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TCF Scholarship Recipient- Christian Kamkoff

Story and Photo by: Christian Kamkoff

The cultural support of American Indians and Alaskan Natives is incredibly important to the community. A critical component of this support comes through cultural preservation. Equally significant, however, is the continued growth of Native American culture. It is […]

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    A Journey To What Matters Project Grant- Traditional Alutiiq Skin Sewing and Beading Education

A Journey To What Matters Project Grant- Traditional Alutiiq Skin Sewing and Beading Education

Project: Traditional Alutiiq Skin Sewing and Beading Education (2015)
Grantee: Native Village of Afognak
Story and Photos by: Nina Gronn

The Native Village of Afognak (NVA) was awarded A Journey To What Matters grant from the CIRI Foundation. NVA used the funding at our Dig Afognak […]

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    A Journey To What Matters and ASCA Partnership- ArtShops 2016 Ancient Alutiiq Cell Phones

A Journey To What Matters and ASCA Partnership- ArtShops 2016 Ancient Alutiiq Cell Phones

Project: ArtShops 2016 Ancient Alutiiq Cell Phones
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Photos by: Anna Lisa Nelson

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 […]

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Heritage Project Grant- 2017 NYO Games Alaska

Project: 2017 NYO Games Alaska
Grantee: Cook Inlet Tribal Council
Photos by: CITC

NYO Games celebrates the rich tradition of Alaska Native people, while providing a forum for our youth to achieve their personal best through healthy athletic competition. NYO Games are comprised of 10 Native games events […]

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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- Tierra Colberg, “A Summer Story”

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

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