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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Community navigator helping tribal citizens find their way to resources


November 16, 2022

Marc Lutz/Wrangell Sentinel

Tammi Meissner has been working as the Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska community navigator in Wrangell since mid-June. She helps tribal citizens find and apply for programs and resources they might not have otherwise known about.

X'atshaawditee Tammi Meissner has found a career that allows her to go home at the end of the day with a full heart.

Since June, Meissner has worked for Central Council Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska as a community navigator in Wrangell. The position is essentially a reboot of the community liaison program that existed years ago.

There are 20 community navigators in communities across Alaska and outside the state in cities such as Seattle and San Francisco. The navigators are there to help tribal citizens find programs and resources that will aid them financially or in other ways such...

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