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    A Journey to What Matters- Alaska Native PLACE Sewing Workshops

A Journey to What Matters- Alaska Native PLACE Sewing Workshops

Project: Alaska Native PLACE Sewing Workshops, Professional Development & Dialogue Grantee: Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center Story and photos by: Angela Demma Alaska Native PLACE, which stands for Providing Living Artists Creative Environments, holds a monthly gathering for Alaska Native artists (except during subsistence activities […]
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    A Journey To What Matters and ASCA Partnership- ARTShops 2018 Utqiagvik Bleached Seal Skin

A Journey To What Matters and ASCA Partnership- ARTShops 2018 Utqiagvik Bleached Seal Skin

Project: ARTShops 2018 Utqiagvik Bleached Seal Skin Alaska State Council on the Arts Partnership Story by: Bobby Lynn Itta The ARTShops program is a collaboration between the Alaska State Council on the Arts, the Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation and The CIRI Foundation’s A Journey to What […]
By |February 19th, 2019|ARTShops, Featured Posts|Comments Off on A Journey To What Matters and ASCA Partnership- ARTShops 2018 Utqiagvik Bleached Seal Skin
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    Heritage Project Grant – WE UP: Indigenous Hip-Hop of the Circumpolar North

Heritage Project Grant – WE UP: Indigenous Hip-Hop of the Circumpolar North

Project: WE UP: Indigenous Hip-Hop of the Circumpolar North Grantee: Anchorage Museum Association Story by: Jamie Newsom Eaton WE UP: Indigenous Hip-Hop of the Circumpolar North is a feature-length documentary film produced by the Anchorage Museum. It profiles the rising stars of Northern Indigenous hip-hop […]
By |February 1st, 2019|Featured Posts, Heritage, Project Grant|Comments Off on Heritage Project Grant – WE UP: Indigenous Hip-Hop of the Circumpolar North
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    A Journey To What Matters- 35th Annual Elders & Youth Conference – Survival Kit Tool Making

A Journey To What Matters- 35th Annual Elders & Youth Conference – Survival Kit Tool Making

Project: 35th Annual Elders & Youth Conference – Survival Kit Tool Making Grantee: First Alaskans Institute Story by: Denbigh Perry Volunteering for the 2018 Youth and Elders Conference in Anchorage, Alaska, which is hosted by the First Alaskans Institute; was a terrific opportunity. This event […]
By |January 8th, 2019|A Journey to What Matters, Featured Posts|Comments Off on A Journey To What Matters- 35th Annual Elders & Youth Conference – Survival Kit Tool Making

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 […]
By |January 4th, 2019|Featured Posts, TCF Recipient|Comments Off on TCF Scholarship Recipient- Trey Oursler

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 […]
By |December 14th, 2018|Featured Posts, Heritage, Project Grant|Comments Off on Heritage Project Grant- Coloring Alutiiq in Ouzinkie

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 […]
By |December 11th, 2018|A Journey to What Matters, Featured Posts, Project Grant|Comments Off on A Journey To What Matters- Learning From Our Elders
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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 […]
By |December 3rd, 2018|A Journey to What Matters, Featured Posts, Project Grant|Comments Off on A Journey To What Matters- Na Ganiyaatgm, Na Lagm (Our Ancestors, Our Fire)

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 […]
By |November 12th, 2018|A Journey to What Matters, Featured Posts, Project Grant|Comments Off on A Journey To What Matters- Cultural Traditions Workshops
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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