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American Indian Week

American Indian Week

September 22nd-26th, 2014

The SIHB hosts a schedule of activities during American Indian Week in recognition of American Indian Day, the last Friday of September each year. This year, we celebrate American Indian Week from Monday, September 22 - Friday, September 26. Each day of AI Week we celebrate different aspects of our community and heritage. The following is a schedule of daily activities:

  • Monday, Sept. 22 - Native Elders Day

10am - Opening Ceremony & Blessing

11am - Aren Sparck, Native Cup’ik Songs

1pm - Haley Wilson, M.D. - “Why I Chose to Become an M.D.”

2pm - Vince Redhouse, Native Flute Music

5pm - Film: “Columbia River”

  • Tuesday - Native Youth Day: Native Shirt Day (wear your favorite Native shirt!)

8:30am-12:30pm - Clinic closed for in-service staff training.

12:30pm - Clinic opens for patients.

1pm - Danson Coin, Hand Drum Songs

1:30pm - Richard Summers & SIHB Mathletes

3pm - Jennifer Wallen, Native American Poetry & Music

5pm - Film

  • Wednesday - Intertribal Day

11am - Peter Ali, Native Flute Making & Music

1pm - Socia Love-Thurman, M.D. - “Why I Chose to Become an M.D.”

2pm - Andrew Morrison, Native Artist

3pm - Randall Kimball, Native Singer/Songwriter

5pm - Film

  • Thursday - Alaska Native Day

12pm -  Lunch hosted by Southcentral Foundation (in the Pearl Warren Building)

2pm - Roger Fernandez, Storytelling

3:30 - Jessica Dominy, Storytelling

5pm -  Film: Alaska Native Claims Day

  • Friday - Clinic closed in observance of American Indian Day.

We invite participation from patients and our community. If you are interested in joining our celebration through your performance talents, or if you would like to host a Native craft table to sell your products, please contact Debbie Nerocker, email