Elders Program

Elder Transportation Program

Transportation is available to QNT Members on Thursdays. Hours of operation are from 11am-3pm with stops at local banks, Post Office, Safeway/3 Bears/Farmers Market, Doctors appointments. Riders must have a service agreement signed prior to riding the van.

Elder Activities/Trips

Join us for annual elder trips for local berry picking, picnics and the annual trip to the You-Pick Vegetable farm in Palmer (August). Occasionally there are overnight elder trips to Talkeetna, Willow and Hatchers Pass. Space on these trips are limited and first come first serve, please contact the office if you are interested in participating or helping to plan this years elder trips.

The Elder Proxy Fishing Program

This program runs in the summer fishing months from June-Aug, elders that are members of the tribe can request a proxy to harvest fish for them. Qualifying elders must have a valid fishing license, be 65 years or older, or 70% physically disabled, or blind. Please contact Sarah Benjamin at 224-3118 ext. 2 for more details.

Elder Medical Escort Program

The program helps assist elders that are required to have a medical escort to their doctor appointments in Anchorage.

Traditional Native Foods Luncheon Program

Elders can participate in monthly gatherings with traditional Alaska Native foods provided and prepared by the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) elder program. Drum and Dance festivities accompany the luncheon. Dates TBA.

Winter Snow removal, summer yard work and chore services available to qualifying elders.

Please contact Sarah Benjamin for information on elder programs, 224-3118 ext.2 for more details.

Youth Program

The QNT Native Youth Olympics (NYO) team is open to all local youth grades 1st through 12th. Athletes learn traditional Alaska native sports such as the Seal Hop, the wrist carry and the Alaskan high kick. Athletes also have an opportunity to travel within the state to competitions and compete in the annual Seward invitational meet.

Junior Native Youth Olympics (JNYO) – 1st grade through 6th grade

JNYO Season is October through March
JNYO Practice is from 5:30pm through 6:30pm
practice is at the Seward Elementary
Senior Native Youth Olympics (SNYO) – 7th grade through 12th grade
SNYO Season is October through April
SNYO Practice starts: TBA
Location: TBA
Contact James Wardlow with questions and to enroll  224-3118 Ex:5

Tatitlek Cultural Week (Peksulineq)

The Peksulineq Festival, also called the Tatitlek Cultural Heritage Week, is an annual event hosted by the Native Village of Tatitlek that celebrates the traditional culture of the Chugach Region. It is open to local Seward youth grades 1-12.  All expenses are paid including transportation to and from the village, food, lodging and activities.  Activities include Alaska Native arts such as beading, carving and skin sewing, kayaking, traditional food preparation, drum and dance.  Please contact the QNT office about enrolling your child for next year, space is limited

Summer Youth Program

The summer youth program provides part time employment to youth ages 14-21. Work includes landscaping and yard work as well as helping tribal elders. Youth get the opportunity to interact with elders and tribal members and gain communication and job skills. Special projects are sometimes available. In past years QNT has partnered with the Forest Service to provide youth with summer work programs including trail work and back country archeological surveys.

Contact James Wardlow with questions (907) 224-3118 Ex:5


Traditional Art Classes

QNT offers traditional Alaska Native art classes in various disciplines such as carving, beading, skin sewing and traditional building. Classes are held weekly at the tribal office and are open to the public. Contact the office with questions or to sign up for the 2016-2017 program!

Annual Celebration of Healthy Lifestyles Picnic

Saturday June 3rd 2017

Native Drum and Dance,  Halibut cookout.

Free and Open to all