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Juneau Back to School Backpack Fair

Tlingit & Haida is hosting its Back to School Backpack Fair in Juneau, Alaska on Saturday, July 28, 2018. This annual event is just one way the Tribe can help ensure a great start to the school year for our tribal youth! In addition to giving away backpacks filled with general school supplies, the event will include snacks, door prizes, and a special presentation from a motivational speaker.

If you have a child in preschool or a student in kindergarten through 12th grade, please make sure to complete and submit the attached application by Friday, June 29, 2018 to receive a free backpack.

Application for Juneau Residents

All Alaska Native and American Indian youth are encouraged to apply. For more information, call 907.463.7158 or email Julie Chapman at jchapman@ccthita-nsn.gov.

Southeast Alaska Back-to-School Backpack Event

Tlingit & Haida is gearing up for its annual Southeast Alaska backpack event. Backpacks filled with school supplies will be distributed in all Southeast Alaska communities (except Metlakatla). If you reside in Tlingit & Haida’s service area and have a child in preschool or a student in kindergarten through 12th grade, please contact the organization listed by your community (see link below) to request an application.

Southeast Alaska Community Contact List for Backpack Event Application

For more information, call the number listed by your community (see link above) or email Julie Chapman at jchapman@ccthita-nsn.gov.

Motherhood Is Sacred

A new 12-week session of the Motherhood Is Sacred™ program began on April 2nd and will be held every Monday through June 18th, 2018. Each session is designed to strengthen families through guided discussions on responsible parenting and will explore topics on choice, wisdom, self-identity, and relationships.

To sign up for the program, contact Marianna Bethel at: 907.463.7161 or mbethel@ccthita-nsn.gov

Fatherhood Is Sacred

Please join Tlingit & Haida for its next 12-week session of the Fatherhood is Sacred® (FIS) program beginning April 26th at 5:30 PM at the TANF Office located (3075 Vintage Boulevard) in Juneau. The FIS program meets every Thursday (April 26-July 19) and brings fathers together for fun activities and discussions designed to guide them in teaching and raising children to develop the potential and attributes needed for success in life. Dinner and child care are provided. There is no role in life more important than being a parent so please join us!

For more information or to register, please contact Ian Petershoare at
ipetershoare@ccthita-nsn.gov or 907.463.7737.

Teen Speak Workshops

Tlingit & Haida’s Navigators program, in partnership with Possibilities for Change, is pleased to offer two Teen Speak Workshops – a parent focused workshop that provides guidance on how to have real talks with teens on difficult subjects. The workshops are free and open to all tribal citizen families. Attendees will complete online training modules (4 hrs.) and participate in two workshop sessions (2 hrs. each). For questions on the Teen Speak Workshops or Tlingit & Haida’s Navigators program, please call 907.463.7348 or email navigators@ccthita-nsn.gov.

Register Now (Deadline June 15th): www.surveymonkey.com/r/teenspeak2
Session 1: Monday, July 9, 2018 (5:30-7:30 PM)
Session 2: Monday, July 23, 2018 (5:30-7:30 PM)