Winter & Spring 2017 – Message from the Board President

Going Forward with Purpose and Partners by Jacqueline Dailey As with many organizations throughout the state, RurAL CAP too, has experienced a renewed sense...
Sitka. Photo by Angela Gonzlaez

Winter & Spring 2017 – Message from the CEO

Looking Forward by Dr. Gary Ferguson I have always been drawn to RurAL CAP’s vision of Healthy People, Sustainable Communities, and Vibrant Cultures. Being...
The increasing popularity of kuspuk making and use has given rise to contests statewide. Andrea Hurley, her mother, Matrona “Muncuaq” Javier and daughter, Alannah Hurley, join in a fun kuspuk contest at the 2011 Rural Providers’ Conference in Dillingham. Photo by Joie Millett

Winter & Spring 2017 – Kuspuk – An All Around Useful Alaska Garment

Kuspuks are a beautiful display of Alaska Native culture and traditions. There are many techniques, designs, and ways to showcase and sell kuspuks and...
Herion Use in Alaska

Winter & Spring 2017 – What You Need to Know About Heroin

Thank you to the Tanana Chiefs Conference for allowing us to share their information about heroin. Heroin: What You Need to Know In recent...
Left-right: Kyle Worl, Janelle Carl, Anna Vanasse, Theo Edwards III, Andre Simon, Anthony Adams, Sheila Randazzo, Kristy Simon, Aaron Tolen, Chanel Simon, Dawn Randazzo, Laurie Lolnitz, Hillary Sinnok and Piiyuuk Shields. Photo by Angela Gonzalez

Winter & Spring 2017 – Giving Thanks Dance Festival and Potluck

A number of events were held throughout Alaska in honor of Native American/Alaska Native Heritage Month in November. The University of Alaska-Anchorage (UAA) Native...
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Fall 2016 – Message from the Board President

Importance of Voting by Jacqueline Dailey Your voice matters. The Alaska Native vote is more important than ever. Whether it’s a policy you want...
Yukon Kuskokwim Delta Elder Mentors at a RurAL CAP training in Bethel (from left to right). Back row: Anna Fancyboy (Pilot Station), Hanna Alexie (Tuluksak), Marie Napoka (Tuluksak), Liza Changsak (Russian Mission) and Sarah Tikiun (Tuluksak). Middle row: Barbara Tinker (Russian Mission), Ida Williams (Lower Kalskag), Henrietta Long (Hooper Bay), Anutka Nickoli (Russian Mission) and Sandra Kozevnikoff (Russian Mission). Front row: Malaya Dayrit (student intern), Noah Alexie (Tuluksak) and Moses Littlefish (Lower Kalskag). Photo by Jan Abbott

Fall 2016 – Elder Mentors – Strengthening Communities Across the YK Delta

By Janet Hall, Communications Director* Elder Mentors have been improving children’s success in Head Start classrooms and other community settings across Alaska for more...

Fall 2016 – Division of Juvenile Justice Grant Report

By Amy Modig, Community Wellness Coordinator It was an honor to have worked with eight communities in creative and caring projects. Some were long...

Fall 2016 – Sacred Rites of Passage Training Held in Anchorage

In Partnership with Gathering of Native Americans by Angela Gonzalez, Communications Coordinator In August, RurAL CAP’s Resource Basket hosted a Sacred Rites of Passage training...
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Fall 2016 – RurAL CAP AmeriCorps Recruitment

RurAL CAP is recruiting for our 2017 RAY (Resilient Alaska Youth) AmeriCorps teams. AmeriCorps Members are recruited locally and work to support community youth...