Roy Huhndorf Awarded AFN Dr. Walter Soboleff Warriors of Light Award

Southcentral Foundation Board Member Roy Huhndorf was honored by the Alaska Federation of Natives with the Dr. Walter Soboleff Warriors of Light award on Oct. 20 during the annual convention.

The Warriors of Light award is named for the late doctor who was a Tlingit scholar, respected Elder, and religious leader. The AFN award recognizes an Alaska Native who uplifts and unifies our people.

Huhndorf was born in the village of Nulato and is of Yup’ik descent. He served in the U.S. Army and
moved to Anchorage after his service, where he became involved in the land claims settlement.

In her nomination of Huhndorf, CIRI President and CEO Sophie Minich said, “Roy Huhndorf is that
rare individual who combines visionary thinking with sharp intellect and a big heart to improve the
lives of Alaska Native people. The leadership he provided and the decisions he guided have helped
to change thousands of lives and generation will benefi t from his contributions.”

Huhndorf was elected to serve on the initial board of incorporators for CIRI in 1972. He now serves
as chairman emeritus for the CIRI Board of Directors, serving a total of 40 years on the board and 20
years as the president/CEO. In addition to serving on the board for Southcentral Foundation, he has
served as co-chair for the Alaska Federation of Natives, and as director for the University of Alaska
Board of Regents, United Way, and other organizations.

SCF Hosts Basketball Camp for Youth

Southcentral Foundation is hosting the 2017 basketball camp on August 14-17. This full day camp will pair customer-owners, age 14-18 years old, with SCF leadership and basketball professionals. Special guests include Jesse LeBeau, Troy Justice, Matt Conboy, and Matt Carle, who will lead the participants in honing their basketball skills, while guests such as Miss Alaska Alyssa London will share her story about finding her motivation. SCF’s own Chris Bryant and the SCF Health Education will be there to make sure the day is full of fun physical activities.  Lunch will be provided each day, as the camp is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,  and campers who may need an additional snacks are encouraged to bring them. Parents and family of the campers are welcome to join the closing speaker each day at 4 p.m.  This exciting camp is free, but space is limited. To join, the application and waiver form must be completed and submitted prior to the first day of camp. For more information, email SCFbasketballcamp@southcentralfoundation.com.