Naomi-HQQLQJV-D\Johansen, TamaraJohnson, AustinJohnson, RandeeJohnson, RyanJohnson, SarahJones, AlisonJones, JosephineJuliussen, Zane.HWDK(OL]DEHWKKidder, MarshallKidder, TravisKooly, Zachary/HFFHDUGRQH'RXJODVLecceardone, Henry/HVDPL]&LQG\Lewis, RyanLindstrom, Cherie/RQJRULD/\QGD/RUHQ]R$QWKRQ\Mack, Calvin0DKOH*HUDOG-U0DKOH*HUDOG6UMaupin, NadineMcCurdy, LaneMcCurdy, ShawnMesa, AnthonyMesa, VioletMiller, MikaylaMiller, NatashaMills, BrittneyMitchell, CaseyMueller, RichardMunson, KarinaMurphy, BrandiNorbett, Michael2OOHVWDG1DWKDQ2VNRONRII$OH[LV2VQHVV.D\OD2YHUVWUHHW:LOOLDPPetterson, DeloresPitto, Lucy3RDJH'HQ

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DOL3RDJH6QRZ\GHOPomeroy, JennaRamos, Analisa5DQGDOO5RJHURichardson, MilesRichardson-Card, AutumnRifredi, Christina5REHUWV*ULHURobison, DarickRouse, James, IIISacaloff, JonSacaloff, NickSanders, JamesSandoval, AlvaroSandoval, Veronica6FDJJV-DPHVScott, SarahSeibert, CarolSeibert, MichaelShepherd, KendraSloan, Lori6PDJJH-DPHVSmith, ElishaSmith, EricaSmith, ShannonSmyth, WinstonSniff, Connor6WRFNZHOO*HRUJHStratton, RubySwan, JonathanTanner, EmmaTaylor, JeffreyTaylor, JohnTilley, Crystal7ULJJ/RJDQ7ULJJ7DKDTweedy, Courtney:HEE0HJDQWilliams, RubyWilliams, ShyanneWilliford, NicoleWilson, BrandonWilson, StephanWolf, JoshuaWood, Norman, Jr.:ULJKW-HVVH:ULJKW1HVKRQLH:ULJKW1HOVRQ$O\VVDZajac, DevinDo you know these people? Help XVXSGDWHWKHLU7ULEDO0HPEHU6HUYLFHVDGGUHVVnance Commission, and the Poli-FLHV2UGLQDQFHVDQG3URFHGXUHVCommittee.She will continue to oversee the Tribe’s Human Resources depart-ment until a new director has been hired. 1HOVRQEULQJVZLWKKHUPRUHWKDQa decade of experience in the health care industry and business administration. She has been a valuable member of the Tribe’s leadership team and has worked hard to develop the relationships that will make KHUDVWURQJ([HFXWLYH'LUHFWRURITribal Administration. 3ULRUWRFRPLQJWRWKH7ULEHNelson oversaw Human Resources departments for health care facil-LWLHVLQ:\RPLQJDQG&RORUDGRShe also has experience as a small business owner.1HOVRQVDLGPRYLQJEDFNWR$ODVNDLQKDVDOORZHGKHUWRbe closer to her family in Anchor-DJHDQG6ROGRWQD/LYLQJLQWKHcentral Kenai Peninsula provides plenty of inspiration, she said. “I have the opportunity to live in an area where the natural beauty of WKHVXUURXQGLQJODQGVFDSHLQVSLUHVżVKLQJKXQWLQJJDUGHQLQJDQGDUWZKLFKDUHDOOWKLQJVP\IDPLO\loves to do,” Nelson said. “I have always been inspired by Alaskans, and have found the people to be YHU\IULHQGO\DQGDOZD\VZLOOLQJto lend a hand in support of one another.”$PRQJRWKHUSULRULWLHV1HOVRQZLOOEHZRUNLQJZLWK&RXQFLORQtheir initiative to provide educa-WLRQWUDLQLQJDQGHPSOR\PHQWopportunities for Tribal Members. NELSON, FROM P. 1POLINSKI, FROM P. 16DPXHO6FKLPPHOD.HQDLW]HIndian Tribe Member, has received DRXWK5HFRJQLWLRQ$ZDUGIURP&RRN,QOHW5HJLRQ,QF6FKLPPHODżUVW\HDUVWXGHQWDWStanford University in California, splits his time between Alaska and :DVKLQJWRQ+HOHDUQHGWUDGLWLRQDOsubsistence techniques from his IDPLO\DWD\RXQJDJH7KHVWUHQJWKof his cultural identity helped him DGDSWWRFKDOOHQJLQJFLUFXPVWDQFHVand prompted him to advocate for FRXQWHUDFWLQJWKHHIIHFWVRILQWHUJHQHUDWLRQDOWUDXPDVXFKDVVXLFLGHDQGVXEVWDQFHDEXVHE\UHLQIRUFLQJfamily and community bonds and SUHVHUYLQJ1DWLYHODQGVFXOWXUHVand traditions.Schimmel has served as an LQWHUQIRU$ODVND¶V&RQJUHVVLRQDOGHOHJDWLRQD\RXWKUHSUHVHQWDtive at the Alaska Federation of Natives convention, and a youth SDQHOLVWIRUWKH:HVWHUQ5HJLRQ*HQHUDWLRQ,QGLJHQRXVRXWKConference, where he joined Sen. /LVD0XUNRZVNLLQVLJQLQJDELOOto create a commission for Alaska Native children.Schimmel has been active in LPSURYLQJWKHKHDOWKVDIHW\DQGZHOOEHLQJRI1DWLYH\RXWKDQGZDVVHOHFWHGDVRQHRIżYH\RXWKfrom across the country named to the Center for Native American RXWK¶VFODVVRI&KDPSLRQVIRU&KDQJH6FKLPPHO¶VFRQFHUQDERXWWKHHIIHFWVRIFOLPDWHFKDQJHon Arctic communities and subsistence lifestyles led him to work on a Smithsonian Institution research project for St. Lawrence Island and PHHWZLWK866HFUHWDU\RI$JULculture Tom Vilsack to advocate for JRYHUQPHQWVXSSRUWGXULQJVXEVLVWHQFHHPHUJHQFLHV6FKLPPHODOVRZDVDSSRLQWHGWR*RY%LOO:DONHU¶VClimate Leadership Team and was VHOHFWHGDVD\RXWKGHOHJDWHWRWKHTribal Nations Conference. Sam SchimmelSchimmel receives CIRI Youth $ZDUGPolinski also will handle the Primary Care Director duties on an interim basis while recruitment to żOOWKDWSRVLWLRQFRQWLQXHV“I’m driven to improve the qual-ity of care and customer service ZKLOHEHLQJVHQVLWLYHDQGFRPSDVsionate to the needs of the commu-nity that we serve,” Polinski said.Polinski comes to the Tribe with \HDUVRIH[SHULHQFHLQKHDOWKFDUHWKHSDVWLQOHDGHUVKLSpositions. Most recently, she was WKH3UDFWLFH0DQDJHUDQG3URMHFW0DQDJHUDW%D\KHDOWK0HGLFDOCenter in Dover, Delaware, where, she planned, coordinated, direct-ed and supervised all elements of seven medical facilities and prac-WLFHVZLWKPRUHWKDQSURYLGHUVDQGRYHUHPSOR\HHVPolinski said she’s excited to join the Tribe’s health care system, ZKLFKKDVJDUQHUHGQDWLRQDODWWHQtion. She said she thinks her past experience and her perseverance to VXFFHHGZLOOPDNHKHUJRRGżWIRUWKH.HQDLW]H,QGLDQ7ULEHDQGWKHDena’ina Wellness Center.Polinski is familiar with the .HQDL3HQLQVXODKDYLQJVSHQWtime here when her husband was VWDWLRQHGLQ$QFKRUDJH6KHHDUQHGEDFKHORU¶VGHJUHHVLQ%LRORJLFDOSciences and Natural Sciences from the University of Alaska $QFKRUDJHDQGDPDVWHU¶VGHJUHHin Health Care Administration IURP.LQJ¶V&ROOHJHLQ3HQQV\OYDnia.In addition to the opportunity to work with the Tribe, Polinski also was attracted to the quality of life the Kenai Peninsula offers.ł,ORYHżVKLQJ,

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ternship at the Early &KLOGKRRG&HQWHU%\ZRUNLQJZLWKVHYHUDO7ULEDOSURJUDPVLQterns are able to work in a number RIGLIIHUHQWVHWWLQJVWhile in Tribal Member Services, she said she spent a ORWRIWLPHżOLQJSDSHUZRUN%XWVKHDOVRJDLQHGDQHZVNLOO˛DQVZHULQJWKHSKRQHLQDEXV\department.“I had to answer a lot of calls,” Juliussen said.Juliussen said she’s shy, so OHDUQLQJSKRQHVNLOOVZDVDFKDOOHQJH%XWLWDOVRVKRZHGKHUthe importance of the department ˛PDQ\FDOOHUVVKHVDLGZHUH7ULEDO0HPEHUVFDOOLQJWRXSGDWHtheir addresses.:KLOHWKH'DJJH\LSURJUDPprovides interns with valuable workplace experience, they also ZRUNRQVHWWLQJJRDOVIRUWKHLUfuture.Since school started in late $XJXVW-XOLXVVHQVDLGVKH¶VEHHQPHHWLQJZLWK'DJJH\L,QWHUQ6Xpervisor Misty Klodt about once a week.ł:HJRRYHUJRDOVDQGWKLQJVI’ve done in the department I’m ZRUNLQJLQ´-XOLXVVHQVDLG,QIDFWJRDOVHWWLQJPHQWRUship and support are important FRPSRQHQWVRIWKH'DJJH\LH[SHrience. ł,PDNHVRPH JRDOV DQGWKHQI set new ones,” Juliussen said.Discussions also include homework and academics, as well as JRDOVIRUWKLQJV-XOLXVVHQZRXOGlike to accomplish outside of school.At the Early Childhood Center, -XOLXVVHQZLOOEHKHOSLQJZLWKWKHDIWHUVFKRROSURJUDP6KH¶OOEHVHUYLQJXSVQDFNVVXSHUYLVLQJSOD\DQGKHOSLQJVWXGHQWVZLWKWKHLUKRPHZRUN˛PRVWO\UHDGLQJVKHVDLGJuliussen has participated in RWKHU7ULEDOSURJUDPV6KH¶VDWWHQGHGDDJKDQHQRXWK3URJUDPFDPSDQGGRQHVRPH1DWLYHRXWK2O\PSLFVDQG-DELOD¶LQD'DQFH*URXS7KH'DJJH\LSURJUDPLVRSHQWR\RXWKDJHVWR2SHQLQJDUHSRVWHGDWWKH&DUHHUVSDJHRQthe Tribe’s website, and prospective interns follow an application process, just as they would for other positions.'DJJH\LSDUWLFLSDQWVKDYHSXUVXHGFROOHJHDVZHOODVFDUHHUWUDLQLQJWKURXJKWKHLULQWHUQVKLSV-XOLXVVHQVDLGVKH¶VWKLQNLQJDERXWFROOHJHEXWKHULQWHUQVKLShas also shown her there are other options.ł,W¶VJLYHQPHPRUHLGHDVto think about my future, and what field I want to work in,” Juliussen said. Cheyenne Juliussen is learning career skills in the Tribe’s Daggeyi internship program. Daggeyi program SURYLGHVcareer skillsKDYLQJWKDWEUHDNZLWKDNLQGteacher in their day,” Spinka said. ł«&DQRQKHOLNHV DGXOWV DQ\way, but if they weren’t as warm DQGFDULQJKHZRXOGQ¶WZDQWWREHWKHUH,W¶VGHżQLWHO\PHDQWDORWWRthem.”:RRGKHDGVDLGEXLOGLQJWKDWtype of relationship is one of the JRDOVRIWKHSURJUDPł:KHQWKH\DVNNLGVWKDWJUDGXDWHDERXWWKHWKLQJVWKDWKHOSHGVRPHWLPHVLW¶VMXVWRQHVLQJOHperson. If one of these tutors can be that person, then it’s a success,” Woodhead said. School district partnershipWoodhead said the district ini-tially approached the Tribe about SDUWQHULQJIRUWKHJUDQW7KHVFKRROGLVWULFWGRHVQ¶WKDYHLWVRZQJUDQWwriter, so it seeks out partnerships where it sees a need. )RUWKH1&3JUDQWWKHIRFXVwas on sites that did not have sup-port from Title VI Indian Educa-WLRQSURJUDPV7KHLQLWLDOJUDQWwas for tutors at Kenai Middle, Ninilchik, Homer Middle and Seward Middle schools, but the JUDQWZDVODWHUDPHQGHGWRPRYHa positon from Seward Middle to provide a second position at Kenai Middle, which has one of the ODUJHVW$ODVND1DWLYHSRSXODWLRQVin the district.2QHRIWKHJUDQWREMHFWLYHV±DQGRQHRIWKHSURJUDP¶VHDUO\VXFFHVVHV±KDVEHHQWRFROODERUDWHZLWKthe school district so that partici-SDQWVLQ7ULEDOSURJUDPVFDQHDUQKLJKVFKRROFUHGLW%\FRPSOHWLQJcertain requirements, such as turn-LQJLQDżQDOSURMHFWDQGFRPSOHWLQJDZRUNERRNSDUWLFLSDQWVLQWKHConstruction Academy, Senior Fish Camp and Moose Camp can earn a half credit for an elective. Work is LQSURJUHVVWRDFFUHGLWWKH6XVWHQ$UFKDHRORJ\&DPSDVZHOOł,W¶VDELJGHDOWKDWDNLGFDQJRWR0RRVH&DPSRUDNLGFDQJRWRFish Camp, or to Susten Camp, and if they want to, earn a half credit,” .QLJKWVDLGł«5HFRJQL]LQJWKDWRXUSURJUDPVPHHWWKHVWDQGDUGVfor the state and school district to JHWWKDWFUHGLW,WKLQNLVVLJQLIicant. It lays the foundation for JHWWLQJFUHGLWIRURWKHUWKLQJVZHGRLQRXUSURJUDPV´,QDGGLWLRQWRWKHGUXPEXLOGLQJworkshop, there already have been DQXPEHURIIDPLO\QLJKWDFWLYLWLHVZLWKWKHJRDORIKRVWLQJRQHHDFKmonth. In September, the Na-tive Pride Dancers visited Kenai, Ninilchik, Homer and Seldovia. Nicole Johnston, Alaska’s Native RXWK2O\PSLFVKHDGRIżFLDOFRQducted workshops at Kenai Middle and Ninilchik, activities that have FDXJKWRQZLWKWKH.HQDL0LGGOHSchool physical education classes.“It opens the eyes of students DERXWZK\WKHVHJDPHVKDSSHQHGDQGDUHVWLOOKDSSHQLQJWKHKLVWRU\behind them, and the values behind WKHP7KHVHDUHJDPHVWKDWKDYHbeen around for hundreds, if not WKRXVDQGVRI\HDUV´.QLJKWVDLG7KH7ULEH¶VLQLKXJKHOWDQLSURJUDPKDVGRQHVXL

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FLGHDZDUHQHVVand prevention workshops, and WKHSURJUDPDOVRVSRQVRUHGDGD\WULSWRWKH$ODVND1DWLYH+HULWDJH&HQWHULQ$QFKRUDJHAt Kenai Mid-dle, Jones and Verkuilen recruited Spinka’s mother, Cecelia Richard, to GRDEHDGLQJZRUNshop for students. Participants in the workshop were mostly Alaska Native students.ł7KDWWKH\JRWto do that with my mom was awe-VRPHDQGGRLQJWKDWDVDIDPLO\was awesome,” Spinka said..QLJKWVDLGWKHDFWLYLWLHVSURYLGHDQRSSRUWXQLW\WRORRNDWWKLQJVfrom a Native perspective.ł:H¶UHGHDOLQJZLWKWKHWKLQJVwe all deal with, but in a very 1DWLYHZD\´.QLJKWVDLG$WWKHGUXPEXLOGLQJZRUNVKRSLWZDVDVHULHVRIJURXSHIIRUWVas each student completed their LQVWUXPHQW2QHVHWRIKDQGVheld skin or sinew in place, while DQRWKHUFXWRUWLJKWHQHGRUWLHGSpinka was pleased to see students HQJDJHGZLWKWKHSURMHFWDQGZLWKtheir families.ł,W¶VKXJH´VKHVDLGł,WKLQNWKDWfor these kids, it’s a really positive time for them.” %UHQGD%ODQNHQVKLSKHOSVKHUVRQ'DQLHOZHEDGUXPDV'DQLHO¶VVLVWHU%ULDQQDZRUNVRQKHUGUXPDRUM, FROM P. 6 8THE COUNTING CORDNovember-December 2018 :LWKDSUD\HUVRQJPXVLFDQGcookies, the new Early Head Start VSDFHZDVGHGLFDWHGGXULQJDUHFHQWJDWKHULQJ“We’re so excited to start this much-awaited opportunity. To be able to move into this beautiful IDFLOLW\LW¶VEUHDWKWDNLQJ´VDLG'Lane Bernard, the Early Head Start coordinator.7KH(DUO\+HDG6WDUWSURJUDPpart of the Tribe’s Early Childhood &HQWHUVHUYHVSUHJQDQWPRWKHUVinfants and toddlers from birth to DJH7KHSURJUDPLVKRPHEDVHGand home-visit teams work with IDPLOLHVWREXLOGOHDUQLQJVNLOOVDQGGHVLJQOHDUQLQJSODQVWDLORUHGWReach child’s needs.“It is our vision that by empow-HULQJSDUHQWVDVHGXFDWRUVLWZLOOin turn create resilience in our chil-dren, promote the development of Tribal culture, and build a self-suf-żFLHQW\HWFRQQHFWHGFRPPXQLW\´Bernard said.The new space to house the (DUO\+HDG6WDUWSURJUDPLVLQWKHbasement of the Na’ini Family and 6RFLDO6HUYLFHVEXLOGLQJRQWKHDena’ina Wellness Center campus. Katie Watkins, Family and So-cial Services Director, described WKHROGEDVHPHQWDVDłGXQJHRQ´and credited Royal Brown, Procurement 0DQDJHUDVZHOODVArchitectural Drafter .LPEHU*UDKDPDQGcontractor Marvin Schrock for transIRUPLQJLWLQWRDQRSHQLQYLWLQJVSDFH“What we ultimately wanted was that the people who come in here will know that there’s love and there’s comfort and there’s really nice VWXII±DQGWKH\¶UHGHVHUYLQJRILWDQGLW¶VZKDWWKH\VKRXOGH[SHFWHYHU\ZKHUHWKH\JR´Watkins said. “Some of the people who come in here are in some very GLIżFXOWSODFHVLQWKHLUOLYHVDQGso we wanted them to have the best they can.”The new space includes a recep-WLRQDQGZRUNDUHDRIżFHVSDFHand a fellowship room. There are a number of custom touches, such DVDEXLOWLQFKDQJLQJWDEOHLQWKHUHVWURRPDQGVKHOYLQJDQGZRRGaccents made with reclaimed wood from the old Libby, McNeill and Libby cannery.“What I always like about pro-jects is, is it what you wanted it to EHZKHQ\RX¶UHGRQH"´%URZQVDLG“A lot of times with construction projects, it’s not. There’s a lot of FRPSURPLVHDORQJWKHZD\7KHUH¶VWKLQJVWKDW\RXGLVFRYHUWKDW\RXreally can’t do.“I think this is exactly what we wanted it to be, down to every little GHWDLO:H¶OOEHXVLQJWKLVIDFLOLW\LQWKLVZD\IRUDORQJWLPH$ORWRIwhat we built in to this has a lot of symbolism for the Tribe.”The dedication ceremony opened ZLWKDSUD\HUGUXPPLQJDQGVRQJIURP*HRUJH+ROO\IROORZHGE\UHmarks from Bernard, Watkins and Brown. Violinist Eddie Lee pro-YLGHGDUHQGLWLRQRIł0LQXHWLQ*major” to close out the festivities.Council Vice-Chairperson Ber-nadine Atchison noted the Tribe’s commitment to early education.“We truly believe for our chil-dren to succeed in the future, we need to start before they’re even born,” Atchison said.Early Head Start accepts ap-plications year-round. For more LQIRUPDWLRQDERXWWKHSURJUDPcall the Early Childhood Center at RUYLVLWKWWSVZZZNHQDLW]HRUJSURJUDPVHDUO\FKLOGhood-center. New program moves into new homeWell-known activist Winona LaDuke visited with the Tribe on DUHFHQW6DWXUGD\HQMR\LQJDSRWOXFNOXQFKDW7\RWNDVEHIRUHJLYLQJa presentation at Kenai Peninsula &ROOHJH/D'XNHZDVYLVLWLQJ$ODVNDto participate in the University RI$ODVND$QFKRUDJH¶V'LIżFXOW'LDORJXHVSURJUDP/D'XNHJDYHfour workshops and a presentation RQFOLPDWHFKDQJHDQGUHVLOLHQFHAs part of a collaboration between the university and the Municipality RI$QFKRUDJH/D'XNHYLVLWHGZLWKUA faculty and city staff.As an economist, LaDuke said she is interested in what a commu-QLW\ZLOOORRNOLNHRU\HDUVdown the road. “I’m interested in self-reliant economics,” LaDuke said. “I’m LQWHUHVWHGLQKRZFOLPDWHFKDQJHQHHGVWREHżJXUHGLQDV\RXPDNHyour plan. I’ve worked in a number of communities, so most of what ,DPWDONLQJDERXWLVH[DPSOHVRIadaptation and economic transi-WLRQPRYLQJWRZDUGDSRVWSHWUROHXPHFRQRP\±ZKLFK,NQRZLVDQDZNZDUGWKLQJWRVD\LQ$ODVND´LaDuke said it’s important for FRPPXQLWLHVWRHQJDJHLQD

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