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SHOONAQ' PICHIM SHTOON PUGOOT We, the Tribe of Kodiak, do things our way Summer 1993

Volume S Number 5

路---------------------------------------------------------URGENT TO ALL SEAOTTER HUNTERS, ARTISTS, AND CRAFTS PEOPLE The Alaska Sea Otter Commission urges sea otter hunters to take only what you need for personal subsistence or handicraft uses. Although the right to harvest sea otters and make and sell authentic handicrafts was recently won in federal court, the fight is not yet over.

handicraft purposes. Finally, remember, it is ILLEGAL to sell pelts to anyone except for other Alaska Natives or registered tanneries for resale or trade to Alaska Natives. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT KODIAK TRIBAL COUNCIL OR THE ALASKA SEA OTTER COMMISSION AT 907/479-4362

The Marine Mammal Protection Act will be re-authorized this spring by the U.S. Congress . During this process, some animal rights groups may try to limit the ability of Alaska Natives to harvest sea otters and to control their own harvest practices.

By Margaret Roberts, President

The Alaska Sea Otter Commission, together with other statewide Alaska Native organizations, is fighting to preserve the rights of Alaska Natives . But we cannot do this with out your help! During the re-authorization process, all eyes will be on sea otter hunters . During this time, the Alaska Sea Otter Commission request that people harve st only what they need for their own subsistence and/or handicraft use. The ASOC is in the process o!: developing regional sea otter management plans together with coastal Native communities. These plans will help demonstrate the responsib1lity of Alaska Natives to manage their own harvests. With out this plan in place, animal rights groups will continue to call for greater controls on harvests.

SOUVENIRS FROM USSR DONATED TO KTC The Community Enterprise Developmen: Corporation donat e d so~venirs from the USSR which they obtc.inec through their Magadan/Alaska ProJect. The Triba :.. Council is off ring for s a ~e in th e K.AD Tour J: "' rfcr:nance Matryu s i芦: a Stackin9 Doll s , key c~air., p ~ nd a r.t s and earrings. Thank You CEDC

The plans will be developed in pha s e s , depending on which region you live in. It is tentatively planned to start working in the Kodiak Region this winter or spring. Until these plans are complete the ASOC urges all sea otter hunters to harvest only what you need for your personal use for subsistence or

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::::::::KODIAK TRIBAL COUNCIL ENROLLMENT INFORMATION::::::: WHAT ENROLLMENT AT KODIAK TRIBAL CAN MEAN TO YOU Long before the Europeans first came to our shores, our people had long governed themselves . All peoples have always had some form of government that was considered the law of the land . We, the Native People of Kodiak Island, are no different . Our chiefs ruled and had authority over an individual village . Each person's survival was based on operating with an understanding of each other, and the chief's main role was determined by this understanding of the traditions of our people , of the subsistence nature of our lifestyle, of our culture and heritage, and of our beliefs of the people.

There were many Natives who were overlooked in the Alaska Native Claim Settlement Act (ANCSA); Children born after 1971 (Who have been given the name "after-horns") , and many others who did not enroll by the required date. You have not been forgotten, and the Kodiak Tribal Council would like to hear from you . Although membership in the Kodiak Tribal Council will not provide dividend checks, we are addressing the cultural and social issues mentioned earlier. Here is a list of some of the other issues your Tribal Council is working on for you:

This was a form of unwritten government which was in place with the Kodiak Tribal Council, but at this time is being recorded on paper.

Health & Education Benefits Family Enrichment

In the 1930's a law was passed by the U.S. Congress which was called the Indian Reorganization Act (IRA) , and Kodiak at that time re-established its form of Native government, headed by Fred Sargent . When World War II came many important issues were put on the back burner, and then with the Statehood Act the roles of Native governments became unclear . What has become clear is that no organizations have come forward to address the social and cultural heritage issues of our Alaska Native People.

Indian Child Welfare Employment Cultural Heritage Preservation Artifact & Antiquity Preservation Subsistence Issues Native Arts & Crafts Community Development

With Tribal Governments reorganizing, we feel we have been a part of the growing concern of our people to preserve our traditional culture heritage which has always addressed social concerns. The Kodiak Tribal Council is dedicated to these issues . Reorganized in March 1987, the Council has been establishing our membership role, which wi 11 include any Alaska Native descendant of Kodiak, no matter where they now reside, no matter what the blood quantum (the usual 1/4 quantum is not a requirement) as long as they can provide documentation of being a descendant from Kodiak .

There are also new eligibility requirements for TRIBAL members to retain the Indian Health Service benefits . Those of you who live within the State of Alaska may already be receiving health benefits through the Alaska Native Med i cal Center in Anchorage or through nonprofit health care providers (such as the Kodiak Area Native Assoc i ation in the Kodiak region) . Those of us that utilize the Indian Health Service benefits realize the importance of keeping this much needed medical privilege. Costly health and medical expenses can devastate a family ' s income for years. KTC ENROLLMENT CONTINUE NEXT PAGE

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KTC ENROLLMENT CONTINUED If you or your family members came from Kodiak, it is very important that you enroll as soon as possible with the KODIAK TRIBAL COUNCIL. Unlike ANCSA (Alaska Native Claim Settlement Act) enrollment, which Indian Health Service does not recognize as a Tribal Membership Roll, providing proof that you are enrolled to the Kodiak Tribal may ensure that you will still receive the health services that are provided by the Indian Health Service. Our Newsletter will inform you of new eligibility requirements, but of utmost importance is the fact that you belong to the TRIBAL ORGANIZATION. If you need further information please feel free to contact our office . KODIAK TRIBAL COUNCIL BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MESSAGE FROM CHAIRPERSON JULIE KNAGIN GREETINGS Its been almost 9 month's since we last had our elections and I was voted in as Chairman. I want to apologize for not thanking those members for voting me in as chairman of your KTC. I would like to take this opportunity to do so now. I sincerely thank you all for not only voting me as Chairman but to all those who came out to vote. It shows the interest you are taking in your Tribal Council. It's been a pleasure working with Margaret Roberts and her staff. As the council and staff have had to make adjustments. Overall I feel we've made some great progress .

Julie Knagin, Chairman Iver Malutin, Vi c e Chairman Gloria Bishop, Sec./Treas. Paul Chya Sr., Member Leonard "Pat" Heitman, Member Lawrence Anderson, Member Patricia Harris, Member

I won't go into details about all the program services that are being provided. They will be listed elsewhere in this newsletter. Everyone has been working very hard to provide these services, some of them being: Social Services Educational Cultural & Economic Development Tribal Enrollment Future plans includes moving to a new building to better serve and expand our services.

KODIAK TRIBAL COUNCIL STAFF Margaret Roberts, President Walter Sapp, Finance Officer Connie Chya, Cultural Economic Development Coordinator

We are planning on having our next election October 2nd, 1993. Three two year seats will be up for election at that time . This year we are combining the election with the annual meeting. We look forward to seeing many of you attend . More detail s for this meeting will be sent out at a later date.

Elaine Loomi s Olsen, MSW Social Worker

We encourage your comments and ideas and we welcome you to come in and let Kathy Webber, Education Specialist us know your needs. Ad ,..y) I ,-u l ":>1 ./c."T' v 't.. r7 ";:lSt "j 7c, ,, 7 By: Julie Knagin, Chairperson Vi rginia Abston, TribaL..Of-f-ice-G1-erk D~ise

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Leslie Heglin, Dance Coordinator

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FUNDRAISER IS A SUCCESS! The KODIAK TRIBAL COUNCIL held their fundraising raffle on May 16, 1993 at the Westmark in Kodiak. The following is the list of all the lucky winners : TICKET

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1st Ticket Drawn 13th Ticket Drawn 50th Ticket Drawn 75th lOOth 113th 150th 175th 200th 213th 250th 275th 298th 299th 300th

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Clint Johnson $100 Kandi Powell $125 Stan Kameshir/Sheila Wallace $100 Donene Tweten/Frances Oryuzco Nina Olsen $100 Mitch Chya $100 Emil Norton $125 Sally McGlaughin $100 Ann Campbell $100 Kandi Powell $100 Myra Munson $125 Moses F. Hudson $100 Peggy Rassmusen $100 Pete Olsen $200 Douglas & Karina Vanderleest $300 Carlos Dicang $5000

We wish to express our thanks to all the people who participated by either selling or purchasing tickets. Your support is what made our fundraiser a great success. Also a big thank you to the staff and people who helped out at the drawing. This was only the beginning of fundraising events for the Tribal Council. We have had many inquiries about holding another raffle. ,~~ By Margaret Roberts, President _ ·i ~

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Twice in June our social worker, Elaine Loomis Olsen, received a call at night from CeCe Esparza, the Social Worker Supervisor for the local Division of Family & Youth Services office . " I need a foster home and there aren't any available in Kodiak. If I can't find a home in the next hour, I will have to take these childrer. on a plane to Anchorage and place them in an emergency shelter". Both CeCe and Elaine went through the phone book looking for familiar native families and even non-native fami l ies that could be emergency licensed for foster care. Calls were made, no one was able to help out.* If you were not called and would have been able to take in children . . . Please let us know . It is hard enough having to leave your familiar home, or be separated from your sisters or brothers . But to be placed in Anchorage because no one could or would take you . . well you can imagine what that feels like. The Kodiak Tribal Council is recruiting adults interested in learning more about becoming a licensed native foster parent . If you are at all interested, please give Elaine a call. Reach out and help a native child in need. If you don't, who wi 11? Thank You . *(a half hour before flight time placement was found in Kodiak for these children) . By Elaine Loomis Olsen

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GENERAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM UPDATE To date we have served 60 families in financial crisis. If you are actively seeking employment, but have been unsuccessful, you may qualify for General Assistance . Bring to your appointment your CIB, rent receipt, any pay stubs for the past 30 days and proof of applying for work at three different job sites. Qu est icns ? Call 486-4449 By Elaine Loomis Olsen

SERVICES OFFERED THROUGH KODIAK TRIBAL COUNCIL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

Kod i ak Tribal Council can assist with the needs of vocational training and accredited institutions through our Education Department. Kathy Webber was hired as Education Specialist in December 1992, and has attended several trainings to better assist the clients interested in any of these programs. Listed below are available to assist clients:

the programs any interested

DIRECT EMPLOYMENT (DE) Direct Employment can assist individuals who need financial aid for moving expenses to relocate to a new job. If you are interested in any of these programs to assist you or need more i nformation you can contact Kodiak Tribal Council Education Department at 486-4449

HIGHER EDUCATION (HE) Higher Education is available for the new and continuing students, enrolled to Natives of Kodiak Corporation, who wish to attend an accredited institution, two or four years. Kodiak Tribal funding 8 (HE)

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We welcome suggestions from the membership for any type of programs they would like the Tribal Council to pursue

ADULT VOCATIONAL TRAINING (AVT) Adult Vocational Training is for the new and continuing student who resides within the Kodiak area or is enrolled to the Kodiak Tribal Council. Kodiak Tribal Council funding 4 (AVT)

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Guest Editorial By: Lloyd Benton Miller Legal Counsel for the Tribe TRIBAL COUNCIL CONSIDERS REORGANIZATION ACT OPTIONS Recently the Tribal Council has been considering the relative advantages of reorgani z ing their Tribe's political structure under the provisions of the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934, commonly known as the IRA. The Tribe's current Constitution was adopted in 1988 . Although the Secretary of the Interior was not required to approve the Tribe's Constitution, several Bureau of Indian Affairs officials in the Juneau Area office, as well as officials in the local Anchorage agency, provided substantial assistance to the Tribe in its constitutional reform efforts.

corporation . The Indian Reorganization Act provides a means of securing Secretarial approval of a constitution adopted by an Alaska tribe. Specifically Section 16 of the IRA sets up a procedure under which a constitution, meeting certain minimum requirements, must be approved by the Secretary unless prov1s1ons 1n the constitution are contrary to applicable federal laws. One particularly significant provision under the IRA which is of substantial benefit to tr i bes in Alaska is the provision which states that tribal lands and other tribal assets (including funds) cannot be lost or taken away without the express consent of the tribe . This provision, which is set forth in Section 16 of the IRA, is mandatory in every IRA tribal constitution . Even 1n the Alaska court system, where no Alaska village tribes have been recognized to exist, this single provision has been found sufficient to stop a city government from foreclosing on tribal lands or tribal bank accounts to enforce tax bills .

From time to time since 1988 questions have been raised regarding the federal government's "formal recognition " of the Shoonaq' Tribe as a legally-constituted "tribe . " Largely because of these questions, the Shoonaq' Tribe has over the years been unable to enter into contracts directly with the federal government for the operation of federal Indian programs, and has similarly been unable at times to apply directly for grants. Instead, the Shoonaq' Tribe has had to go through the local village corporation, Natives of Kodiak, Inc. (NOK) This has been possible since, although NOK is not a tribe, village corporations have rights similar to federallyrecognized tribes when it comes to operating certain federal contracts and grants, most significantly those administered under the Indian SelfDetermination Act.

years ago, tribes generally Many difavered seeking to reorganize under the IRA because the Secretary of the Interior interpreted his authority very broadly and dictated to tribes what they should contain in their constitutions. Today, however, the Secretary of the Interior can only reject a proposed IRA constitution from an Alaska village if it conta i ns provisions which are clearly contrary to applicable federal law .

Formal federal recognition of a tribe requires affirmative action from either the Secretary of the Interior or from Congress. Although there has been debate in recent years regarding the significance of past actions by Congress and the Secretary of the Interior, it is clear that if the Secretary of the Interior were to formally approve of a Constitution adopted by the tribal membership of the Shoonaq' Tribe, that approval would constitute federal recognition . Once recognition is secure, the Shoonaq' Tribe would then be able to deal directly with the federal government in matters involving contracts and grants, rather than going through the local village

If the Shoonaq' Tribe decides to proceed with a reorganization of its tribal government under the provisions of the IRA, most of the provisions in the current Constitution would not have to be amended . However, the amendment process itself is somewhat complex because the Secretary of the Interior actually runs the election. Once the Secretary receives a request

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Gu e st Editorial Continued : rom the Tribal Council for an election, he/she is required to hold the election within six months, and during that period to provide whatever technical advice and assistance is requested. During the six-month period, the Tribal Council and the Secretary of the Interior can resolve any differences they have over the contents of the proposed constitutional amendmen ts and extensive education and outreach efforts can b e undertaken to fully i nform all of the voting memb e rs of the Tr i be. Th e Triba l Council p l an s to continue exploring it s optior.s under the IRA and is intere s ted in hea ri ng the view of a ll interested tribal rre mbe rs on thi s import a nt i s s u e.

Much of the contributions received go toward materials and supplies badly needed to make regalia for the growing dance group. Monies made during the tour season/bake and rummage salesX (May 1st- Sept 15th) go towards paying the students for performing for tourist and for purchase of airline tickets if possible. This year the tour season has been slow with less than half the number of tourists coming to Kodiak compared to last year. Contributions appreciated!! !

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It is through your support and generosity that our cultural heritage will continue to grow. QUYANNA, QUYANNAII

By: Connie Chya Contributions can be made to : Kodiak Alutiiq Dancers P.O. Box 1974 Kodiak AK 99615

DANCERS CONTRIBUTIONS

We would like to thank the following corporations for their generou s contributions to the Kodiak Alutiiq Dancers: Leisnoi, Inc. Shuyak, Inc. Afognak Natives Ouz1nkie Native Corp . Natives of Kodiak *Koniag Inc . *(Note) 4 quarterly $625.00 due June 30th, 31st and March 31st.

$100 . 00 $100 . 00 $250.00 $500 . 00 $500 . 00 $2,5 00. 00 payments of Sept 3Cth, De c

Every year around Feb . /March, correspondence is sent out asking corporations if they can make a contribution to the dancers.

Kodiak Alutiiq Dancers

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****BARABARA**** By: Connie Chya and Margaret Roberts

The past two years the Kodiak Alutiiq Dancers have been a part of Kodiak's Tourist Attraction . Besides sharing our culture with people world-wide, it has also given us a means of becoming self-supporting to continue to obtain materials needed for dancers regalia. In June-July of 92 some students got together to build a Barabara (a dwelling built into ::.he ground and covered with sod) . This was a place where the Alutiiq' Dancers could perform . This dwelling is 16' x 20' and could comfortably seat up to SO people. Of course a few modernized touches were added such as skylights which provided light, and a wooden floor and benches. When you enter the Barabara, you get the feeling of going back in time. What a perfect place to share our rich culture and heritage. The Barabara really comes to life when the dancers perform Monday through Saturday at 3 : 30P.M .. The Barabara is at the KANA Dorm, at 713 E Rezonoff Drive Directly across from the Kodiak Tribal Council Office). I would like to thank the following students for their ded1cation and hard work in building the 3arabara. Steve Woodman-Building Instructor Adrian Chya John Pharr Fernando Peterson Johnathcn Schumacker Jeremy Roberts Chris Kelly * Gary Roberts * Paul Chya * Patrick Elie * Mitch Chya * For getting the heavy beams place.

John Fedrickson and John Hill ran the backhoe that AK Con s truct i on donated for this project. Red Sam donated the dump truck for hauling drain rock . Kodiak Transfer also donated a flat bed truck for hauling materials . Reid Oswalt-Timberline, and Paul Hansen-Is. Lake Sawmill Thank you for donating material building the Barabara.

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BENTWOOD CLASSES We were very fortunate to have Jacob Simeonoff come to Kodiak over a weekend and teach the art of making bentwood hats and visor caps. He was on his way to Akhiok where he would be assisting seventeen individuals making bentwood hats in the school. Jacob donated his services, and invited three boys from the dance group to learn about making these hats . The workshop took place in our barabara on Saturday, May 14, 1993 and at the office on Sunday, May 15, 1993. He and the boys finished up around ten that evening . It was fantastic to see a flat piece of wood develop into a bentwood hat . We filmed this event, so that we can teach others who want to learn. Christopher Kelly, Jeremy Roberts and Fernando Peterson were the boys who attended the workshop . Roberts, President

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ELDERS CORNER

KODIAK ALUTIIQ DANCERS UP-DATE

Nina Olsen's Retirement Nina Olsen has been Kodiaks Community Health Representative (CHR) for the last five years at KANA. Her position summary was to provide Native People with a Health/Education program with regard to Alcoholism , Aging, Subsistence Abuse and Disease Prevention. Nina went beyond this as she has seen with the passing of years, the loss of our culture and so many of our people growing up not knowing the Alutiiq Language. Her effort to make the Alutiiq Language as part of the school curriculum which, would help students develop positive identification with their own culture and value systems, is her never ending, dream for the future . Nina has been an inspiration to anyone who has come in contact with her. Her wis dom, patience, guidance in teaching and counseling will be greatly missed at numerous organizations and volunteer contacts. The Kodiak Tribal Council is very fortunate as Nina plans to stop by and assist the students & adults in the dance group in our language and songs from time to time ... SO YOU SEE LITTLE LADY .. WE KNOW YOU HAVE NOT RETIRED COMPLETELY. In closing, we would like to wish you and your husband Pete a very HAPPY 50TH GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY {JULY 9TH) and many, many more loving and cherished years together. By: Connie Chya

Six members in the dance group will be going to Anchorage to perform three times a day at the Anchorage Museum. They will depart Kodiak July 25th and return August 1st . The following dance students 1. Fred 4. Ada Peterson Coyle 2. Treena 5. Jason Antonson Blondin 3. Jeremy Roberts Dance Coordinator, Leslie Heglin Good Luck, we know you will represent our rich Culture and Heritage well. Enjoy your stay in the big city!! The Alaska Native Performance Series will provide round-trip travel, in town transportation and food and lodging during the days of scheduled performances at the Anchorage Museum. The Cook Inlet Region Inc. {CIRI) is Coordinating the Museum Summer Performance. By: Connie Chya

Pete & Nina Olsens 50th Wedding Anniversary July 9, 1993

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LESLIE'S COMMENTS ON THE TRIP TO THE ANCHORAGE MUSEUM PERFORMANCE

TRIBAL ELECTION HELD OCT.6,1992 The Kodiak Tribal Council held their annual election on October 6, 1992. The membership elected a new Chairperson, three council seats for two year terms, and one council seat for a one year term Julie Knagin was elected Chairperson, Paul Chya, Gloria Bishop and Leonard (Pat) Heitman were elected for two year terms, and Patricia (Tesha) Harris was elected for the one year term. The remaining council whose terms will expire in October 1993 are Iver Malutin, Patricia (Tesha) Harris and Lawrence Anderson. The Council at their first meeting elected Ive r Malutin as Vice-Chair and Gloria Bi shop as the Sec./Treas. By: Margaret Roberts, President

****ELECTION 1993**** ELECTION ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE SHOONAQ' (KODIAK TRIBAL COUNCIL) Notice is hereby given, that an election will be held on Oct . 2, 1993 . The membership shall elect three ( 3) council members for two (2) year terms. T~e election will be held during t h e Annual Members!'"lip Meeting at the Westmark Harbor Room in Kodiak, Alaska on Saturday Oct. 2, 1993 . The Annual Membership Meeting will begin at 10 : 00 A. M. with lunch being served at noon, and the Election for three (3) Councilman will take place after lunch . CANDIDATES FOR OFFICE To qualify, a candidate must be an enrolled member of the tribe and must reside in Kodiak for at least one (1 ) year immediately preceding the election. Candidates must also be eighteen (18) years of age Eligible candidates should send letters of intent to the Kodiak Tribal Council, P.O . Box 1974 Kodiak, Alaska 99615, no later than September 27, 1993

Cook Inlet Region Inc. (C.I . R . I.) invited the Kodiak Alutiiq Dancers to the Anchorage Museum to perform 3 times a day for 7 days from July 25th through August 1st. Connie Chya requested as the Dance Coordinator I select & accompany the dancers on the trip . We have over 35 dancers in the group. The beginning of June Ada Coyle, Treena Antonson, Jason Blondin, Jeremy Roberts, Fred Peterson were selected. They were chosen because, they were always at practice, knew the songs, and put their best effort into it, so I knew they could do it. I was right. We practiced every week, twice a week until the day we left. I was so proud of them. When we got into Anchorage we stayed at the Alaska Pacific University (A.P . U.) International House and practiced all the songs that night before we were to perform each day went very well. We improved with each performance and the audience loved us. We sang with pride and joy. We were very happy to share our culture as everyone could see. Our dance students were a great bunch of kids to take on the trip. I couldn't have been happier . We improved a great deal on the trip with our vocals, movements and smiles. I would do it all over again if I could. The songs we did were : *Traveling Song *Quyannana *Shoonami *Cutting Song *Neresta *Kyaking *A-ling-nif-kee-nah *Bashful Eyes *Ice Cream *Oon-nu-gop". Dance Coordinator Leslie Heglin

By Margaret Roberts President

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Welcome Aboard Walter Sapp, Kathy Webber and Elaine Loomis Olsen

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' ' Joining our staff is 10-year rPsident, Walter Sapp. Walter earned his Masters Degree in Business Administration from George Washington Un "ve rsity in Washington D. c . He is a 25-year veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard with extensive comprehe nsive experience inclusive of but not limited to planning, develment and operational monitoring of annual budgets in excess of 19 million dollars; performance of financial, operational and inventory control/ secretary audits, evaluation, reorganization and implementation of operational procedures as well as, the evaluation and ongoing supervision of management staff . Walter has established a reputation as a motivated professional taking pride in quality accomplishment!:: with the ability to communicate , coordinate and motivate a wide range of diversified, culturally sensitive, operational and administrative personnel, customers, members and clients. Since his retirement from the Coast Guard in 1986, Walter has been very active in the Kodiak community through his service on numerous boards and committees . He is also the owner of Synergetic Bus in e ss Services . Walter h a s been a consult nt to the Kodiak Tribal Council s i nce 1987. Welcome Aboard Walter!!

Elaine Loomis Ol s en was hi r ed fo r the Social Se rvice s Coordinat o r posi t ion and beg a n h e r work f or the Tribal Council on November 2, 199 2. We a re very fortunate to ha ve Ela ine o n board . She is wel l known in the native community, as she pre v i ously he aded up the Soci a l Se rv i c e s

Department at left in 1989 to pursue her Masters Degree in Social Work. She will be a real asset as we further develop a tribally operated family services program to fully implement the Indian Child Welfare ACT, provide Counseling, recruit Native Foster Parents and other Social Services. Under our BIA Contract Elaine will oversee the General Assistance, and Family and Community Services. This is a 20 hour a week position. Elaine works Monday mornings, and all day on Tuesday and Thursday . Welcome Aboard Elainell Elaine was recently selected as the 1993 Social Worker of the Year by the Alaska Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers. Elaine Loomis married Mark Olsen of Kodiak on January 10, 1993 and now goes by Elaine Loomis Olsen. They have a son named Josh who is 7 years old.

Kathy Webber was born and raised in Kodiak. Her parents are Pete and Nina Olsen. Pete and Kathy served on the Kodiak Tribal Council . She served a total of four years . Her mother Nina is one of the e l ders who has been very .:. nstru;ne ntal in helping out with Alutiiq songs for our d a nce group . K a t~y Webber worked for rJL~A for seven a nd a half years in several different departments . She was working for Rick Kne cht at the Cultural Center when she l e ft KANA in November 1991. For t:he next year Kathy worked at different job s be f ore coming aboard as the Education Counselor in December 1992 . Welcome Aboard Kathy!!

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Summer Youth Employment Program

We are very happy to have Leslie Heglin on board, a much needed parttime dance coordinator. Leslie has been in the dance group and knew most of the songs and dance motions. She has a very happy disposition and the students get along great with her. It was April 1st when she came on board and alot has been done since then. Le slie has been working with the students on new songs and has been in charge of the tourism six days a week. It is great to have your assistance and happy disposition at the Kodiak Tribal Council. Welcome Aboard Leslie II

Through the Kodiak Area Native Association, the Kodiak Tribal Council has enjoyed training Kim Alexanderoff under the Summer Youth Employment Program. Kim was raised in the village of Old Harbor on Kodiak Island and moved to Kodiak seven years ago. Kim is fifteen years old and says she likes doing everything, including beading and Alutiiq' dancing. Kim joined the Kodiak Alutiiq' Dancers two years ago. Kim's hobbies include bike riding and sports. She is the daughter of Pearl Alexanderoff originally from Old Harbor who is currently living in Kodiak. Amongst Kim's duties and responsibilities are assisting in the daily facilitation of the Kodiak Alutiiq' Dance presentation in the newly built barabara, meeting and greeting visitors to the Tribal Council and performance areas, assisting with general office functions, and making various arts and crafts. The Tribal Council has really enjoyed having Kim on board for the last two summers. Welcome Aboard Kim

Welcome Aboard Aggie Antonson Under the JTPA Program There is a new face at the Tribal Office this summer, as Aggie Antonson began training at the Kodiak Tribal Council under KANA's Jobs Training Program. This summer Aggie is filling in for Virginia Abston who in on leave for the summer while she is at fish camp at Chiefs Cove. Aggie recently took computer classes at the Kodiak College, and received a 4.0 for the winter course. She is responsible for putting together this newsletter, and she is keeping up with the Tribal Enrollment while Virginia is out of the office. Aggie is the daughter Freddie Antonson.

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