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Alaska Rural Utility Collaborative selected as one of six finalists for Harvard award

June 24, 2016

ANTHC’s Alaska Rural Utility Collaborative (ARUC) program is one of six finalists selected to advance to the site visit round for the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Governance Honoring Nations award. From an initial field of 87 applicants, ARUC is noted for its Tribal partnerships that empower rural villages to sustainably provide safe water and sanitation services that positively impact the health of our people.

The prestigious Honoring Nations Award identifies, celebrates and shares exemplary programs in Tribal governance as a part of The Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development. This summer, ARUC will host a visit from Honoring Nations Board and staff members that will provide an opportunity to learn more about our program and the positive impacts for our Tribal member communities.

In October 2016, all finalist programs will make presentations at the National Congress of American Indian’s annual conference in Phoenix, Arizona where the awards will be announced. We are humbled by this recognition and welcome the opportunity to share ARUC’s work and contribute our knowledge to the causes of Tribal governance and self-determination.

For more information about ARUC, visit

For more information on The Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development and the Honoring Nations award, visit

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