All are welcome to contribute to Yukegtaaraat Silent Auction!

As most of you may already know, TWC’s 9th Annual Yukegtaaraat Celebration is coming up on Saturday, April 10th.

We would like to congratulate this year’s honorees:
Rose Domnick of Bethel
Andrew Beaver of Kwigillingok
Irene Kaganak of Scammon Bay

Along with honoring our three winners that evening, the event will also include a silent auction in which local business and community members are encouraged to participate. Some ideas for silent auction items include:
Fancy desserts
Dryfish
Crafts
Kuspuks
Services
Or an idea of your own!

Please contact Lauren Jorgensen at 545-1592 or email her at treefrog_02@hotmail.com if you are able to donate.

Quyana!

Alaska DV/SA directors have tea with Governor Parnell

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On Tuesday, March 9th Governor Sean Parnell and First Lady Sandy Parnell hosted domestic violence/sexual assault program directors from around the state at the Governor’s Mansion for tea and coffee. The governor thanked the directors for their front-line work providing crisis intervention, outreach and prevention services and discussed his commitment to working to end abuse in Alaska.

Lt. Governor Craig Campbell visits TWC

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As Governor Parnell leads efforts to reduce domestic violence and sexual assault across the state of Alaska, Lt. Governor Craig Campbell makes a personal visit to Tundra Women’s Coalition’s new facilities to hear firsthand about the prevention efforts and victim services offered in Bethel and across the Y-K Delta. Executive Director, Michelle DeWitt gave Lt. Governor Campbell and staff Renee Limoge a tour of the new facilities and shelter. The Lt. Governor will also be making a stop at Bethel’s SART committee meeting today to spend some time with advocacy, law enforcement and medical team members.

TWC staff gets a caribou

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Occasionally TWC staff will travel out on the tundra or up the frozen river in hopes of bringing home fish or meat to help supply the shelter with food during winter. In any case, these ventures are a relaxing and enjoyable retreat from the office. Recently, TWC staff Jamie Hinz, Matilda Bee, Anna Alexie along with Joe Green headed out and brought back a nice caribou. Shelter residents joined together to prepare the meat for freezing.

Get your nominations in for Yukegtaaq 2010!!

TWC is now accepting nominations for individuals living in the Y-K delta until Friday, March 5th. Nomination forms can be dropped off at TWC, mailed to TWC, PO Box 2029, Bethel AK, 99559 or faxed to (907)543-3752. Chosen individuals will be honored at the 9th Annual Yukegtaaq dinner/silent auction on Saturday, April 10th, 5:30pm at the Cultural Center. Last year’s winners included: George Billy of Napakiak, Lillian Kiunya of Kwigillingok and Mary C. Pete of Bethel. Nominees are those who encourage a safe and healthy environment for family and community and work toward a better future for those of the Y-K delta. Call us at 907-543-3444 for any questions!

Thank you, Jane Kato!!

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As a donation to TWC’s Children’s Program,  Jane Kato of Hawaii, sent us recycled crayons. She melted down crayons that were not being used and then molded them into tropical themed shapes that the kids have already had lots of fun with! TWC thanks you Jane for your generous and creative donation!

Afterschool groups offer…

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…school-aged children an opportunity to spend time in a healthy and safe environment with their peers.  In this group meeting, kids read a story about what our hands are for.  We said hands were NOT for hitting.  Hands are for clapping, hugging, making music, making shadows, saying hello, and FINGER PAINTING….