Food Preservation promotes self-sufficiency and improves the diets of tribal members by planting vegetable starts, testing and modifying soil to increase yield, and providing on-site gardening assistance. The program also provides financial support to Camp Sivunnigvik and teaches food preservation classes in salting and pickling fish and jam making with fresh berries.
Traditional Foods provides supplemental fish and game to elders aged sixty and over . Through the Hunter Support agreement, the program also provides support funds for tribal governments to enable local volunteers to purchase ammunition, gas, and oil to hunt for village elders who are no longer able to harvest traditional foods on their own.
The Tribal Doctor program provides a holistic approach to health services using traditional medicine and healing techniques. When appropriate, Tribal Doctors refer patients to the Maniilaq Health Center for additional treatment.
Day Care Center (Children's House)
The Children's House, licensed for 94 children, provides childcare for local children aging from 2 months through 8 years. Financial assistance is available to eligible families.
The goal of the Education program is to recruit and inform young adults of the educational opportunities available, and to ensure that every eligible tribal member has the opportunity for higher education. Maniilaq Association contracts funding from the Bureau of Indian Affairs to provide financial assistance in a variety of educational pursuits, including:
Adult Basic Education, Adult Vocational Training, Direct Employment All help increase the employability of tribal members.
Housing Improvement provides renovation of substandard housing and construction of new housing for eligible tribal applicants with the greatest need, using the guidelines provided by the Bureau of Indian Affairs and their selection criteria.
Planning & Development
Planning & Development: Assists tribal governments in planning and developing expanded projects and programs, and provides technical assistance to villages in search of funding, program-development and planning.
Realty Services provides information, counseling, and other assistance to tribal members and their heirs concerning pending Native Allotment claims, forest management, general land management, and property rights.
Probates & Estate Services
Probates & Estate Services helps tribal members and their heirs to understand the importance of preparing a Last Will and Testament and understand the probate process and inheritance.
Rights Protection protects tribal members and their heirs who own trust property such as Native Allotments and restricted town site lots. Rights Protection activities include preparation of reports for trespass damage claims and field investigation of alleged boundary conflicts.
Subsistence endeavors to preserves the subsistence rights of Native Alaskans in the region testing and providing current hunting and fishing laws and regulations upon request.
Tribal Environmental Protection
Tribal Environmental Protection provides technical assistance to tribal governments to identify, assess, monitor, and educate about environmental issues.
Tribal Operations helps to reallocate funds, and redesign, plan, conduct, consolidate, and administer programs to enhance the effectiveness and stability of tribal governments.
Self-Governance facilitates the compacting of federal programs and services and staff provides technical assistance to tribal governments to develop and negotiate their own compacts.
Economic Development promotes the loan program and provides technical assistance to borrowers; acts as a liaison to regional and federal agency offices regarding economic issues.
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