Rural Providers' Conference

July 8-12, 2019

The RPC is a cultural celebration of the Alaska Native Sobriety Movement – an opportunity to share information, address substance abuse, support recovery and promote wellness. 

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36th Annual Rural Providers' Conference

  • July 8-12, 2019
  • Location:  Alaska Pacific University (APU)  – 4101 University Dr. Anchorage, AK 99508

The theme of this year’s conference is “Spreading the Light Through Trusting Our Traditions”.

[Courtesy of the KTVA Channel 11 News]

About RPC 2019

The Rural Providers’ Conference (RPC) is an annual gathering designed by rural Alaskans who are substance abuse service providers, youth, Elders and family members interested in celebrating and encouraging the continual growth of the Alaska Native Sobriety Movement. The RPC embraces and unites traditional Alaska Native knowledge and modern treatment and prevention methods to find solutions for alcohol and drug abuse. The conference features ceremonies, talking circles and cultural events. Workshops and general sessions are geared toward clinicians working with rural Alaskans, those in recovery, as well as Elders, youth, and other adults.

Youth Ages 12 and up are welcome to attend the Youth Track!

Save the Date

Please invite!


Evening Events

Tuesday, July 9

  • Potluck and dance
  • Please bring a potluck dish to share
  • Featuring Mt. Susitna Singers, Sleeping Lady Inter tribal Drum Group

Wednesday, July 10

  • Fashion/Talent show
  • Everyone welcome!
  • For sign up and details:  Contact Shirley Holmberg at or call (907) 691-6188 

Thursday, July 11

  • Sobriety Celebration dance


  • Lodging at APU campus dorm room – $25 per person/night.
  • Linens will NOT be provided


  • Routes 10, 20 and 55 stop at the providence and Elmore Bus Top. 
  • APU is approximately 5 minutes East of the Bus Stop.


  • Eligibility and application form:  Contact Bridget McCleskey, event coordinator
  • E-MAIL (preferred method):
  • PHONE:   (800)  478-7227

Youth Track Agenda

What’s Happening

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Ticket Information

Ticket Type

FREE (including onsite registration):

  • Youth (ages 14-18)
  • Elder (over age 60)
  • Presenters
  • Volunteers

Other Costs

  • $75 –  Early Registration (by July 3rd)
  • $100 (not yet started) –  Onsite Registration Adult (beginning July 8, 2019)
  • $150 – Exhibitor (you MUST complete an exhibit form to secure your table)   conference coordinator a to obtain your form.
  • $120 – Vendor/Artisan

Due July 3rd:  Exhibitor and vendor/artisan must contact Bridget McCleskey, conference coordinator at to obtain your form.


Come Join Us!

Please register today at:

Event Location:  APU campus

Get Involved - Volunteer!

The Rural Providers’ Conference would not be made possible without all the volunteers.  You can help today!

FREE admission for all volunteers!

The 2019 RPC is hosted by the Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (RurAL CAP). 


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This project was supported by Award No. 2016-TY-FX-K001 awarded to the Rural Community Action Program Alaska Native Youth Training and Technical Assistance Project, by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs.

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