Need to find out who the ICWA Worker is for your child’s tribe? Need to find out who your child’s tribe is? Each OCS Region has an ICWA Coordinator who works with ICWA cases and ICWA compliance by the state.
Tasha Yatchmeneff, Statewide ICWA Coordinator, 907.269.4023 firstname.lastname@example.org
Robin Charlie, Anchorage Regional Office (907)269-3954, email@example.com
Leah Warburton, Northern Region (Fairbanks, Nome, Utqiagvik) 907.451.2072 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jenny Dale, Southcentral Region (Mat Su, Dillingham, Kenai) 907.352.8905 email@example.com
Kristen Robinson, Southeast Region (907) 465-1650 firstname.lastname@example.org
Trim Nick, Western Region (Bethel, St.Mary’s, Aniak) 907.543.7244 email@example.com
The Indian Child Welfare Act Text
Introduction to the Indian Child Welfare Act Webinar Alaska Child Welfare Academy
A Practical Guide to the Indian Child Welfare Act Native American Rights Fund
State of Alaska Office of Children’s Services ICWA Home Page
ICWA Placement Brochure State of Alaska Publication
National Indian Child Welfare Association
Bringing Our Children Home: An Introduction to the Indian Child Welfare ActAn educational resource video designed for state court judges, courts, and judicial educators.
ICWA: Protecting Our Children and Our Future An Alaska produced video about the important of ICWA to preserving tribal ties.
How the US Stole Thousands of Native American Children
Recorded Teleconference Trainings: See our teleconference trainings at Cultural and Alaska Native Topics,ICWA for more training resources.
WEBI Conference Videos Taped Videos from Past Conferences Sponsored by ACRF
"Keeping Cultural Connections for Children in Care" https://www.acrf.org/self-study/webi-conference-ce...
"Cultural Approaches to Permanency" https://www.acrf.org/self-study/webi-conference-ce...
Let’s Talk ICWA— For Resource Parents Held every first Thursday of the Month from 4 to 5 p.m. (except for summers), this Zoom and teleconference based training is designed specifically for Alaskan resource families to learn about ICWA (Indian Child Welfare Act) and to get your questions answered. Check our Teleconference/Zoom Calendar for this month’s topic and call in information.
Federal Register of Designated Tribal Agents For a list of tribal contacts, refer to the Federal Register— Designated Tribal Agents for Service of Notice
Tanana Chiefs Conference Tribally Licensed Home Program
Families now have the option of being tribally licensed (both Native
and non-Native homes can be tribally licensed homes) and be dually
licensed between the tribe and the state. For more information or to
get a tribally licensed foster care application, contact Belina Higdon, Tanana Chiefs Conference - Tribal Social Services, 122 First Avenue,
Fairbanks, AK 99701, 907/452-8251, ext. 3152 or email her at
Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska Tribally Licensed Foster Care Program
Cultural Adoptions with State's ConsentThis handout gives a summary of Cultural Adoptions in Alaska when the Office of Children's Services is involved.
Adoptions and Planning for Children’s Futures Tanana Chiefs Conference from the Training “Strengthening Tribal Courts for Future Generations” 2006
Tribal Court Development: Nuts and Bolts BIA Providers Conference 2012
VIDEO RECORDING: Cultural Adoption vs. Tribal Adoption With Holly Handler HANDOUT: Permanency Options
Alaska Native Resource Handbook 2023
Title VII Indian Education Program—
Title VII Indian Education supports American Indian and Alaska Native
students to meet and exceed state academic and cultural standards.
Programs vary from district to district but may include academic
tutoring, summer programs, enrichment programs or assistance with post
secondary training and exploration. To enroll, a
“506 Form” needs to be completed and documentation of tribal membership is needed.
Kenai Peninsula Borough School District
Project Jukebox Digital Branch of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Oral History Program
Alaska Native Language Center Housed at the University of Alaska Fairbanks
Traditional Health and Wellness Guide /Cultural Resources for Alaska Families A guide for culturally responsive case planning when working with Alaska Native families
Yuuyaraq: The Way of Human Being by Harold Napoleon This powerful piece of writing imparts a true personal understanding how historical trauma and healing impacts Alaska Native people to this day.
Alaska Native Heritage Center Located in Anchorage
Do Alaska Native People Get “Free” Medical Care? and other Frequently Asked Questions About Alaska Native Issues and Cultures Published by the University of Alaska Anchorage and Alaska Pacific University
The Resource Basket
A web site managed by Rural CAP that brings together resources,
training and conference information, and problem solving tools to help
Alaska Native Youth and the people who work with them.
Alaska Native Knowledge Network
List of Links to the Alaska Native Corporations
Alaska Native Languages Resources and Tools
Molly of Denali is a PBS series featuring Molly, an Athabaskan child growing up in Interior Alaska. This web site includes videos, games and the episodes geared toward younger children.
In My Family A delightful program through KSKA that teaches children about Alaska’s many different Native cultures through the puppet Raven and his friends.
Essay:”I learned what it means to be Inupiaq one hospital visit at a time.” by Cordelia Qignaaq Kellie
Festival of Native Arts in Fairbanks https://fna.community.uaf.edu/
Celebration in Southeast https://www.sealaskaheritage.org/institute/celebra...
Cama-i Dance Festival in Bethel http://camai.org/
Native America Calling—The National Electronic Talking Circle http://www.nativeamericacalling.com/
KNBA 90.3 FM Radio http://knba.org/ Anchorage based Alaska Native Radio station featuring news and music and run by the Kohanic Broadcasting Corporation
KYUK 640 AM/ 90.3 FM/TV Public Media for Alaska’s Yukon Kuskokwim Delta http://kyuk.org/
Alaska Native News online new source http://alaska-native-news.com/
A Tribal Consortium refers to a formal alliance of regionally connected tribes who work together for self-governance, tribal development, membership sustainability, economic growth and, in some situations, federal interface.
For a comprehensive list of tribal contacts in Alaska and across the United States go to Federal Register of Tribal Contacts
Association of Village Council Presidents (Bethel/Yukon Kuskokwim)
Tanana Chiefs Conference (Interior Alaska)
Bristol Bay Native Association (Southwest Alaska)
Kawerak, Inc. (Nome Region)
Maniilaq Association (Northwest Alaska)
Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska (Southeast)
Cook Inlet Tribal Council (Southcentral Alaska)
Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association (Aleutian Chain)
Kodiak Area Native Association (Kodiak Island)
Chugachmiut (Chugach Region)
Inupiat Community of the Arctic Slope (Northern Arctic Region)