CIRI Board chair and vice chair of Southcentral Foundation’s board of directors Charles G. Anderson was recognized with the 2012 National Indian Health Board Area/Regional Award on Sept. 26. The award pays tribute to Anderson for his dedication to improving Alaska Native and American Indian health care.
The award was presented during the National Indian Health Board’s (NIHB) 29th Annual Consumer Conference in Denver, Colo. The annual NIHB conference brings together tribal leaders, tribal health administrators, area health boards, health care professionals and individuals to discuss successes, challenges, opportunities and the future of health care for American Indian and Alaska Native people.
The mission of CIRI is to promote the economic and social well-being and Alaska Native heritage of our Shareholders, now and into the future, through prudent stewardship of the company’s resources, while furthering self-sufficiency among CIRI Shareholders and their families.
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Cook Inlet Region, Inc. (CIRI) is one of 12 regional corporations established in Alaska by the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971. CIRI is owned by over 9,200 Shareholders, primarily of Athabascan, Southeast Indian, Inupiat, Yup’ik, Alutiiq/Sugpiaq and Aleut/Unangax descent.