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Our mission is to support Alaska Native communities and service providers as they grow healthy, successful and culturally connected Alaska Native Youth.

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2021 Events

  • July 20-22:  Native Pathways Summer of Success Virtual Camp
  • July 21-23:  10th Annual Virtual National Native Harm Reduction Summit
  • July 27-29:  Virtual 22nd National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect
  • August 3-5: Week 1 of 2 – Alaska Circle Keeper’s Training
  • August 3:  (ACT Part 1 of 2)  Helping Alaska Youth Thrive: How Can We Help?
  • August 4: Ask the Expert: Understanding Addiction Related Implicit Bias
  • August 5:  (ACT Part 2 of 2)  Helping Alaska Youth Thrive: How Can We Help?
  • August 10-12: Week 2 of 2 – Alaska Circle Keeper’s Training
  • August 17-19: 38th Annual Alaska Tribal Court Conference
  • August 17-20: 16th Annual Government-to-Government Violence Against Women Tribal Consultation
  • August 27:  Youth Mental Health First Aid Training

Wellness Through Storytelling

Spotlight on You!

Joyful cultural photos or video clips needed!

Hey Tribal youth and elders! What cultural item is giving you joy in a pandemic? Send us your photo or a short video clip and your story will be featured in our website and upcoming August newsletter “Wellness Through Storytelling”.  Submit your beautiful and unique responses to Laura Knapp, Community Outreach Coordinator, Resource Basket at

Need An Example?

Laura has provided a short video clip  as an example for tribal youth and elder to follow.  Jump rope is her cultural item because they were first documented in China about 1,500 years ago.  Jump roping is how she choose to cope during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Media Release:  Waiver Form

Please read and sign the RurAL CAP media waiver form before submitting your work. 

If you’re under 18 years of age, please remember to ask permission from your parent(s) or legal guardian(s) before submitting an image and/or video.  Once you’ve prepared your best, it’s time for the fun stuff –  sharing your success with the community.  

Submit by Friday, July 23, 2021!

Community of Practice

Resources & Webinars

The Resource Basket is not a direct service provider.   We are here to provide helpful links to connect parents, families, caregivers and the community at large with the resources needed to protect Alaska Native youth and strengthen Alaska’s tribal communities.  Click on the following image icons to get the full resources on each supporting topics.

Adverse Childhood Experiences

Alcoholism & FASD

Calricaraq Workshop

Circle Facilitator

Circle Peacemaking

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Domestic Violence

Healthy Teen Relationships

LGBTQIA & Two-Spirit People

Mindfulness 2020

Racism Talk


Suicide Prevention

Teen Speak

Tobacco Prevention

Trainings & Webinars


Spotlight on You!

Read inspiring success stories of individuals and tribal youth programs helping youth become healthy, successful adults. 

Connor Has Pride

(June 2021) Connor Ulmer brings heritage of pride, embracing June as LGBTQ and Two-Spirit month with courage and strength.

Read Story

Spotlight on Rebekah

(May 2021) Rebekah Contreras shares her story of hope during COVID-19 in recognition of May Mental Health Awareness Month.

Read Story

Keet Kids Run

(March 2021) Parents and guardians of program participants were grateful to have Keet Kids Run as an option for their children this year.

Read Story

More Storytelling

(2013-Now) Read more inspiring stories from people all across Alaska.

More Storytelling

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