Human Services & Education

Welcome to the Yakutat Tlingit Tribe Human Services & Education Department Page

Human Services & education

The Yakutat Tlingit Tribe Human Services & Education Department integrates employment, training, and related services to provide and improve the effectiveness of those services, which are Employment Assistance, Economic Development, Employment Support Services, Occupational Training, Higher Education Scholarship, General Educational Development, Indian Child Welfare, Adult Care Services, Emergency Assistance, Burial Assistance, Child Care, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations, and The Emergency Food Assistance Program

our goals

  • Provide educational and training opportunities for Tribal members, Alaska Natives, and American Indians living within the community, taking into consideration their individual strengths, talents, goals, and barriers.
  • Prepare, encourage, and assist these individuals to obtain, retain, and advance their employment that they may become self-sufficient.
  • Implement programs that are consistent with the cultural values and activities paramount to Native tradition, and healthy, thriving families.

human services & education department Directory

Penney James
email: pjames@ytttribe.org
phone: (907) 784-3368

Lindsey Hershey
email: lhershey@ytttribe.org
phone: (907) 784-3124

Rachel Fraker
email: rlfraker@ytttribe.org
phone: (907) 784-3635

Nikka Jane Valdriz
email: nvaldriz@ytttribe.org
phone: (907) 784-3630

Magen Ollaol
email: mollaol@ytttribe.org
phone: (907) 784-3302

Lydia Henry
email: lhenry@ytttribe.org
phone:

Elias Endicott
email: eendicott@ytttribe.org
phone:

Amy Lekanof
email: 
phone: (907) 784-3639

Events & Calendars

Training Room Schedule

The Training Room is a 24’ x32‘ classroom space available for courses taught locally. It is equipped with five computers available for public use. It is open from 9 am to 4 pm during weekdays. If you would like to schedule a meeting or course in the Training Room please call our offices (907) 784-3368 Penney or (907) 784-3124 Lindsey.

Community Calendar

The community calendar is an effort to advertise local events and coordinate between entities, so we do not book events over the top of one another. Please send your event schedules to [yakutatcalendar@gmail.com]

Latest News:
classes and programs

LIHEAP (Heating Assistance Program): Now Accepting Applications!

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), also known as the 'Heating Assistance Program', ...
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Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR): Apply Today!

The Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) is a once monthly food distribution selected ...
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The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) FY2021 Application

The Yakutat Tlingit Tribe Human Services & Education / 477 Department is asking both existing ...
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Metal Building Construction Training, a YTT 477 Training Opportunity

The Yakutat Tlingit Tribe Human Services & Education - YTT 477 Department is hosting a ...
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Put Your Career in Gear: Commercial Driver’s License Class A in Yakutat, AK

The Yakutat Tlingit Tribe is excited to announce their partnership with Alaska Marine Lines in ...
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Summer Youth Art Classes: Ravenstail Weaving by Marry Knutsen

The YTT Human Services and Education Department is hosting a Youth Ravenstail Weaving Class, instructed ...
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