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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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TCF Scholarship Recipient- Vivian Pomeroy

Hi my name is Vivian Pomeroy, I am Inupiaq and Tsimshian from Anchorage, Alaska. I am one of the few Alaska Native students attending Haskell Indian Nations University. This May, I will be graduating with my Associates Degree in Liberal Arts. It has […]

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    A Journey To What Matters Project Grant- Alaska Yuut Arts- Dolls Workshop

A Journey To What Matters Project Grant- Alaska Yuut Arts- Dolls Workshop

Project: Alaska Yuut Arts and Crafts E-Commerce Project
Grantee: Association of Village Council Presidents (ACVP)
Written by: Eva Malvich, Director/Curator Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center

For many generations, little Yup’ik girls were provided with ‘cloth’ dolls – entire families consisting of dad, […]

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    A Journey To What Matters Project Grant- Alaska Native Art Classes

A Journey To What Matters Project Grant- Alaska Native Art Classes

Project: Alaska Native Art Classes
Grantee: Qutekcak Native Tribe
Written by: Mariah Johnson, Program Coordinator, Qutekcak Native Tribe

The Qutekcak Native Tribe received funds from The CIRI Foundation through a “Journey To What Matters” project grant. The tribe used the funds to hold weekly […]

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

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

Project: Material Traditions: Gut, Ivory, and Cedar
Grantee: Anchorage Museum Association
Written by: Mary Johns and Jerome Saclamana

My name is Mary Johns, I am Ahtna, Athabascan and I am of the Water Clan. This residency brought new light to my understanding of Alaska Native art. I know a […]

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    A Journey To What Matters Project Grant- Wrangell’s Journey to Revive the Culture

A Journey To What Matters Project Grant- Wrangell’s Journey to Revive the Culture

Project: Wrangell’s Journey to Revive the Culture
Grantee: Alaska Native Sisterhood
Written by: Tis Peterman

ANSA was the recipient of A Journey to What Matters in 2015. Cultural classes were rarely held in Wrangell and the base of this grant was to provide more classes to our local […]

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    A Journey To What Matters Project Grant- Haida Regalia Making

A Journey To What Matters Project Grant- Haida Regalia Making

Project: Haida Regalia Making
Grantee: Hydaburg City School District
Written by: Priscilla Goulding

Our project was making Haida regalia in the Hydaburg School (Hydaburg City School District) in grades K-12 as well as the Kasaan School, (part of Southeast Island School District).  Years ago, seniors would make regalia to […]

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    A Journey To What Matters Project Grant- Material Traditions: Sewing Gut Photos

A Journey To What Matters Project Grant- Material Traditions: Sewing Gut Photos

Project: Material Traditions: Gut, Ivory, and Cedar
Grantee: Anchorage Museum Association

Organized by the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center at the Anchorage Museum and held at the Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center in Bethel

Photos Shared by: Tatiana Berryman

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