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TCF Scholarship Recipient- Savannah Bickley

My mother tied the makeshift plastic bib around my tiny torso checking to make sure it wasn’t too tight. Guiding my pudgy hands, she gently dipped them into a small bowl of paint (non-toxic of course) and pressed it against […]

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    A Journey To What Matters and Heritage Project Grant- Culture in the Classrooms

A Journey To What Matters and Heritage Project Grant- Culture in the Classrooms

Project: Culture in the Classrooms
Grantee: Cook Inlet Native Head Start
Written by: Marilynn Woods, Cultural Coordinator

Dustin Newman & Tatiana Petticrew

We had Dustin Newman and Tatiana Petticrew share with our students the items that they made for our classrooms, […]

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A Journey To What Matters Project Grant- Twining Cedar

Project: Twining Cedar- Restoring the Art and Cultural Practice of Tsimshian Bark Basketry
Grantee: Anchorage Museum Association in partnership with the Haayk Foundation
Photos by: Wayde Carroll
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    A Journey To What Matters Project Grant- Material Traditions: Cedar Residency

A Journey To What Matters Project Grant- Material Traditions: Cedar Residency

Project: Material Traditions: Gut, Ivory, and Cedar
Grantee: Anchorage Museum Association
Written by: Marian Kaminitz

As a conservator from the National Museum of the American Indian – one of the loaning institutions to the Anchorage Museum’s Arctic Studies Center – I was invited to observe and participate in […]

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    A Journey To What Matters Project Grant- Angyaaq Construction at Akhiok Kids Camp

A Journey To What Matters Project Grant- Angyaaq Construction at Akhiok Kids Camp

Project: Angyaaq Construction at Akhiok Kids Camp
Grantee: Native Village of Akhiok
Photos by: Sven Haakanson 

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TCF Scholarship Recipient- Tammy Ashley, “My Academic Success”

Tammy AshleyMy name is Tammy Tuttle Ashley, daughter to Terry and Delores Tuttle. I am an original CIRI shareholder born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. My Grandmother Alma (Foster) McCormick and Mother were born […]

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    TCF Scholarship Recipient- Tierra Colberg, “A Summer Story”

TCF Scholarship Recipient- Tierra Colberg, “A Summer Story”

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TCF Scholarship Recipient- Raina Thiele

I was born and raised in various parts of the great state of Alaska. My mom (Dena’ina Athabascan) is from Lake Iliamna and my dad (Yup’ik and German) is from Alexander Creek near Mt. Susitna. From a young age, I knew that […]

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TCF Scholarship Recipient- Cynthia Baldwin

My name is Cynthia Baldwin the daughter of Nicholas and Patricia Baldwin. My great grandmother, Lucy Whitley, is the original CIRI Shareholder that I descend from on my mother’s side.

I guess you can say I grew up in the Education and Training field. My […]

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TCF Scholarship Recipient- Shandice Johnson

 

I began my college career torn between pursuing law or medicine. I quickly realized neither one was for me. On a whim, I had taken a Computer Science course. It was love at first byte. I made the scary choice to switch […]

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