Tribe takes action to protect non-smokers
Nunakauyak Traditional Council passed a Smokefree Tribal Workplace Resolution in the village of Toksook Bay on Aug. 7. The resolution was adopted as a concrete measure to protect the health and welfare of tribal members, employees, and children from the harmful effects of second hand smoke exposure. This resolution followed on the heels of the October 2011 AFN Resolution 11-51, which tribal delegates heavily supported statewide smokefree workplaces. The unanimous vote by the Nunakauyak Traditional Council showed its firm commitment to protect the health of all.