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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 […]

By |October 30th, 2018|Featured Posts, Heritage, Project Grant|Comments Off on Heritage Project Grant- Culture and Youth Engagement Project
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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 […]

By |October 29th, 2018|A Journey to What Matters, Featured Posts, Project Grant|Comments Off on A Journey To What Matters- Re-emerging Culture in Wrangell II
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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 […]

By |October 11th, 2018|A Journey to What Matters, Featured Posts, Project Grant|Comments Off on A Journey To What Matters- Nutaqiq: A Circumpolar Art Show and Workshop
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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 […]

By |October 2nd, 2018|A Journey to What Matters, Featured Posts|Comments Off on A Journey To What Matters- Yup’ik Culture Fest Workshops 2018
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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 […]

By |September 11th, 2018|Featured Posts, Heritage, Project Grant|Comments Off on Heritage Project Grant- Radio Series “Definition of Resilience” from INDIGEFI
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    A Journey To What Matters- Prince William Sound Spruce Root Revival Project

A Journey To What Matters- Prince William Sound Spruce Root Revival Project

Project: Prince William Sound Spruce Root Revival Project
Grantee: Native Village of Eyak
Written by: Brooke Johnson

We are from Cordova and belong to the Native Village of Eyak. Historically, we used to weave with spruce roots, but throughout the years, that skill has become […]

By |August 8th, 2018|A Journey to What Matters, Featured Posts|Comments Off on A Journey To What Matters- Prince William Sound Spruce Root Revival Project
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    Education Project Grant- Early Language & Literacy for Alaska Native Children in Anchorage

Education Project Grant- Early Language & Literacy for Alaska Native Children in Anchorage

Project: Early Language & Literacy for Alaska Native Children in Anchorage
Grantee: Best Beginnings
Story by: Amie Collins

Kindergarten readiness starts with reading. Research shows that children who have access to book and are read to from birth will have greater academic success. Best Beginnings […]

By |July 30th, 2018|Education, Featured Posts|Comments Off on Education Project Grant- Early Language & Literacy for Alaska Native Children in Anchorage
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    A Journey To What Matters- Yakutat Tlingit Tribe House Front Project

A Journey To What Matters- Yakutat Tlingit Tribe House Front Project

Project: Yakutat Tlingit Tribe House Front Project
Grantee: Yakutat Tlingit Tribe
Written by: Gloria Wolfe

In 2017 the Yakutat Tlingit Tribe was awarded a Journey to What Matters grant to create a formline-style house front at the site of the tribe’s culture camp. Local artist, Loretta […]

By |July 27th, 2018|A Journey to What Matters, Featured Posts, Project Grant|Comments Off on A Journey To What Matters- Yakutat Tlingit Tribe House Front Project

Education Project Grant – “Latseen” – Strength

Project: “Latseen” – Strength
Grantee: Cook Inlet Native Head Start
Story by: Ember Thomas

The CIRI Foundation generously funded a project for Cook Inlet Native Head Start parents with the goal of better preparing our children for academic success through resiliency. Research has indicated that children who […]

By |April 27th, 2018|Education, Featured Posts, Project Grant|Comments Off on Education Project Grant – “Latseen” – Strength