The tribe maintains several standing commissions and committees to help inform and guide decisions made by the Executive Council. Commissions and committees are led by a chairperson and made up of members of Council and interested tribal members.
Offers input and recommendations on tribal finances.
Court Code Committee
Reviews and considers revisions to the Tribal Court Code.
Constitution Review Committee
Reviews and considers revisions to the tribe’s constitution and makes recommendations to the tribal membership for adoption.
Early Childhood Center/Head Start Policy Council
Partners with staff, governing bodies, parents and volunteers to facilitate compliance with Head Start Performance Standards; assists in accomplishing program missions; and serves as an advocate between the program and community.
Provides oversight for the education program, focusing on its vision, objectives and strategic plan.
Provides oversight for the Tyotkas Elder Program.
Regulates all tribal elections resolves election disputes.
Provides oversight for enrollment procedures as defined in the tribe’s constitution and Enrollment Ordinance No. 98-01.
Hunting, Fishing and Gathering Commission
Provides oversight for the tribe’s traditional hunting, fishing and gathering activities.
Reviews and makes recommendations for the tribe’s primary care, behavioral health and dental programs. The Health Committee meets the statute requirements for the State of Alaska Community Mental Health Center grant.
Researches tribally owned land and recommends policies to assist the tribe in meeting its vision, objectives and strategic plan.
Traditional Healing Committee
Offers oversight and planning for the traditional healing program at the Dena’ina Wellness Center.
Kenaitze/Salamatof Tribally Designated Housing Entity
Provides construction, rental assistance, home modernization, weatherization services and more to support affordable housing for eligible Alaska Native and American Indian beneficiaries.
Policies, Ordinances and Procedures Committee
Solicits, develops and reviews Tribal policies, ordinances and procedures and makes recommendations to the Tribal Council.
Tribal Employment Rights Ordinance Commission
Recommends policies, procedures and guidelines to Council to increase employment of Tribal Members, Alaska Natives and American Indian workers and businesses.
Judicial Review Board
The Judicial Review Board will meet annually to review applicants and make recommendations to the Council regarding the appointment and retention of judges. Additionally, the Judicial Review Board may be called for special meetings scheduled at the request of the Judicial Review Board Chair.
Apply for a Committee Seat
Please use this contact form to indicate your interest in serving on a committee, commission or board. Questions may also be mailed to Kenaitze Indian Tribe, Attn.: Chelsea Hendriks, P.O. Box 988, Kenai, AK 99611.