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Congratulations to Winners of Inaugural Indigedance Challenge

Congratulations to the Alaska Native dance group Acilquq on winning the inaugural Indigedance Challenge at the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention. In all,  twelve teams competed for the top honor in the challenge sponsored by Southcentral Foundation. The preliminaries were held at the Nuka Learning and Wellness Center, with four teams advancing to the semi-finals at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center.  The finalists danced in front of hundreds gathered on the final day of AFN.  Acilquq took home the $10,000 grand prize, the Yurapik Drummers and Dancers came in second, and the Friendship Dancers took third place. Dr. Katherine Gottlieb, SCF’s President/CEO, presented the grand prize to Aciliquq, who performed for a delegation from Aotearoa, New Zealand at the AFN banquet.

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Southcentral Foundation Hosts Visitors in Town to Learn About the Nuka System of Care

Each fall, Southcentral Foundation receives an increase of requests for site visits and facility tours to be given for U.S. government representatives and prospective grantors.

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Alaska Railroad Helps Funders Experience Alaska

Trees fly by in a whir as the mountains rise up from the encroaching horizon, the scene is electric; conversations are charged with the beauty of the landscape as old friends connect and new friends meet.

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Partners Share Integration of the Nuka System of Care

Southcentral Foundation hosted its 7th Annual Nuka System of Care Conference in Anchorage, Alaska, June 19–23 at the Alaska Native Health Campus.

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Southcentral Foundation Assumes Alaska Cleft Lip and Palate Program

The State of Alaska Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic was assumed by Southcentral Foundation in October 2016.

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How Medicaid Expansion Impacts Our Health Care

Southcentral Foundation is committed to providing high-quality services, supporting family wellness, and embracing shared responsibility.

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Working to Reduce Childhood Obesity in Alaska

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. According to the State of Alaska Division of Public Health: one in every three Alaska kids is overweight or obese; obese children are more likely to grow up to be obese adults than children who are not obese; obese children and adults are more likely to suffer from chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and certain cancers during their lifetimes.

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Native Men’s Wellness Program: Three Years Strong

Southcentral Foundation’s Native Men’s Wellness Program supports men dedicated to changing their circumstances by embracing a new level of accountability, determined and set by individual participants.

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Traditional Healing Clinic Celebrates 20 Years of Service

Alaska Native people know that traditional ways of healing are effective. For years, Southcentral Foundation has explored the traditional wisdom of Elders and studied the healing approaches that Alaska Native people have practiced for generations.

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Summer Internship Lays Foundation for Success

It has been 21 years since Southcentral Foundation’s RAISE program graduated its first student interns. On Aug. 4, RAISE celebrated another 69 students who completed the program.