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The Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation to Host Send-Off Celebration for Callan Chythlook-Sifsof

Anchorage, AK - A send-off celebration is scheduled for 2010 Olympic hopeful, Callan Chythlook-Sifsof.  Callan is first Yupik Eskimo (Inuit) on the United States National Snowboard Team and first Alaska Native to gain a position on an Olympic Team.  Chythlook-Sifsof has qualified for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Snowboarding Team. A reception will be held this Friday, 4:30 p.m. at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium building on the first floor within their atrium area.  The event is open to the general public who may want to stop by and meet Callan before she departs to Vancouver, Canada in her Gold Medal quest. Callan’s snowboarding accomplishments have been stellar these past four years where she has qualified for the World Cup Tour all four years. Raised in a rural village on the Bering Sea coast of Alaska, in the Wood-Tikchik State Park, Chythlook-Sifsof began snowboarding on the surrounding mountains, snowmachining as far as her family would take her and following her brother's lead to the summits. At 12, the family moved to Girdwood, Alaska, home of Alyeska Ski Resort. When: Friday, February 5, 4 p.m. Where: The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, located at 4000 Ambassador Drive in the atrium on the first floor. Who: Carrie Brown with The Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation will be hosting the celebration. # # # About the Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation
The Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation was created by the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium to improve medical care, environmental health conditions and
community health for all Alaska Native people. About the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
The Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium is a non-profit health organization owned and managed by Alaska Native tribal governments and their regional health organizations. The Consortium was created in 1997 to provide statewide Native health services. To achieve its goals, ANTHC works closely with tribes, Native health organizations, the state of Alaska, and municipalities.

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