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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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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