Chickaloon Village Traditional Council (CVTC) is accepting nominations from Chickaloon Native Village (CNV) Tribal citizens to fill 4 (four) vacant Council seats. The deadline to submit your nomination form (see attached) is November 30th, 2021. Nomination forms can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Chickaloon Village Traditional Council at P.O. Box 1105; Chickaloon, AK 99674.
Once your nomination form is received, your name, residency location, age, and bio will be published with other nominees via mail, e-mail and posted on social media for the consideration of CNV Tribal citizens’. If you do not submit a nomination form for publication by November 30th, 2021, you can still run for election as a write-in candidate; however, your name will not be printed on the ballot form.
In December, ballots with your nomination bio information will be sent out via mail to all Tribal citizens for which we have addresses who are over the age of 18. Please send any mail or e-mail updates to email@example.com. Two envelopes will be provided with your ballot. The first envelope will include your full name to ensure you are a recognized Tribal citizen. The inner envelope will be anonymous with no identifiers and will only be opened by the Council Secretary after the election closes on January 31st, 2022. Election results will be made available to all Tribal citizens.
If you are interested in serving as a Council Member, there a few things for your consideration:
- If elected, you will be required to submit three letters of recommendation from Tribal citizens (over the age of 18), attend three consecutive CVTC Meetings, and be fully vetted before officially being seated on the Council.
- Council meetings are currently held twice monthly on the third and fourth Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. until business has been finalized.
- As a Council representative, in addition to the monthly council meetings, you may be asked to:
- chair one or more of our standing or adhoc committees and attend their meetings;
- participate in periodic Government-to-Government meetings with local, state, national, and even international partners;
- serve on other Boards and Advisory Committees locally and nationally (e.g. Southcentral Foundation’s Benteh/Nuutah Joint Operating Board or the Life House Advisory Committee);
- attend a variety of community and local governmental meetings;
- participate in any number of trainings and/or conferences; and
- serve as a Tribal court judge when needed.
- Finally, it is anticipated that you will support the Ya Ne Dah Ah School and other CVTC departments and programs through advocacy and your participation in activities.
If you would like to serve our family in this capacity, we encourage you to submit your nomination form.
If we can answer any additional questions, please contact Chief Gary Harrison at (907) 745-0749.