Time may wash away footprints, but it is important to remember where we came from and how we got here. We cherish the knowledge we learned from Elders — those who have fought battles and endured hardships, those who took the time to sit down with us and share.

After achieving 20 months of sobriety, James Shelton, manager of Southcentral Foundation’s Soldier’s Heart Program, has regained his humor and has been able to rebuild a positive relationship with his wife and two daughters. This powerful transformation is a result of his experience with the Soldier’s Heart Program.

Southcentral Foundation receives visitors year-round and is proud to showcase its state-of-the-art facilities and the Nuka System of Care. This summer, SCF welcomed Jan Kennedy from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust. Kennedy toured SCF with President/CEO Katherine Gottlieb. For nearly two decades, the Murdock Trust has partnered with SCF helping to achieve whole-person wellness.

Members of the Seva Foundation visited Southcentral Foundation and the C’eyiits’ Hwnax Life House Community Health Center, mid-September. While visiting Optometry and Anchorage Native Primary Care Center, they were able to see how the Nuka System of Care is applied in a variety of settings.

giugig is the first Tribal entity in the United States to be issued a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission hydrokinetic pilot project license. The license allowed Igiugig Village Council and Ocean Renewable Power Corporation to install the unique sustainable energy solution, RivGen® Power System, in the Kvichak River in July.

Southcentral Foundation mourns the loss of Dr. Donald A.B. Lindberg who served as the director of the National Library of Medicine for more than 30 years. A pioneer in applying computers to health care, Dr. Lindberg led the effort to computerize NLM’s holdings making them accessible to researchers around the globe.

t’s a special time of year — where thousands of Alaskans gather to meet up with friends, learn about issues affecting their families, and hear from those making a positive impact in the Alaska Native Community.

Ask your friends and family if they are okay. Connection is the solution. Relating to those who are suicidal and helping them through the challenges they are facing is crucial to supporting loved ones through crisis. If you are experiencing thoughts of suicide, speak out and connect with those around you; don’t carry the weight alone. Mental health is part of overall wellness.

Alaska leads the nation in domestic violence. More than half of Alaska’s women have experienced either domestic or sexual violence. Every Alaskan regardless of age, race, culture, or status deserves to live free from harm and fear of domestic violence. Every year, Southcentral Foundation highlights the work of the Family Wellness Warriors Initiative, a program established by President/CEO Katherine Gottlieb in 1999.

Southcentral Foundation’s Native Men’s Wellness Program is dedicated to improving the health of Alaska Native and American Indian men through events and training that address the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of their lives.