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TCF Scholarship Recipient- Peter DuBois

“An Inuit in Arizona” Story and Photo from: Peter DuBois I am Yupik Inuit, and a CIRI descendant of James and Mabel Larsen, my grandparents, original CIRI shareholders and my mother, Katherine DuBois, also an original CIRI shareholder. I am a PhD candidate in […]
By |August 1st, 2019|Featured Posts, TCF Recipient|Comments Off on TCF Scholarship Recipient- Peter DuBois

TCF Scholarship Recipient- Ayyu Qassataq

“Iḷisimmaaġiksuaq” Story and Photo from: Ayyu Qassataq Through my work and studies, I aspire to embody one of our traditional Iñupiaq characteristics: Iḷisimmaaġiksuaq – one who seeks knowledge and wisdom to become an informed and active contributor to their community. I strongly believe […]
By |July 31st, 2019|Featured Posts, TCF Recipient|Comments Off on TCF Scholarship Recipient- Ayyu Qassataq

TCF Scholarship Recipient- Trey Oursler

“Rocketing Bearkat” Story and Photo from: Trey Oursler I was extremely lucky to be chosen as a recipient through The CIRI Foundation to pursue my college education at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. I studied Communications with a minor in English Literature […]
By |January 4th, 2019|Featured Posts, TCF Recipient|Comments Off on TCF Scholarship Recipient- Trey Oursler

TCF Scholarship Recipient- Janelle Feller

“My Education Journey” Story and Photo by: Janelle Feller (2017) Hello, my name is Janelle Feller and I am an Athabascan Alaska Native, as well as a member of the Native Village of Ruby. I was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska, and plan […]
By |March 5th, 2018|Featured Posts, TCF Recipient|Comments Off on TCF Scholarship Recipient- Janelle Feller

TCF Scholarship Recipient- Marcus Nolan

Patricia Baldwin captured the moment her grandson, Marcus Nolan, received notification that he would have a scholarship from The CIRI Foundation to support his study of engineering. She says, “One very happy Grandson and very happy family. Thank you.”
By |December 8th, 2017|Featured Posts, TCF Recipient|Comments Off on TCF Scholarship Recipient- Marcus Nolan

TCF Scholarship Recipient- Denise Tuttle

Story by: Denise Tuttle (2017) “Going Back to School” Although I teach full-time and have periodically taken educational classes, a Master’s Degree seemed unreachable for me. I wondered if I could manage as a full-time teacher, a mom, a wife and a […]
By |June 13th, 2017|TCF Recipient|Comments Off on TCF Scholarship Recipient- Denise Tuttle

TCF Scholarship Recipient- Vanessa Standard

Story and Photo by: Vanessa Standard (2017) Dear TCF- Thank you so much for the generous vocational grant that you awarded me. I was able to graduate with my yoga teacher training certification. I am now working with others – teaching them the healing […]
By |June 13th, 2017|Featured Posts, TCF Alumni, TCF Recipient|Comments Off on TCF Scholarship Recipient- Vanessa Standard
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    TCF Scholarship Recipient- Ashlee Rowland “Now I am Certified!”

TCF Scholarship Recipient- Ashlee Rowland “Now I am Certified!”

Story and Photo by: Ashlee Rowland (2017) As of October I graduated from my vigorous 800 hour nutrition certification program. I learned so much during the program and would now love to get plugged into the native community or just the Alaskan community in […]
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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 […]
By |June 13th, 2017|Featured Posts, TCF Recipient|Comments Off on TCF Scholarship Recipient- Christian Kamkoff

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 […]
By |April 21st, 2017|Featured Posts, TCF Recipient|Comments Off on TCF Scholarship Recipient- Savannah Bickley