FRTEP Advisory Council
Federally Recognized Tribes Extension Program of Tanana Chiefs Conference Advisory Council Members
1. Ed Sarten
Natural Resources Director
Background: Ed Sarten of Ruby is involved in a plethora of Natural Resources projects ranging from Fisheries management to community gardening. Ed is an agriculture enthusiast and raises bees, chickens, ducks, worms, and of course, vegetables.
3. Patricia Young
Tetlin Environmental Program
Background: Patricia Young has been tireless in helping Tetlin become more Environmentally conscious as well as self-sufficient. Patricia recently organized an Ethnobotany workshop with the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge, in conjunction with a gardening workshop that was taught.
2. Patrick Smith, Jr.,
Past 1st Chief of Minto
Background: As past Chief of Minto, Patrick has been involved in many projects, one of which has included a community garden. Patrick is currently serving on two Extension Advisory committees: Statewide Extension and the Tanana Chiefs Conference Extension Program.
4. Ed Alexandar
English Teacher at:
Background: Ed is a phenomenal school teacher whose passion for the Gwich’in language is evident. Ed is from Ft. Yukon and has taught in Arctic Village for the past year. Ed’s knowledge on reaching out to the youth in the TCC region is very valuable to the TCC/UAF FRTEP Youth Development projects.
5. Janet Bifelt
Tribal Administrator for Hudotl’eekkaak’e tribe
PO Box 45029
Hughes, AK 99745
Background: Janet is a catalyst for positive change in her community and is involved in a wide diversity of projects that benefit her community.