The Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation (HANF) relies greatly on the generosity of individuals and corporations to support the unfunded and unmet needs of the Alaska Tribal Health System.

Each year HANF hosts the annual Raven’s Ball Gala and this year we have transformed our 14th Annual Gala into a virtual event, the Raven’s Resilience Celebration from Tuesday, April 20 – Thursday, April 22, 2021.

To learn more click here.


ONLINE AUCTIONOpen: Tuesday, April 20 at noon
Closes: Thursday, April 22 at 6 p.m.
No ticket required, pre-register here.

The Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation’s Board of Directors is excited to announce the recipients of the 2021 Raven’s Ball Luminary Awards. Join us to celebrate: Wednesday, April 21 at noon on our Facebook live event.

Dr. Anne Zink, State of Alaska, Chief Medical Officer, will receive the President’s Legacy & Leadership Award which recognizes an outstanding Tribal health leader and/or health care professional, either formal or informal, who has impacted the culture and performance of the Alaska Tribal Health System. Dr. Zink has led the State through one of the largest health emergencies we have seen this century. She is a trusted voice and an empathic leader that many Alaskans follow her advice to follow the public health guidelines adopted by the state administration for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bobby Heckman, Community Health Aide Practitioner, will receive the Distinguished Provider Award which recognizes a health care provider whose dedication has made a difference in the lives of those patients they care for and in the Alaska Tribal Health System. Mr. Heckman aided a man dying from COVID-19 in Pilot Station.

North Sound Region Children’s Coalition will receive the Outstanding Rural Health Champion Award which recognizes individuals, departments or organizations in rural Alaska who have made an outstanding contribution to the rural life, people, and/or programs by dedicating their time and talents to improving the health and well-being of others. This team was formed in 2018 and has worked tirelessly to provide the best care for patients. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the team was traveling to villages to do well-child and vaccination visits


Streaming: Thursday, April 22 at 6 p.m. No ticket required, pre-register here

To view the ways your support has helped visit here.

Join us!

Regardless of location or event attendance, you can support our organization by participating in our online auction. Our online auction includes Alaska Native art, activities, hotels, health and wellness, gift certificates to local restaurants, and more. Please share the link to our online auction with your family, friends, and colleagues.

Attendance is FREE, but you do need to register to participate in the auction. Please click the link below to register, and happy bidding!

A special appeal to raise funds for priority needs. This year, the appeal will benefit COVID-19 Patient Support, HUSH Curtains for Alaska Native Medical Center’s Emergency Department, & Rural Diagnostic Imaging Technology.

Join other premier companies in support of Alaska Native people, Tribes and Tribal Health Organizations in three priority areas – Healthy Patients, Healthy Kids, and Healthy Communities.

Donating an item to auction for this event ensures that HANF can provide support for the unfunded and unmet needs of the Alaska Tribal Health System. 

Join us by becoming an event sponsor or donating an auction item to help support our shared mission of raising awareness and funding for the unmet needs of the Alaska Tribal Health System.

Additional event information and all forms can be found here or you can contact us directly at (907) 729-5652 or

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

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