Frequently Asked Questions
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My parents are the late Hector and Grace (Stevens) Ewan. My grandparents were Estaco and Jesse Ewan, William and Grace (Barger) Stevens and great-grandparents Joe Goodlataw and Ann Stevens.
The Ahtna people are matrilineal. When a child is born, he or she is born into their mother’s clan. My mother was of Eskimo and Athabascan descent; her mother was from the NANA region and did not have a clan in Ahtna. My father belonged to the Udzihsu (Caribou) Clan. Since my mother did not have a clan, I was adopted by Leona Johns into the Teltsiine (They were by the water) Clan. I have been married to Clarence McConkey for 43 years of the Naltsiine (Comes from Above) Clan. Together we have six children and twelve grandchildren, who all follow the Teltsiine Clan. I am an enrolled Tribal member of the Kluti-Kaah and live in Tazlina.
As the Director of TCS since 2016, I have overseen BIA programs, ICWA, Child Welfare Services, Title IV B, Family First Preservation and Public Law 102-477 which assists with overcoming barriers to work and people who are unable to work or maintain a permanent income. Additionally, I help to oversee the Indian General Assistance Program, Tribal Response Program, Climate Change, Agriculture, Special Projects and Social Security Representative Payee.
- CIB or verification of Tribal enrollment for all persons included in the assistance application
- Identification of all household members (Birth Certificates / Driver’s License / Etc.)
- Proof of residency within CRNA’s service area (Utility Bill / Lease / Voter Registration)
*A PO Box is NOT proof of residency
- Proof of Military Service if applicable (Veteran preference is given)
- Proof of enrollment with the selective service for all males over 18 years of age per household
- Social Security Number