Tlingit & Haida Hires Browne as TANF Manager
The Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska (Tlingit & Haida) is pleased to announce the hire of Misty Browne as Manager of the 477 Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) department.
In this position, Browne oversees the daily management of the TANF department which provides financial assistance to families while emphasizing work participation, education, family stability, and responsibility to increase self-sufficiency and gainful employment for Alaska Natives and American Indians in Southeast Alaska. She is also responsible for the budget development and monitoring processes, preparation of required financial and narrative reports, implementation of policies and procedures, and the successful use of the Tribal D client data management system.
Browne has an extensive background in the field. She has earned both an associate’s and a bachelor’s in psychology. Her career in social work, eventually leading to administration, began in 2005 as a direct service provider for a children’s mental health organization. She eventually went on to hold positions with the State Courts, Division of Public Assistance and then with the Tribe under the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) and the 477 Divisions.
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50 Years of ANSCA
Fifty years ago, as the Watergate scandal swirled around then-President Richard Nixon, he signed into law the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA). It was the largest land claims settlement in the nation’s history and a stark departure from agreements forced on Tribes in the Lower 48.