ANTHC HIV/STD Prevention 
Program Newsletter
January 2019
Hello! Camai! Wáa sá iyatée! 
"Live like you want people to see you live." -Traditional Value of the Unangan/Unangas
Alaska Native LGBTQ Project - Sexual Health Survey NOW OPEN!
"Sharing: we welcome everyone." -Kodiak Alutiiq Cultural Value

Starting in 2015, the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) HIV/STD Prevention Program launched the Alaska Native Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Queer (LGBTQ) Initiative as part of its outreach and education efforts. In 2017, we launched a sexual health survey to inform the initiative. This was round 1! Last year, we launched round 2 of the survey. We are happy to announce that we have launched Round 3 of the Alaska Native LGBTQ survey. In order to take the survey participants must be ages 16 and older and have a valid mailing address in Alaska. Participants can choose to receive a Spawn Safely t-shirt as a thank you for taking the survey. Take the survey now. Visit the IKM website to learn more about the AN LGBTQ Project. Download flyer
Call for Actors - Documentary Highlighting Alaska Native/American Indian Individuals

People often stigmatize things they don't understand. This includes sexual orientation and gender identity. In an effort to create new understandings of sexual orientation and gender identity in American Indian and Alaska Native people, the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB) is creating a short film highlighting these experiences to show the beauty and diversity of this community. 

Are you Alaska Native or American Indian? Do you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer or two-spirit (LGBTQ2+)? Are you willing to share your story? Please contact Morgan Thomas at or 850-748-3458.  Filming will take place in late spring. Location: we will come to you! Download the flyer
SCF Learning Circle: LGBTQ2 Support Group

Southcentral Foundation is offering a LGBTQ2 (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Two Spirit) learning circle. Folks will be offered a space to discuss challenges with others who have similar experiences such as stigma, discrimination, and other topics that impact the LGBTQ2 community. Must be ages 18 and older. Walk-in participation is welcomed. For more info contact the Family Wellness Warriors Initiative at 907-729-5440.  Download the flyer

Upcoming Dates:  Feb 7, Feb 21, March 7, March 21, April 4, April 18
Save the Date: Indigenous Research Program

The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium (ANTHC) and Alaska Pacific University (APU) are partnering to offer three weeks of courses. Topics include Indigenous and Western research methodologies, Community-based participatory research, culturally responsive community engagement and communication, health research ethics, and health research and historical trauma. The courses are each a week long. There is no cost to attend. Limited scholarships for travel, room and board are offered. Academic credit available! Download the flyer or access the ANTHC website. For more information contact Lauren Smayda at or 907-729-4551. 
"Knowing Who You Are" Workshops: Feb 2019

Passionate about youth in Alaska? Consider attending the Knowing Who You Are (KWYA) training. The workshop aims to provide a framework for participants to identify and explore racial and ethnic identity and how these things impact personal and professional interactions.
KWYA is designed to positively impact well-being outcomes for youth by providing participants with resources and tools to engage and support youth! Download the flyerFor more info contact Lisa Tanga at  907-786-6743 or

KWYA February workshops:
  • KWCA Training, Feb 7 - 8 at ANTHC, 4000 Ambassador Drive
  • Training of Facilitators, Feb 26 - 28, location TBD

    • Order free condoms and at-home STD testing kits
    • Order free educational materials
    • Find answers to questions like: Can I catch an STD if I haven't had sex yet? My friend seems depressed--how can I help?

And find culturally and age appropriate sexual health curricula at

For more information, contact Jaclynne Richards, ANTHC HIV/STD Prevention Program: (907) 729-2971, or