Rural Alaska Honors Institute – 30 Years



The Rural Alaska Honors Institute (RAHI) was founded at the request of the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) in 1983. RAHI helps prepare rural and Alaska Native high school students for academic excellence and college success. RAHI is a Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program funded in part by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.

The film premiered at AFN 2013 as a testament to the accomplishments of the vision of the leadership and the program’s directors over the years. RAHI has truly affected generations of Alaska Native students, and their families.

Produced by CA Media, Inc and UAF Film/Theatre
Producer/Directors: Michael Green and Maya Salganek
Associate Producers: Jeff Buckley and Tim Murphrey
with the assistance of UAF Students in FILM/ANTH/ART 460 Cross-Cultural Filmmaking
Sean Gueco, Nellie Iyapana, Tyler Mestas, Marjorie Tahbone, Erin Trochin, Tayana Arakchaa, Sarah Betcher, Danny Dicare, Naaqtuuq Dommek, Shirley Durkee, Arvia Glass
Music: Pamyua, Philip Aarnaquq Charette
Animation: Amber Bushnell
Audio Voice Over: Princess Lucaj
Special thanks to KUAC TV9 – FM 89.9 and UAF Marketing and Communications
Special Thanks to:
Alaska Federation of Natives
RAHI Alumni
RAHI Faculty and Staff
National Science Foundation
National Institutes of Health
Wells Fargo
Future Educators of Alaska

Film produced in conjunction with University of Alaska students in FLM 460 –  Cross-cultural Filmmaking. Spring 2012.