The Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation hosted our annual fundraising event, the 2023 Raven’s Ball, on April 29, 2023 at the Hotel Captain Cook. The 400 guests participated in the silent and live auctions, sampled traditional foods, applauded the Luminary Awardees, and gave generously. Together, we raised $321,000 to benefit Alaska Native people, Tribes, and Tribal Health Organizations in three priority areas – Healthy Kids, Healthy Patients, and Healthy Communities. We are grateful for the incredible generosity of our guests!

2023 Luminary Award Recipients

A highlight of Raven’s Ball was the annual presentation of the Luminary Awards which recognized individuals and organizations for their dedication and outstanding contributions to the Alaska Tribal Health System and our communities. We were thrilled to honor the recipients for all they have done to improve health and wellness across Alaska.

Traditional Foods

A memorable part of the event was the traditional food samples. Guests sampled traditional teas, organic-based akutaq and pickled fiddlehead ferns. If you liked what you sampled, try these recipes at home!

Check out this organic based akutaq recipe from Tacuk (Cecilia) Martz.
Chef Amy has shared this pickled fiddlehead fern recipe.

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