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    A Journey To What Matters and ASCA Partnership- ARTShops 2016 Constructing Traditional Kayaks

A Journey To What Matters and ASCA Partnership- ARTShops 2016 Constructing Traditional Kayaks

Project: ARTShops 2016 Constructing Traditional Kayaks
Alaska State Council on the Arts Partnership
Written by: Cheri Simeonoff, ARTShop Participant

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 […]

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    A Journey To What Matters- Akhiok Kids Camp at Native Village of Akhiok

A Journey To What Matters- Akhiok Kids Camp at Native Village of Akhiok

Project: Akhiok Kids Camp
Grantee: Native Village of Akhiok
Written by: Speridon Simeonoff Jr.
Photo by: Sven Haakanson Jr. 

The camp for the project was located at Cape Alitak with the permission of Akhiok-Kaguyak Inc. All campers/supplies must be transported to the location by skiff. Here materials […]

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    A Journey To What Matters- Traditional Material Arts at Elders and Youth

A Journey To What Matters- Traditional Material Arts at Elders and Youth

Project: Traditional Material Arts at Elders and Youth
Grantee: First Alaskans Institute
Story and Photo by: Lena Jacobs, Participant

I, along with my four children between the ages of 2 and 13 and my husband, attended the Athabascan beadwork and red and yellow cedar weaving workshops […]

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    A Journey To What Matters Project Grant- First Light at Mt. Edgecumbe

A Journey To What Matters Project Grant- First Light at Mt. Edgecumbe

Project: First Light at Mount Edgecumbe
Grantee: First Light Alaska
Story and Photo by: Loulare Moore

It was an honor and a pleasure for me to participate in the Mount Edgecumbe classes this spring. Not only was I allowed to share some of what I have […]

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    A Journey To What Matters Project Grant- Ilanka Cultural Arts

A Journey To What Matters Project Grant- Ilanka Cultural Arts

Project: Ilanka Cultural Arts
Grantee: Native Village of Eyak
Story and Photo by: Brooke Johnson

Our village was able to receive a grant from The CIRI Foundation in 2016 to study our local masks and work on making our own stained glass mask, a medium that […]

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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
Alaska State Council on the Arts Partnership
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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    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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