The Administrative Assistant is Christopher Maines. He is the first person that will greet you as you walk into the Curyung Tribal Offices. As the Administrative Assistant Chris assists Tribal Members and others with various applications, faxes and copies, tribal cards, and anything else that is needed. He also assists the Tribal Administrator and other Curyung Tribal Council Staff with their programs. (See the Application tab for a complete listing of applications avaliable.)
Christopher Maines has been employed by the Bristol Bay Native Association for eight years working for the Curyung Tribal Council as the Administrative Assistant/Tribal Clerk. Over that time period he has continued to assist staff and maintain the office for the betterment of our tribal members which is now over 2800 members.
Christopher is available to assist tribal members as they enter the door and with faxes, tribal cards, housing applications, scattered sites applications, tribal membership enrollment, tribal verifications, tribal court petitions, or finding any additional services that may be applicable to them.
Christopher issues the Curyung Tribal Council tribal membership I.D. cards. These I.D. cards are accepted as a form of identification for such institutes as a Bank, Medical Health Services, and Air transportation. As of 2011 they are also accepted by the Social Security Administration.
The Bristol Bay Housing Authority, Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation, Alaska Native Medical Center, Indian Health Services, Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation, Bristol Bay Native Association, Bristol Bay Native Corporation, various School Districts, Colleges, and Vocational Schools require Tribal membership verification in several different forms. It is my responsibility to provide proof of tribal enrollment to any institute or organization that requires it to obtain services.
Christopher assists tribal members in our community in Public Assistance applications, Housing applications, B.B.N.A. General Assistance forms and BBEDC residency forms. For tribal members outside of the community I find information in their areas that will allow them to get their tribal benefits and assistance. I always keep myself up to date on as many programs as possible nationwide so I can assist our members without hesitation.
Other job duties include assisting all program managers (Tribal Chiefs, Tribal Administrator, Tribal Children Service Worker, Housing, Environmental Coordinator, Accountant, Tribal Court, and on a needed basis for filing, typing, creating filing systems, organize offices, making copies, faxing, postings, regular monthly meeting council packets, taking and transcribing minutes for the Curyung Tribal Council Meeting, ordering supplies, checking, sorting, and distributing mail, and any other duties as assigned.