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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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    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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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    Education Project Grant – Alaska Afterschool Conference 2017

Education Project Grant – Alaska Afterschool Conference 2017

Project: Alaska Afterschool Conference 2017
Grantee: Alaska Children’s Trust
Photos by: Alaska Afterschool Conference


The Alaska Afterschool Conference is the largest gathering of out-of-school time professionals and volunteers in the state. This year’s conference engaged 195 individuals, including […]

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Heritage Project Grant- Elders and Youth: Sharing Our Past

Project: Elders and Youth: Sharing Our Past
Grantee: Ninilchik Traditional Council
Story by: Christina Pinnow

The Ninilchik Village Tribe has actively been working on preserving our culture and traditions that seem to have been lost or forgotten along the way. Even though we […]

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