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Request for Proposals

Chickaloon Village

Traditional Council

(Nay’dini’aa Na’)

PO Box 1105~Chickaloon~Alaska~99674


Request for Proposals

Chickaloon Village Traditional Council’s

Architectural Services for Ya Ne Dah Ah Multi-Use/Daycare Expansion

Ya Ne Dah Ah Scaenggay Dats’ehwdeldiixde Project

  1. Date of Issue: September 14, 2017
  2. Deadline to submit questions: October 1, 2017
  3. Deadline to submit proposals: October 13, 2017
  4. Award to successful bidder: October 19, 2017

The Chickaloon Village Traditional Council (CVTC) is requesting proposals from qualified architectural companies interested in bidding on this RFP. Qualified, interested parties must submit a completed proposal, along with a signed cover letter, electronically by 12:00 PM, Alaska Time, October 13, 2017 to [email protected] with the subject: CVTC – Architectural Services Ya Ne Dah Ah Multi-Use/Daycare Expansion


About Chickaloon Traditional Village Council

Chickaloon Native Village, Nay’dini’aa Na’, our name in Ahtna, meaning “the river with the two logs across it”, is a vibrant, innovative, and culturally rich Ahtna Athabascan Tribe with offices located in the community of Sutton along the Glenn Highway, a National Scenic Byway. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains, glaciers, and lush boreal forests our Tribe has occupied this area for thousands of years. However, threats to our culture, language, and traditional way of life have been unwavering for the past hundred years. Chickaloon Native Village has been very affected by outside development.

Today, the Chickaloon Native Village is a federally recognized Tribe governed by the Chickaloon Village Traditional Council (CVTC), which operates seven departments: Transportation, Environmental Stewardship, Education, Health, Justice, Housing and Facilities, and Administration and Accounting. More information can be found at www.chickaloon.org.


CVTC Vision:              A Tribal Government that stands sovereign with all nations, utilizes our land responsibly, has a sufficient resource base, and prepares our future generations to fulfill our core purpose and long-term goals.

CVTC Mission:            Perpetuate our ancestors’ beliefs, customs, traditions and values and steward our environment to help our citizens thrive.

CVTC Values:                 Care and Love for Each Other

Education                           Honesty

Humor                                 Respect

 Results or Benefits Expected:  

The selected architectural design firm will produce a functional design within the scope of the project budget, which will incorporate CVTC Tribally prioritized aesthetics and meeting the multi-functionality requirements outlined below and clarified through two facilitated planning meetings.


Project Background: 

Nay’dini’aa Na’ Kayax/Chickaloon Native Village has been granted funding to design an addition to our existing 2,400 sq. ft. school facility. This expansion will include remodeling the existing kitchen and adding approximately 1,500 – 2,000 sq. ft. The expansion space will function primarily as a daycare facility and wellness exercise area with a vaulted ceiling and flex flooring. The expansion will also include a restroom, laundry room, and storage room, as well as expand our existing kitchen to include a teaching kitchen island. A new heating system will also be part of the design project.


See attached a rough sketch of the existing facility and proposed addition (subject to your design modifications).
Project period: 

  • 10/19/17 – thru Construction Completion
  • Estimated Construction Start Date: June 1, 2018

    Required Expertise and Skills:

  • Experienced in design-built commercial projects required.
  • Licensed and insured a must.
  • 3 References for recently completed commercial projects required.


Preferred Expertise and Skills:

  • Previous experience working on a school or daycare project is a plus.
  • Previous experience incorporating alternative energy solutions in your projects is also a plus.


  • The selected architectural design firm will host a meeting in November, 2017, with invited staff and CVTC Council members to gather information prior to completion of a functional design that meets budget limitations, identified aesthetics, and multi-functionality requirements.
  • The concept design will be completed by the end of December 2017 and submitted to CVTC Council for final revisions.
  • The final concept design will be completed by January 31st with construction pricing estimates.


Hiring Preference:

Preference shall be given to eligible and qualified Alaska Native/American Indian applicants pursuant to P.L. 93-638 Indian Self Determination Act. Preference may be given to local applicants according to the Tribe’s Local Hiring Policy 005.01.008. Successful bidder shall comply with the Tribe’s drug free workplace requirements and equal employment opportunities with Native and local preference.
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ED Bid item 2a

ED Bld Floor plan Item 2


Neither Wolf Nor Dog Movie coming to Wasilla, AK

The film will be playing four times a day, at the Valley Cinema with showings at 12:054:257:05, and 9:40; starting the 15th until at least the 21st and maybe longer.

For more information check out – https://www.facebook.com/neitherwolfnordog/

View the trailer here https://vimeo.com/204839186



September Chickaloon Village Traditional Council meeting

The CVTC council meeting will be held on

September 20, 2017 starting at 9 am

at the Ne’iine’ Hwnax (Chickadee House)

located at 16166 North Glenn Hwy, Upstairs Sutton, AK 99674.

The public is always welcome!



Alaska Climate movie coming to Glenn Massay theater



September 1, 2017

Contact: Castle Mountain Coalition [email protected]


Between Earth and Sky

A documentary with roots in Palmer

Glenn Massay Theater, September 30, at 7:30 p.m.

Free admission

Between Earth and Sky is a ground-breaking documentary filmed here in Alaska. Produced by Dr. David Weindorf of Texas Tech University and directed by three-time Emmy Award winner, Paul Allen Hunton, it’s the first of its kind to explore the warming of arctic soil on global climate change. It will have its Alaska premier this month.

Featuring interviews with some of the world’s leading scientists and footage of the day-to-day struggle of native Alaskans living on the front lines of global warming, Between Earth and Sky shows the calamity of climate change that has started in Alaska but will soon engulf the globe.

The film sheds a spotlight on the Alaskan island of Shishmaref, home to the Inupiaq people for thousands of years. As the effects of global warming— decreasing sea ice and increasing coastal storms—are felt, the people of Shishmaref are faced with a disappearing island, a 200 million-dollar price tag to move their people, and an untold cost on their culture and future.

Prominent soil scientists Dr. Chien-Lu Ping, of the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, and Palmer’s Mark Clark and Lorene Lynn are at the core of this film. Their research, which spans over 35 years, underscores the local and global significance of melting permafrost and release of carbon from arctic soils into the atmosphere. As Mark Clark says, “The north is the world’s thermostat.” What happens here affects us all.

Dr. Katherine Hayhoe, an atmospheric scientist well-known for engaging faith communities, is also featured. She was named one of TIME’s 100 most influential people and together with her husband authored “A climate for change: global warming for faith-based decisions”.

Castle Mountain Coalition is hosting a FREE showing of “Between Earth and Sky” at the Glenn Massay Theater, located on the Mat-Su College Campus in Palmer, on September 30th at 7:30 pm. Immediately following the film is a Q&A with executive producer, Dr. David Weindorf, as well as Mark Clark and Lorene Lynn. Visit www.castlemountain.org for more information. To view trailers, learn more about the film, or find other film screenings, visit www.betweenearthandskymovie.com #IamBetweenEarthAndSky



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