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‘Alaska Native values guide my work and life’

By Marleah Makpiaq LaBelle

Note: We love hearing from former staff and interns, and thought you might as well. Marleah LaBelle was an intern here in 2005-06.

I am a reflection of my family and ancestors. I am Sugpiaq and Iñupiaq and my ancestors called Alaska home for many generations.

News

New grants for therapeutic court, historic barn and more

A therapeutic court for Mat-Su families in crisis, a new roof for a Fairbanks homeless shelter and a portable health clinic for the eroding Northwest Alaska village of Kivalina were among 16 projects recently approved by the Rasmuson Foundation Board of Directors.

Current Events

DHAT attracts Lower 48 trainees

Lower 48 communities and tribes have noticed the success of Alaska's Dental Health Therapist Program and they are following Alaska's lead. Read about it in this week's post.

Initiative News

Time is now to address alcohol impacts

Lifelong Fairbanksan and Rasmuson Board member Jeff Cook cares a lot about the health of his community. That's why he lauds “Paths to Recovery: Solving Alaska’s alcohol problem,” a series of articles produced through the partnership of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner and Recover Alaska. Read his post.

Grantee Stories

Little Mikey

The Glory Hole shelter is a grungy, heartbreaking window into a reality we often ignore. There are people and stories here that lay bare all the ugliness the world has to offer; but more than that, you will find raw, palpable good.

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