Contacting
Native Services

Jackie Hill
  Director

jackie.hill@maniilaq.org

Education
Phone: 907-442-7652

Housing Improvement
Phone: 907-948-2170

Planning & Development
Phone: 907-442-7632

Realty Services
Phone: 907-442-7620

Rights Protection
Phone: 907-442-7624

Subsistence
Phone: 907-442-7690

Tribal Environmental Protection
Phone: 907-442-7693

Tribal Operations
Phone: 907-442-7655

 

Education

The goal of the Education program is to recruit and inform young adults of the educational opportunities available, and to ensure that every eligible Native Alaskan 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: The Alaska Technical Center negotiates with the Maniilaq Association for funding to provide services to individuals of the Northwest Arctic Borough in general life skills through basic education programs or completion of a General Education Degree (GED).

Adult Vocational Training: Increases the employability of Alaskan Natives through enrollment, participation in training, and receipt of certification in a vocational field of their choice.

Direct Employment: Designed to enable skilled Alaskan Natives to relocated and/or obtain supplies necessary for permanent full-time employment. Higher Education: Provides financial assistance to eligible Alaskan Natives to enroll, participate, and complete a college degree program.

Housing Improvement

The Housing Improvement Program (HIP) provides renovation of substandard housing and construction of new housing for eligible 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. Additionally, this program works with other agencies to research regional program requirements, develop operational strategies to identify development needs, and to coordinate efforts to address those needs.

Realty Services

The Realty program provides information, counseling, and other assistance to Alaska Natives concerning pending Native Allotment claims, forest management, general land management, and property rights.

Probates & Estate Services

The Probates & Estate Services was created for tribal members to understand the importance of preparing a Last Will and Testament and understand the probate process and inheritance.

Wills Message - Will Questionnaire - Will Checklist - Information Packet

Rights Protection

This program protects the rights of individuals who own restricted lands, such as Native Allotments and town site lots, within the Northwest Arctic Borough. Rights Protection activities include preparation of reports for trespass damage claims and field investigation of alleged boundary conflicts.

Subsistence

The Subsistence program preserves the subsistence rights of Native Alaskans in the Northwest Arctic Borough. The program works closely with local hunters, who provide fresh samples of fish and game for contamination testing. The office provides copies of current hunting and fishing laws and regulations, upon request.

Tribal Environmental Protection

Started in 1997 with funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), this program provides technical assistance to tribal governments to identify, assess, and monitor environmental issues. Tribal Environmental Protection also works extensively to educate and promote ownership, responsibility, and prevention to community members, and have developed regional training sessions in the villages. For more information click here.

Tribal Operations

Tribal Operations enables Maniilaq Association to reallocate funds, and redesign, plan, conduct, consolidate, and administer programs to enhance the effectiveness and stability of tribal governments.

Aid to Tribal Government: Promotes, strengthens, and fosters tribal self-sufficiency and self-governance.

Self-Governance: Facilitates the compacting of federal programs and services at Maniilaq Association and 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.