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TCF Scholarship Recipient- Trey Oursler

“Rocketing Bearkat”
Story and Photo from: Trey Oursler

I was extremely lucky to be chosen as a recipient through The CIRI Foundation to pursue my college education at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. I studied Communications with a minor in English Literature […]

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Heritage Project Grant- Coloring Alutiiq in Ouzinkie

Project: Coloring Alutiiq
Grantee: Alutiiq Museum & Archaeological Repository
Story by: Amy Steffian

On a rainy, windy day in September, the children at Ouzinkie School had some special visitors. Alutiiq artist Hanna Sholl and three members of the Alutiiq Museum’s staff flew to the rural community […]

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A Journey To What Matters- Learning From Our Elders

Project: Journey of Artistic Exploration
Grantee: Bethel Council of the Arts
Story by: Laura Ellsworth

There were 14 students lined up and ready to go on the first day of the Nasqurrun (headdress) sewing class […]

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    A Journey To What Matters- Na Ganiyaatgm, Na Lagm (Our Ancestors, Our Fire)

A Journey To What Matters- Na Ganiyaatgm, Na Lagm (Our Ancestors, Our Fire)

Project: 35th Annual Elders & Youth Conference
Grantee: First Alaskans Institute
Story by: Lena Jacobs
Photos by: Sven Haakanson

The First Alaskans Institute (FAI) hosted the 35th Annual Elders & Youth Conference in Anchorage October 14-17, 2018. One of the conference highlights every year includes […]

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A Journey To What Matters- Cultural Traditions Workshops

Project: Cultural Traditions Workshops
Grantee: Tanana Chiefs Conference
Authored by: Cindy Schumaker

Reclaiming cultural heritage is part of the solution to the ills adversely affecting the well being of Alaska Native people. By reconnecting with traditional values, preserving traditional ways of knowing, becoming grounded in […]

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    Heritage Project Grant- Culture and Youth Engagement Project

Heritage Project Grant- Culture and Youth Engagement Project

Project: Culture and Youth Engagement Project
Grantee: Covenant House Alaska
Story by: Jason Searle

Covenant House Alaska (CHA) operates numerous programs for youth experiencing homelessness between the ages of 13-24 located in Anchorage, Alaska. Although CHA’s facilities exist in the state’s most populated municipality, youth […]

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    A Journey To What Matters- Re-emerging Culture in Wrangell II

A Journey To What Matters- Re-emerging Culture in Wrangell II

Project: Re-emerging Culture in Wrangell II
Grantee: Alaska Native Sisterhood
Story by: Tis Peterman

ANSA co-sponsored a two-day paddle making class with the One Canoe Society and Sealaska Heritage Institute in Wrangell. The local school district provided their wood shop classroom as in-kind. The students […]

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    A Journey To What Matters- Nutaqiq: A Circumpolar Art Show and Workshop

A Journey To What Matters- Nutaqiq: A Circumpolar Art Show and Workshop

Project: Nutaqiq, a Circumpolar Art Show and Workshop
Grantee: Inuit Circumpolar Council Alaska
Authored by: Holly Mititquq Nordlum
Photos by: Michael Conti Photography

Inuit Circumpolar Council Alaska contracted me to organize and executed Nutaqtiq: A Circumpolar Inuit Art Show and Workshop during the ICC General Assembly […]

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    A Journey To What Matters- Yup’ik Culture Fest Workshops 2018

A Journey To What Matters- Yup’ik Culture Fest Workshops 2018

Project: Yup’ik Culture Fest Workshops 2018
Grantee: Quinhagak Heritage, Inc.
Authored by: Carl Nicolai and Crystal Carter

The Yup’ik Culture Fest Workshops in Quinhagak took place August 6-11, run by the Nunalleq Culture and Archaeology Center. For the past week, we have been going around […]

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    Heritage Project Grant- Radio Series “Definition of Resilience” from INDIGEFI

Heritage Project Grant- Radio Series “Definition of Resilience” from INDIGEFI

Project: Radio Series “Definition of Resilience” from INDIGEFI
Grantee: Koahnic Broadcast Corporation
Story by: Alexis Sallee

This last year, I was fortunate enough to work on a project that has given me the opportunity to continue to understand healing through music in Native America. I’m […]

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