Coach and Principal Embraces Community, Diversity Through NYO

Sportsmanship defines the games for team Valdez The first time Rodney Morrison, NYO Coach and Principal of Gilson Middle School in Valdez, attended the NYO state competition, he witnessed something he’d never seen in 10 years of coaching sports. “One … More

Chanlyut Provides Positive Alternative to Recidivism

Barriers to work, education and housing keep Alaska rates high For two out of every three convicted men in Alaska, the last day of incarceration begins a countdown to the next crime they commit. “The whole point of rehabilitation is … More

Chanlyut Graduates: Where Are They Now?

Structured as a family, Chanlyut helps men make positive change and is built upon the belief that with hard work and positive support, people can achieve anything they set their minds to. Here’s how some recent Chanlyut program graduates spend … More

Dental Surgeon Gives Healthy Smiles Back to Chanlyut

As a child, when Gregory Grubba walked to church with his father in downtown Anchorage, he noticed the people in the street—many of them homeless or inebriated, or both. But his father never turned away when he saw someone down … More

The New Beginning: Greg Dunn

Moving day: a new beginning; a fresh start; a chance to make a change. When Greg Dunn used the Chanlyut moving service to help transport his furniture to a new home, he had no idea that, years later, he’d be … More

Thousands Gather to Celebrate Youth at 43rd NYO Games

Celebrating its 43rd year, CITC hosted the 2013 Native Youth Olympics Games (NYO) April 25–27 at the Dena’ina Center where more than 400 students from 50 communities across Alaska came together for healthy athletic competition, while striving for their own … More