No Immediate Effect of Shutdown on Ketchikan Group

The government shutdown hasn't had an immediate effect on the Ketchikan Indian Community.

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by Associated Press

KETCHIKAN- The government shutdown hasn't had an immediate effect on the Ketchikan Indian Community.


Most of its funding was secured before the fiscal year.


But interim administrator Arlene Dilts-Jackson says the shutdown can't go on too long before they begin to worry about continuing programs.


The Ketchikan Indian Community provides services like health care, housing and workforce development to more than 5,700 Alaska Natives and American Indian members. Funding comes from the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs and Indian Health Services.


The few federal health care employees working with the Ketchikan group are either not on furlough or are working without pay.