This site includes materials describing traditional
health, medicine and healing practices of Alaska Native people
and their applicability today. Anyone wishing
to contribute to this site is encouraged to contact the coordinator of the
Alaska Native Knowledge Network at (907) 474-1902, or send an email message
Culturally tailored postsecondary nutrition and health education curricula for indigenous populations
Excerpt: "In preparation for the initial offering of the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), Interior Aleutians Campus Rural Nutrition Services (RNS) program, a literature review was conducted to establish the need for the proposed program and to substantiate the methodology for delivering integrated, culturally tailored postsecondary education and extension to Alaska Natives and rural Alaskans. There was a striking absence of peer-reviewed journal articles describing culturally tailored postsecondary health curricula for indigenous populations."
Alaska SEARHC ALASKASIZE Workout Videos
This ALASKASIZE 10
minute and the 5
minute workout videos located
on You Tube were organized by a few adults, but the kids in the
did most of the work. They chose the movements such as berry
picking, walking in the muskeg, pulling in a net, chopping wood,
etc… We did add in the Tlingit directions for each movement so
that they heard and learned some of the language also.
ANTHC Store Outside Your Door Videos (YouTube)
These videos show how traditional Alaska Native food is harvested and prepared for gourmet cooking. The chefs travel statewide and consult with Elders and community members, and they demonstrate how to cook local food.
A Gathering: Growing Strong Together--United
We Will Make a Difference
This is an excerpt from a report written by Dixie Dayo,
past Alaska Native Knowledge Network Program Assistant
on her recent attendance at the
conference A Gathering: Growing Strong Together held in Kotzebue,
Alaska June 30 through July 3, 1997.
Composition of Nutritive Value of Alaskan Game
Health Careers in Alaska
Excerpt: "Health Careers in Alaska
offers pertinent information about pursuing a health career in
Alaska. The career guide is organized into tabs found above.
An overview of the information found in each tab is described
below. All information is updated on an annual basis and every
effort is made to publish accurate information. Should you find
an error in the information provided, please send staff an email
using the form to the left. We hope you find this site useful
in your search for health career information in Alaska."
Alaska Bio PREP
Excerpt: "Alaska BioPREP is a program funded by
a National Institutes of Health Science Education Partnership
Award (SEPA) and is designed to expand the experiences of our
Alaskan community of science educators and learners. To do this,
we provide biomedical research projects to high school students
and teachers, with an emphasis on Alaska Native and rural participants."
Alaska INBRE (IDeA Network for Biomedical Research
Excerpt: "INBRE is funded through the National Institutes of Health,
National Center for Research Resources to build biomedical research
capacity in Alaska. It focuses on environmental agents of disease
(toxicants and microbes) and basic cellular biology and supports
faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and undergraduate
students throughout Alaska. High-school and college programs support
urban and rural students, with emphasis on Alaska Natives."
Excerpt: "Southcentral Foundation is an Alaska Native-owned,
nonprofit health care organization serving nearly 60,000 Alaska
Native and American Indian people living in Anchorage, Matanuska-Susitna
Valley, and 60 rural villages in the Anchorage Service Unit."
Excerpt: "The Center for Addressing
Health Disparities through Research and Education (CAHDRE) brings
health career pathway programs together to create more opportunities
for Alaskans. An award from the National Center for Minority
Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD) to Alaska WWAMI Director
and Associate Dean Dennis Valenzeno created the first NIH-funded
Center of Excellence on UAA’s campus."
Excerpt: "RES-PECT was created to help local Alaskan
mental health agencies prepare staff to competently meet the
needs of the returning Alaska children who had previously been
placed in out-of-state residential or community based facilities."
Nitsitapiisinni - Stories and Spaces: Exploring
Kainai Plants and Culture
From the Galileo Educational Network: "Check out
the free webresource which features indigenous healing plants,
and music, and video interviews with elders. You will find over
40 complete digitized books and teacher planning resources and
links. Come explore the Kainai landscape with elder guides and
learn from the Kainai ways of knowing."
Juneau's Floyd Dryden Middle School Wolf Team Plant Projects
students on the 7th grade Wolf Team at Floyd
Dryden Middle School spent
the fall quarter of 1999-2000 studying local plants. They
studied characteristics of plants, how plants
are classified, and the
structure and function of plants. Students learned about
the traditional uses of plants from many
books and from a very
knowledgable Tlingit elder, Marie Olsen. Each students
collected plant specimens, pressed them, and made a plant book."
Native Elder Health Care Resource Center
The Native Elder Health Care Resource Center (NEHCRC), initially funded by
the Administration on Aging for a four-year period beginning February 1, 1994,
is a national resource center for older American Indians, Alaska Natives and
Native Hawaiians, with special emphasis on culturally competent health care.
for American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research
The National Center for American Indian and Alaska Native Mental
Health Research (NCAIANMHR), a program in the Department of Psychiatry,
is one of five minority group mental health research centers sponsored
by the National Institute of Mental Health, and is the only program of
this type in the country focusing specifically on American Indian and
Alaska Native populations.