The unincorporated Village of Tetlin (2015 pop. 120 AK DOL estimate) is home to the federally recognized Native Village of Tetlin tribe governed by its Indian Reorganization Act (IRA) Council.
The people of Tetlin are Upper Tanana Athabascans with approximately 400 members. The Village of Tetlin consists of 97.4% Alaska Native or part Native. The predominant lifestyle of Tetlin is traditional subsistence activities (i.e., hunting, fishing, harvesting). Employment is limited to government and some seasonal mining.
Tetlin is located within the federal Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge between Tetlin Lake and the Tanana River. About 20 miles southeast of Tok, Tetlin Village connects to the Alaska Highway by a small dirt road.
The Native Village of Tetlin has a Tribal Court that is presided over by Council member judges who enforce Tetlin's Code of Tribal Ordinances. Tetlin has a volunteer fire department and a permanently stationed Village Public Safety Officer supported by a Search and Rescue team of about 25 citizens. Alaska State Troopers are located in Tok, about 20 miles away.
Tetlin, Alaska is a dry tribal village that bans the sale and the importation of alcohol.
Famous Alaska Highway Road Sign
TETLIN VILLAGE COUNCIL
Mail: P.O. Box 797 Tetlin, AK 99780
Phn: (907) 883-2021
Fax: (907) 324-2131
ALASKA GATEWAY SCHOOL DISTRICT
P.O. Box 226 Tok, AK 99780
Phn: (907) 883-5151
Fax: (907) 883-5154
TETLIN VILLAGE CLINIC
P. O. Box 339 Tok, AK 99780
Phn: (907) 324-2151
TANANA CHIEFS CONFERENCE
122 1st Ave. Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phn: (907) 452-8251