For four days every other June, the streets of Juneau fill with Native people of all ages dressed in the signature regalia of clans from throughout Southeast Alaska and beyond. There is traditional song and dance. Arts and crafts. Food. And people speaking local Native languages. This is Celebration, our biennial festival of Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian cultures.
Celebration is one of the largest gatherings of Southeast Alaska Native peoples and is the second-largest event sponsored by Alaska Natives in the State of Alaska. The event draws about 5,000 people, including more than 2,000 dancers.

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Organized, overnight community fundraising walk
Teams of people camp out around a track
Members of each team take turns walking around the track
Food, games and activities provide entertainment and build camaraderie
Family-friendly environment for the entire community
Because it’s a team event, individual participants are not required to be there the entire time. But it’s so much fun, you’ll find it hard to leave!

Wellness fun walk and run, to help raise funds for the Kasaan EMS. Prizes for kids and adults. Saturday, Junea 18, at 10 AM village of Kasaan, Totem Trail Cafe. For more information contact Carrie Sykes, 209-0792, Fred Olsen 617-9941 or Gretchen Kline 617-7635

Saturday | May 28th | 8:00am Start at Craig HS | 4:00pm Finish Line Close at Craig HS

Participants start at the Craig High School at 8:00am. The course runs north along the Klawock Channel and through the village of Klawock. There is a halfway turn around after Old Camp Road. Then participants finish back at the Craig High School.

The out-and-back standard marathon course is 26.2 miles. The half marathon follows the same course but the turn around is closer. Fifteen aid stations are located along the course. Support vans cover the course. Four EMT crews are on the course throughout the day to address intensive medical needs.

Traditional homemade cookies will be at the finish line. Post-race snacks are featured at the high school. A grilled salmon/hamburger feed is provided at the finish line area for participants; nonparticipants may purchase a meal. At 6:30pm the awards ceremony will be at the Craig Tribal Association (CTA) Hall. At 9:00pm an adults-only dance party will be held at the Hill Bar in Craig.

For more information visit the POW Marathon website.

Saturday | June 18th | Starts 8:20-9:00am YT in Haines Junction, Yukon | Ends 2:00-9:00pm AT in Haines, Alaska

The 24th annual race is on June 18th, 2016! The race starts  8:20- 9:00am Yukon Time, just before the Dezadeash River bridge, Haines Junction, Yukon, Canada. It will finish between approximately 2:00 p.m. and exactly 9:00 p.m. Alaska Time at the Parade Grounds, Fort Seward Barracks, in Haines, Alaska.

The Banquet following the race this year is part of the 9th Annual Fishermen’s BBQ located at the Southeast Alaska Fairgrounds. Each registered team will get supper tickets as part of their registration. Guest tickets can be paid at the door for a minimum $5.00 US donation.

For more details please visit the website.


Wednesday | June 1, 2016 | 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. | Let’s Talk about Safe Kids and Strong Families!

Come brainstorm how to best strengthen families and create a safe and nurturing environment for children in our community.

What: Community café and discussion
When: Wednesday June 1, 2016, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.
Where: St. Peter’s by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 611 Lincoln Street, Sitka
Who: All are welcome! Parents, grandparents, service providers, educators, tribal organizations and interested community members and students. Elders, adults and youth ages 13 and up are invited to participate in this community-wide dialogue.

Questions? Contact Lauren Hughey, 907-966-8797,

Receive WIC services at your local clinic. WIC Nutrition Educator will be visiting Angoon and can help you with eligibility, applications, certifications, check pick up and Nutrition Education. Call SEARHC WIC at 966-8352 for an appointment or call Angoon Clinic.

Receive WIC services at your local clinic. WIC Nutrition Educator will be visiting and can help you with eligibility, applications, Certifications, check pick up and Nutrition Education. Call SEARHC WIC at 225-3392 for an appointment or call ARMC Clinic

The Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan’s National Native Network and the Indian Health Services Clinical Support Center (Accredited Provider) present a webinar series: Cancer Risk Reduction in Indian Country

Title: Traditional Foods Toolkit
Date: May 31, 2016
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 PM EDT
Register now!
Presenter: Tammi Meissner, Health Educator II/Tobacco Policy; SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium – Health Promotion

Learning Objectives:
By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:
1. Identify patterns of traditional foods use
2. Identify their role in improving health
3. Identify ways to promote traditional food activities
4. Share traditional foods resource guide toolkit

Aug. 20, 22-24 | Haines Health Center

SEARHC’s WISEWOMAN Women’s Health Program in partnership with the Breast Cancer Detection Center announces a Summer 2016 mobile mammography van visit to Haines August 20, 22-24.

Contact the clinic at 766-6300. For more information call the SEARHC WISEWOMAN Women’s Health Program in Sitka at 1-888-388-8782 (toll-free in Alaska) or email

To learn more about services, visit the SEARHC WISEWOMAN Women’s Health Program online.