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1 2004 Rural Providers Conference Climbing the Mountain of Sobriety and Hope Ing imen mayurluta surceturluta

2 2004 Rural Providers Conference Dedication The Community of Seward, the Qutekcak Native Tribe and The Rural Providers Conference Honor Esther Ronne Mrs. Ronne is one of the founding members of the Qutekcak Native Tribe (QNT) and she has served on its Council since its inception. She is currently a representative for QNT on the Chugachmiut Board of Directors. Esther has a long history with the Chugachmiut Board of Directors; she served as Chairperson for eight years. She also represents the Chugach region on the Anchorage Service Unit Native Health Board and has held the Secretary position in the past. Mrs. Ronne also held the seat of commissioner of the Chugach Regional Resource Commission. Employed for many years, including five years as a social worker with the State of Alaska Division of Family and Youth Services, Mrs. Ronne has a broad overview of social problems within the Seward area. The Tribe and the community of Seward are intensely proud of Esther and thankful for her years of caring service to the community. Thank you, Esther!!!

3 2004 Rural Providers Conference Table of Contents Introduction... 2 Sponsors, Statewide Planners and Committee Members... 3 Agenda... 4 Opening Ceremonies... 8 General Session Keynoters...9 Workshops...12 Youth Track...18 Culture Camp Staking Ceremony Mahina Rapu, a special guest from the Easter Islands, honors conference Elders with leis. Editor/Graphic Designer: Janice Berry Photographs: Brian Connors, Ellen Kazary, Christine Goepfert, Janice Berry RPC Logo Design: Monica Anderson Pictured on Cover(l-r): Jovena Salas, 2, (Tyonek), Glenda Francis, Bruce and Evan Chunak (Pilot Station), Agnes Lewis (Kwigillingok)

4 Introduction The Rural Providers Conference (RPC) is an annual gathering of 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 methods in the battle against alcohol and drug abuse. The conference f e a t u r e s ceremonies, talking circles and cultural e v e n t s. Workshops and group sessions are geared toward clinicians and the lay public as well as those in recovery. This year marks the RPC s 21st year uniting people from all over the state. A new element was added to this year s conference - Culture Camp - to demonstrate the many traditional customs that survive and help keep communities healthy. Since its formation in 1984, when 60 participants gathered at Camp Carroll in Anchorage, the Rural Providers Conference has grown significantly. It has traveled to 11 different Alaskan communities, each of which hosted the conference for two years. The RPC s second year in Seward hosted 400 participants. Most arrived by car, train or bus as there is no regular air service in Seward. The Native community in Seward and the surrounding area is partially Marian Estelle, RurAL CAP RPC Coordinator and Melanee Stevens, Seward RPC Coordinator, Qutekcak Tribe composed of descendants of the Alutiiq village of Qutekcak. The current Native population in Seward also includes descendants of early 20th century Native hunters, traders and fisherman, joined by orphans raised in the Jesse Lee Home or people with tuberculosis from the Sanitarium. The 2000 U.S. Census lists Seward as having over 700 Native residents, out of a total population of 2,733. RPC attendees received credit for their participation in the conference: Professional Certification Credit for up to 20 hours of Alcohol Counselor Certification was approved by the Alaska Commission for Chemical Dependency Professionals Certification (ACCDPC). Licensed Social Workers, Licensed Counselors and Psychologists could also receive up to 20 hours, including six hours each of Alaska Native cross-cultural studies and of substance abuse training. University of Alaska Fairbanks Credit Academic credit was available through UAF Rural Human Services. Attendance of a minimum of 14 hours of conference sessions and completion of a final written exercise was required Rural Providers Conference

5 Sponsors The 2004 RPC was made possible by the generous financial support of the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, Division of Behavioral Health, the Alaska Department of Community and Economic Development, and the following generous sponsors: AVTEC Alaska Railroad Corporation Chugachmiut Cook Inlet Tribal Council GCI Providence Seward Medical & Wesley Care Center Qutekcak Native Tribe RurAL CAP Seward Chamber of Commerce Vanta Schafer, Acting Seward Mayor RPC Statewide Planners and Committee Members Darleen Beltz, Alaska Division of Behavioral Health Joseph Cantil, ANTHC Barbara Erickson, AVTEC Patrick Hayes, SeaView Community Services Gladys Johnson, YKHC Inhalant Program Vivian Johnson, AVCP Linda Joule, Kotzebue IRA Julia Kanuk, YKHC Susan LaBelle, Chugachmiut Randy Madigan, Alaska Division of Behavioral Health Rick McCafferty, Alaska Division of Corrections Katherine McConkey, Copper River Native Association Diane McRae, Qutekcak Tribe Diane McRae, Qutekcak Native Tribe Doug Modig, Gathering of Eagles Gregory Moses, Alaska Community Services, Inc. Gail Pass, First Alaskans Institute Priscilla Peele, Sitka Tribes of Alaska Social Services Department Kris Purdy-Marks, Providence Alaska, Wesley Care Center Greg Rochon, North Slope Borough, Health Department Shannon Sommer, CITC Melanee Stevens, Qutekcak Native Tribe Liz Sunnyboy, YKHC Gretchen Vanderbilt, North Star Health Clinic, Chugachmuit Seward, Alaska 3

6 Agenda Opening Day - Monday, June 7, :00 PM Conference Registration at AVTEC Student Recreation Center Opening Reception, hosted by GCI in AVTEC Student Lounge 7:00 PM OPENING CEREMONIES Moderator: Kenny Blatchford Opening Drumming by the Midnight Sun Drum Group Opening Blessing by Kenny Blatchford Color Guard - Seward Boy Scouts Welcoming Remarks: Alaska Vocational Technical Center Dick Harrell, Instructional Administrator City of Seward Acting Mayor Vanta Shafer Seward Chamber of Commerce Rick Blythe, Board President Qutekcak Native Tribe Diane McRae, Vice President Chugachmiut Patrick Anderson, Executive Director GCI Anna Sattler, Rural Coordinator Providence Seward Medical & Wesley Care Center Kathleen Kloster, Administrator RurAL CAP Jonathon Solomon, Board of Directors Recognition of Elders Recognition of Esther Ronne Recognition of Mitch Seavey Welcome Video by Governor Frank Murkowski KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Patrick Anderson, President/ CEO, Chugachmiut Drum Song by Willard Jackson Sr. Recognition of conference hosts and staff roles by Brian Connors, RurAL CAP Community Development Division Director Overview of the Conference and Announcements Closing Blessing We come to conferences like this to bear our soul...we need to talk about it if we want to make a difference. Willard Jackson, Sr Rural Providers Conference

7 Tuesday, Day 2 - June 8, :00 AM Registration continued 8:30 Daily Presenters and Speakers Meeting, AVTEC Library 9:00 General Session moderated by Kenny Blatchford Opening Blessing Housekeeping and Announcements AVTEC Presentation by Darryl Deeter Prayer and Song by special guest, Mahina Rapu, Easter Islands Story of Recovery Willard Jackson Sr. Keynote Address Ted Hethcote, Southcentral Foundation s Family Wellness Warrior Initiatives 10:15 Break 10:30 Youth Track Culture Camp 10:30 Adult Workshop Sessions: Agenda Kenny Blatchford, General Session Moderator Noon Lunch Wednesday, Day 3 - June 9, :00 AM Registration continued 8:30 Daily Presenters and Speakers Meeting, AVTEC Library 9:00 General Session moderated by Kenny Blatchford Opening Blessing Housekeeping and Announcements Youth Presenter Eunice Tugatuk, Togiak Story of Recovery II Willard Jackson Sr., Ketchikan Keynote Address Harold Gatensby, Whitehorse 10:15 Break The Healing Power of Fatherhood Healing from Cultural Grief Boarding Schools and Other Residential Institutions The Power of Community Healing: Tebughna Challenge Sniffing Up Trouble Inhalants and Kids 1:15 PM Adult Workshop Sessions: Becoming Whole through Spirituality Treatment Camps Incorporating Cultural Values The Impact of Abuse Wellness Begins With You Building on a Firm Foundation Assessing Your Community s Readiness Part I 1:15 Youth Track Adventure Based Activities 3:00 Culture Camp All Ages 4:30 Open Mic 5:30 Community Pot Luck, Culture Share 8:00 Movie: Smoke Signals 8:00 12 Step Meeting Wesley Care Center, 1st and Madison Streets Seward, Alaska 5

8 Agenda 10:30 Youth Track Culture Camp Adult Workshop Sessions: Integrated Services and the Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders Department of Corrections: A New Day for Collaboration Breaking the Silence, Strengthening the Spirit the Story of a Heroic Inupiat Family and their Response to HIV/AIDS Hope Within Our Reach Noon Lunch at Culture Camp 1:15 Adult Workshop Sessions: Suicide and the Journey that Heals Peacemaking Circles, a Way of Life Teeykat.aa Cultural Justice Spirit Camp and Healing Center Project The New Face of HIV in Alaska: Stigma, Shame and Fear in Relationships and Sexuality Building on a Firm Foundation Assessing Your Community s Readiness Part II 1:15 Youth Track Adventure Based Activities 2:00 Qutekcak Native Tribe s New Facility Grand Opening 3:00 Culture Camp All Ages 3:00 AVTEC Tour 4:30 Open Mic 5:30 Dinner 7:00 Movies: Whale Rider, Miracle 8:00 12 Step Meeting Wesley Care Center Thursday, Day 4, June 10, :00 AM Registration continued 8:30 Daily Presenters and Speakers Meeting 9:00 General Session moderated by Kenny Blatchford Opening Blessing by Gary Ten Bear Housekeeping and Announcements AVTEC Presentation by Rachel James Motivational words from Irene Katchatag Keynote Addresses by Alaskan Youth: Maxie Wasillie, Newhalen; Doug Inga, Kodiak/Big Lake; Eric Andrew, Tuntututliak; LaToya Walker, Anchorage 10:15 Break 10:30 Family Size Cross Generational Discussion Groups Noon Lunch 1:15 PM Adult Workshop Sessions: Early Decisions FASD Prevention Curriculum: Fill Up Your Tool Box! Learning about Ourselves Traditional Healing Opening the Doors to Grieving Charlie and Doug Modig Oxford House Re-entry into the Community for People in Recovery Building on a Firm Foundation Assessing Your Community s Readiness Part III Rural Providers Conference

9 1:15 Youth Track Native Youth Olympics 3:00 Culture Camp All Ages 4:30 Open Mic 5:30 Dinner 7:00 Movie: Smoke Signals, Business of Fancy Dancing 8:00 Dance (Live Band) Premium Blend Music for all ages 8:00 12 Step Meeting Wesley Care Center Agenda Closing Ceremonies - Friday, Day 5, June 11, :30 AM Breakfast Gathering Men s Talking Circle Library Women s Talking Circle AVTEC Gym 10:00 General Session Moderators: Stakeholders Opening Blessing Housekeeping and Announcements Address: Bill Hogan, Director, State Division of Behavioral Health CLOSING CEREMONIES Stakeholders: Amy and Doug Modig Randy Mayo and Violet Hunt Ed and Priscilla Peele Tom and Jennifer Young Reggie and Linda Joule Theresa and John Pingayak Amanda Peele There are 450 kids in residential facilities out of state - 40% of them are Native. We need your help getting them home. It s our number one priority, said Bill Hogan in his closing ceremony speech. Invitation to the Rural Providers Conferences from Ruth Wally Richardson, Bethel Color Guard - Seward Boy Scouts Closing Prayer 12:00 PM Adjourn Conference The whole conference was excellent in many ways. I really felt like I was in a very close knit family. I really liked the workshops. RPC Participant Seward, Alaska 7

10 Opening Ceremonies Opening ceremonies began Monday evening with drumming by the Midnight Sun Drum Group from Ninilchik. Jonathon Solomon, of Fort Yukon, longtime member of the Rural Alaska Community Action Program (RurAL CAP) Board of Directors, shared a story about a board meeting 21 years ago. I had to be the chair for that meeting because the regular guy was out drunk and I was only half drunk. There was this long-haired kid that wanted to be on our agenda and he wouldn t go away and I thought that the sooner we got through the agenda the sooner I could get back to the bar, so we let him in. An hour and a half later, we funded his project. (He was talking about RPC Stakeholder Doug Modig.) That first staking ceremony had very few participants, but Jonathan was there. He made a pledge of sobriety and has now been sober for 21 RPC years! I will have you marching with me as we raise our sons and daughters into responsible adults, Patrick Anderson declared during opening ceremonies of this year s RPC. Jonothan Solomon, Ft. Yukon, RurAL CAP Board Member Patrick Anderson, President/CEO of Chugachmiut, gave the evening keynote address. He began by introducing himself by his traditional name, Daakudein, from the Thunderbird clan. He is Tlingit and Alutiiq and grew up in Cordova. He spoke of how alcohol abuse affected his family. He also reminisced about growing up without his father. He reestablished their relationship when he went to visit him one summer as a teenager. It filled a hole in my heart that had been empty for many years. Anderson has identified what he thinks will make a positive difference in the lives of many Alaska Natives. The Fatherhood Movement will take root in Chugachmiut s new program called Alaska Native Fathers Matter. Anderson s idea is to use responsible fathers to train and mentor those who do not take responsibility. We have to change one father at a time. We have to save one child at a time. He also wants to work with responsible mothers to bring fathers back into their kids lives. The evening was rounded out with brief addresses from important RPC sponsors and partners, including recognition of Esther Ronne (see inside front cover) and Mitch Seavey, a thirdgeneration Seward dog musher and first time winner of the 2004 Iditarod. Opening ceremonies concluded with Willie Jackson, Sr. performing a spirit-filled song Rural Providers Conference

11 General Session Keynoters Tuesday, June 8th Willard Jackson Sr., Ketchikan, is a clan leader (Brown Bear), warrior, and Vietnam veteran. He began Part One, of his Story of Recovery with stories of growing up in Saxman, the seventh of 14 children in his family. Jackson described a father who was violent, verbally abusive and abused alcohol. Jackson stated that he is celebrating 14 years sober. Before his recovery he admitted that he was a very angry man and was in and out of jail during a 28-year period. His road to recovery began in 1990 when, while in prison, the judge gave him a chance to go to rehab near Seattle, Washington. His mother and brothers came to visit and encouraged him to do traditional dances and sing with them. They brought regalia for him to wear and he s been dancing ever since. If you re in recovery, one of your greatest assets is that you re Alaska Native, was Jackson s message regarding the wealth of Native people s song, language and history. Willard Jackson, Sr., Ketchikan Ted Hethcote presented his Family Wellness Warrior Initiative program at Southcentral Foundation. He began by recognizing that Willard s story is a compelling example of how a man can take responsibility and leadership within his family. He stood in front of the entire audience and said, I don t have a history. I don t know who I am or where I come from. He spoke of being unable to trace his family s history due to broken ties and lack of communication. Hethcote remarked that he recognizes how important it is for people to know or understand themselves and how far the people in the room have come in gaining that understanding for their sobriety. Hethcote said he admired the conference theme (Hope for the Future through the Wisdom of Our Past). So much history and hope for the future...don t let go of who you are and what you have...every one of you know who you are! Hethcote asked that Willard return to the stage and he looked into his eyes and thanked him, as one father and grandfather to another. Ted Hethcote, Southcentral Foundation Seward, Alaska 9

12 General Session Keynoters Wednesday, June 9th Eunice Tugatuk, Togiak, spoke to the parents in the audience and asked them to praise the positive things that youth do. She asked that they stop saying you should have done this and spend more time listening. Willard Jackson Sr., who had been praising youth and talking about parents getting involved with their children, called Eunice back to the stage to honor her to a standing ovation from the crowd, and presented her with a heart neckpiece that he was wearing - a true example of making a difference in youths lives, one youth at a time. Willard Jackson, Sr. continued his very powerful Story of Recovery, informing conference participants that he is a single parent of three sons and a daughter. He described the recovery process and his reaction to the treatment program. Jackson said a simple program became complicated when he came to the 12 step program. He was not comfortable at first with the we as a group concept. He wanted to rewrite the whole program because they weren t focused on him. Jackson revealed that in 1990, during dark times, he attempted suicide for the last time. The road to recovery included many counseling and anger management sessions. When I first sobered up, it was a long journey from my mind and Youth speaker Eunice Tugatuk of Togiak heart. He knows the past has left scars on his family, but realizes that his children love him for who he is today, not who he was yesterday. We re going to get healthier and we re going to do it for our future generations, said Harold Gatensby. Harold Gatensby, a DaaKa Tlingit from Canada s Yukon Territory drove from Whitehorse to come to his first RPC. This giant of a man who towered over most conference goers related how he took on the habit of looking mean for selfprotection in residential school. Abuse started early in Gatensby s life as a result of attending residential schools, where punishment was constant. You re no good for nothing, you re stupid, you re ugly, you ll never amount to anything...that s what the residential school did to me, Gatensby said. At age 13, he left residential school and was in jail by age 15. The two institutions were almost alike; the only difference was the bars and no windows. The same people were there, too. He was thrown away by society as incorrigible. It was our culture that saved my life. It was being accepted and loved by my people without judgment that made me stronger, Gatensby explained. He had a difficult life as a teenager, but eventually turned himself around. Of his 13 children, he said nine have graduated from high school and four from college! Get yourself back up and keep on going. I did. He said if you want to change things, change yourself. The treasure chest you re looking for is behind your thoughts. He advised that we not be too hard on our young people and be sure to forgive. I love being Native today. We ve all been through the big storm. Let s make a difference for the next generation. He ended with a song to feed the spirit, which came to him as he fasted on a mountain for four days Rural Providers Conference

13 General Session Keynoters Thursday, June 10th Irene Katchatag, a Native leader from Unalakleet, opened the morning s general session describing how a sister and brother met their end from alcohol abuse, in part because alcohol is too cheap and easy to get. She declared, you have to speak against it, otherwise it will go on and on. Youth speakers offered words of wisdom and inspiration on Thursday as well. They attended the conference as students of the Alaska Job Corps Center to help lead the adventurebased component of the Youth Track. Maxie Wasillie, Newhalen, 19 years old, studying Culinary Arts, stated one of the reasons he did not want to remain in his village: If one thing goes bad, it spreads all over the village like a wild fire. Doug Inga, Kodiak/Big Lake, studying Computer Science, spoke of a good childhood friend with whom he made a pact not to drink. The friend broke the pact at 16 years old and died in a car wreck. It was a terrible blow to Inga. Luckily Doug had someone to help him through. Please stay away from alcohol, he urged the youth. LaToya Walker, Anchorage, 18 years old, is studying for a Child Development Associate s degree. Walker s main message was for parents to communicate with their children because the youth today are the next leaders...we re today s future. She said, tell us about your past, so we ll know what to do - just communicate! Eric Andrew, Tuntutuliak, studying Business Administration, described how his parents drank while he was Irene Katchatag, Unalakleet growing up, but for five years have been sober. He gained inspiration from a cousin who served as a role model because she got good grades in school. Eric said not only relatives and friends can help a person succeed. We all have to work together as a group to be successful. Eric concluded the youth speeches by singing a song that he wrote. Maxie Wasillie, Doug Inga, LaToya Walker, Eric Andrew Seward, Alaska 11

14 Workshops 10:30 AM Tuesday, June 8th The Healing Power of Fatherhood Patrick Anderson discussed Chugachmiut s new program, Alaska Native Fathers Matter, and presented research, modern best practices for fatherhood restoration and the elements of a child-centered fatherhood program. According to Kids Count, 47% of our Alaska Native children live in single-parent or nonparent households. Many parents are not adequately equipped to make our children successful. How do we change that? One solution is to restore the Native father to the family. Children who live absent their biological fathers are, according to Father Facts, two to three times more likely to be poor, to use drugs, to experience educational, health, emotional and behavioral problems, to be victims of child abuse, and to engage in criminal behavior than those who live with their married, biological or adoptive parents. Patrick Anderson, Executive Director, Chugachmiut Healing from Cultural Grief Boarding Schools and Other Residential Institutions Panel members worked to raise awareness and begin healing for individuals who have survived the many indignities suffered by living away from their home villages for the sake of education. They shared their experiences at residential institutions, such as Wrangell Institute, and the process of recovery. They focused on healing, tapping into the traditional strengths and resiliency of our ancestors. Participants also learned of resources to deal with these issues on a more personal and extensive level. Anna Frank, Pat Frank, Jim LaBelle, Max and Lisa Dolchok, Ole Lake, and Irene (Robin) Sherry The Power of Community Healing: Tebughna Challenge The Tebughna Movie caught Tyonek about 20 years after huge changes from resource development had come to the village. The film showed residents with other village members acting out past events to tell the village s history up to Elders and youth added commentary about their hopes and vision for the future. At the time, elders were working hard to increase cultural knowledge and indigenous pride among the youth. The power of the film comes from the story of the past and the hopes and dreams of the youth shown in the context of the culture. Today, 20 years later, Tyonek and its residents continue to reach for wellness and to experience the challenges and struggles of a Native society dealing with outside world influences and conditions. Peter Merryman, President, Native Village of Tyonek Harriet Kaufman, Council Member and Director, Tyonek Tribal Operations Also present were Tyonek residents, current and former council members, and wellness workers Rural Providers Conference

15 1:15 PM Tuesday, June 8th Sniffing Up Trouble Inhalants and Kids The Tundra Swan Inhalant Treatment Program, located in Bethel, Alaska, provides statewide outreach and residential services to Alaska youth whose lives have been affected by their abuse of inhalants. This interactive session for youth and adults provided information and education on the risks and dangers of inhalant and solvent abuse. Youth learned about inhalants without learning how to inhale. Gladys Johnson, Inhalant Educator Jim Henkelman, Statewide Outreach Coordinator, Tundra Swan Inhalant Treatment Program, Yukon- Kuskokwim Health Corporation Becoming Whole through Spirituality Participants in this session were encouraged to begin to bring about healing for themselves, their family and community. This experiential overview of spirituality helped individuals and professionals gain a healthy perspective in accepting one s own beliefs. The hope of this exercise was to help participants realize that spirituality was God-given, whereas, religion was manmade. This session supported healing, allowed for networking and enhanced spiritual growth in participants. Panel facilitated by Elizabeth Sunnyboy, Community Holistic Program Manager, YKHC Panel: Rev. Anna Frank, Rev. Mary Ann Warden, Rita Blumenstein and Willie Jackson Sr. Treatment Camps Incorporating Cultural Values This session presented an overview of a successful residential model. The Hudson Lake Treatment Camp is located in the wilderness outside Copper Center. The program has enjoyed success in providing relevant treatment for people in a setting that provides lifestyle and spiritual support. Facilitated by Susan Labelle Gary Ten Bear, Hudson Lake Program Manager, Copper River Native Association Seward, Alaska 13

16 The Impact of Abuse This workshop defined various types of abuse and described typical characteristics associated with these types of abuse. Participants had the opportunity to hear the personal stories of how abuse has been transformed into a road of healing for those presenting. Ted Hethcote, Administrator, and Family Wellness Warriors Initiative Associates Lisa Dolchok, Tribal Doctor, Traditional Healing Program of Southcentral Foundation Toby Shugak, FWWI Committee Member, Southcentral Foundation Wellness Begins With You When we face problems at home or school, we often begin by blaming everyone else our spouse, children, parents, boss, etc., and forget to consider the person we look at each day in the mirror. This workshop presented an overview of what wellness really is, with a challenge to start living a life of wellness with spouses, family, and others. Gregory Moses, Rural Coordinator, Alaska Community Service, Inc. Building on a Firm Foundation Assessing Your Community s Readiness (Part 1 of 3) Huge amounts of time and energy can be spent trying to start a new program, only to have it fail because a community doesn t support it. Without first getting key members ideas and support, the best plans may never get off the ground. This series of workshops examined the elements that must be gathered to develop services for Alaska Natives and in rural settings. Marilyn Irwin, Prevention Manager, State Division of Behavioral Health Pat Cochran, Prevention Services Director, Volunteers of America Gary Ten Bear Gregory Moses Marilyn Irwin and Pat Cochran Rural Providers Conference

17 10:30 AM Wednesday, June 9th Integrated Services and the Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders This workshop offered an overview of co-occurring disorders, integrated service and the merger of the State of Alaska s Divisions of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse and Mental Health into the Division of Behavioral Health. Patrick Hayes, Substance Abuse Counselor Melissa Wetzler-Stone, Executive Director both of Seaview Community Services, Seward Patrick Hayes Department of Corrections (DOC): A New Day for Collaboration This panel was assembled to expand understanding and encourage dialogue regarding what happens behind bars, how inmates are moved throughout the system, what transitional resources are available, and how communication and collaboration between Alaska Native corporations and organizations and DOC can be strengthened. Rick McCafferty, Cultural Affairs Coordinator Sarah Williams, Program Coordinator Ken Braz, Acting Chief Classification Officer Craig Turnbull, Superintendent, Spring Creek Correctional Center (SCCC) Mike Addington, DOC Director of Institutions Breaking the Silence, Strengthening the Spirit, a documentary A film was shown that depicted the story of a heroic Inupiat family and their response to HIV/AIDS by looking to their traditional/cultural values to deal with HIV/AIDS. A discussion followed examining how communities can organize, discuss, plan and deal with HIV and sex education. Joe Cantil, HIV/AIDS Training Coordinator, ANTHC Cookie Rose, Project Trainer, ANHB Keggulluk, traditional trainer/consultant Hope Within Our Reach A view of addictions and recovery was presented, using Yupik views of spirituality and recovery. The first-use theory of addiction was examined, followed by a discussion of the awareness of coping or maintaining strategies. An overview of resources was also offered. Angaiak related his own background and recovery experience. Participants were able to find ideas for developing the resources in their own communities using cultural and traditional values of their area, with the goal of bringing new hope to those in need. Angayiq James Angaiak, Wellness Counselor, Village of Nunapitchuk, YKHC Behavioral Health, Village Services James Angaiak Mike Addington Seward, Alaska 15

18 1:15 PM Wednesday, June 9th Suicide and the Journey that Heals Chris Aquino led an open discussion to facilitate dialogue around the controversial topic of suicide and to share solutions, prevention measures and healing. Chris Aquino, Coordinator, Community Based Suicide Prevention Program, State Division of Behavioral Health Peacemaking Circles, a Way of Life If we can together rediscover the values of our ancestors, we can together discover a healthy vision, a way we can work together for a brighter future for the next generations. Peacemaking Circles can help us get there together. Harold Gatensby, Peacemaking Circle trainer/ consultant Facilitated by Susan LaBelle, Community and Social Services Division Director, Chugachmuit incarcerated for alcohol and drug related offenses to facilitate their transitioning from a prison institution back into their home communities and family networks. Still under construction, the facility is slated to open in the near future. Andrew Ebona, Project Manager Bob Loescher, Infrastructure Development George Wright, Community-Based Rehabilitation Center Development Specialist Darlene Wright, Cultural/Organizational Development Consultant Andrew Ebona Teeykat.aa Cultural Justice Spirit Camp and Healing Center Project 1994 The Teeykat.aa Cultural Justice Spirit Camp and Healing Center is a Community-based Rehabilitation Center (CRC) committed to using Alaska Native traditional teaching and healing processes as core rehabilitation methodology in a rural setting. The facility is located on Chichagof Island in the Southeastern Alaska village of Hoonah. It is designed for Alaska Native inmates who have been 1990 Cookie Rose The New Face of HIV in Alaska: Stigma, Shame & Fear in Relationships and Sexuality This workshop offered providers the chance to talk about the newest studies trends of HIV and STD transmission and the issues and barriers contributing to this pandemic. The newest rates of HIV and STD s for Alaska Natives show that heterosexual transmission is putting Native women at the highest risk for new infections. The latest sexual trends and relationship issues affecting adults and young people were reviewed. Participants were given an opportunity to facilitate various stages of community discussion and planning. Information about the new HIV Rapid Test was also provided. Joe Cantil, HIV/AIDS Training Coordinator, ANTHC Cookie Rose, Project Trainer, ANHB Keggulluk, traditional trainer/consultant Sam Alexie, Anna Frank, Amy Modig Rural Providers Conference

19 1:15 pm Thursday, June 10th Early Decisions FASD Prevention Curriculum: Fill Up Your Tool Box! This workshop introduced the Early Decisions Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Distorders (FASD) Prevention Curriculum to participants seeking presentation or teaching resources. Participants were shown the process of teaching or presenting the five lessons the curriculum contains. Attendees left this training understanding how to use pre/post tests, how to address sensitive issues, and how to use the PowerPoint presentations, overheads, worksheets, and other curriculum materials. Gail Schiemann, Early Decisions Project Specialist, RurAL CAP 1995 Opening the Doors to Grieving Conference guest Mahina Rapu and keynote speaker Harold Gatensby responded to a request for a special session to allow conference participants opportunities for healing and closure around issues which came to the surface during the conference. Mahina Rapu, special guest from Easter Islands Harold Gatensby, Peacemaking Circle trainer/consultant Learning about Ourselves Traditional Healing Respected and knowledgeable traditional healer and tribal doctor, Rita Blumenstein, is an expert on Alaskan healing herbs and traditions, healing touch, and healthy living. She explained methods to help attendees better respect the land and themselves, as well as the medicinal benefits of Alaskan plants. Rita Blumenstein, Tribal Doctor, South Central Foundation and Alaska Native Medical Center and her granddaughter, Cassie Palmer Luki Dobson Rita Blumenstein All the good things you learn at this conference, put them together like eskimo ice cream, and make it delicious. Rita Blumenstein Oxford House Re-entry into the Community for People in Recovery This session 1998 presented information about a newly established residential program in Anchorage which has a primary goal of providing housing and rehabilitative support for those in recovery. Residents live in a houserun democratic organization which is self supporting. The residents are considered members and share responsibility for household management. The primary condition for membership is sobriety. The model has been successful in many other communities since Luki Dobson, Community Outreach Coordinator, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Cliff Wilson, Outreach Worker, Oxford House Seward, Alaska 17

20 Youth Track About 40 participants from across the state took part in the Youth Track. Morning sessions were held at Culture Camp with a variety of traditional activities. Afternoon sessions were held at William H. Seward Elementary School. Each evening there were movies focusing on Native themes. A dance for all ages with music performed by Premium Blend took place on Thursday. Tuesday, June 8th 10:30 AM to noon Culture Camp activities: Setting a beach net for salmon on a nearby beach in Resurrection Bay. This was organized by volunteers from Ninilchik: Charlene Florence, Annitta Roberts, and Blanche James. Hunting safety by Bob Aloysius Traditional storytelling by various elders. 1:15 to 2:45 PM Youth participated in adventure-based activities led by the Rural Student Facilitator Team from the Alaska Job Corps in Palmer. This team consisted of: Eric Andrew, Tuntutuliak; Doug Inga, Jr., Kodiak; Maxie Wasillie, Newhalen; Eunice Tugutuk, Togiak; and LaToya Walker, Anchorage. Advisors Sara LaForest and Charlie Ess, staff at Alaska Job Corps, also led activities. This talented team used fun, positive, and interactive activities to help build necessary life skills such as leadership, teamwork, communication, problem-solving, and self-esteem in the participants Rural Providers Conference

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