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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 […]
By |October 2nd, 2018|A Journey to What Matters, Featured Posts|Comments Off on A Journey To What Matters- Yup’ik Culture Fest Workshops 2018
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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 […]
By |September 11th, 2018|Featured Posts, Heritage, Project Grant|Comments Off on Heritage Project Grant- Radio Series “Definition of Resilience” from INDIGEFI
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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 […]
By |August 8th, 2018|A Journey to What Matters, Featured Posts|Comments Off on A Journey To What Matters- Prince William Sound Spruce Root Revival Project
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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 […]
By |July 30th, 2018|Education, Featured Posts|Comments Off on Education Project Grant- Early Language & Literacy for Alaska Native Children in Anchorage
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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 […]
By |July 27th, 2018|A Journey to What Matters, Featured Posts, Project Grant|Comments Off on A Journey To What Matters- Yakutat Tlingit Tribe House Front Project

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 […]
By |April 27th, 2018|Education, Featured Posts, Project Grant|Comments Off on Education Project Grant – “Latseen” – Strength
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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 […]
By |March 12th, 2018|Education, Featured Posts, Project Grant|Comments Off on Education Project Grant – Alaska Afterschool Conference 2017

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

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 […]
By |February 28th, 2018|Featured Posts, Heritage, Project Grant|Comments Off on Heritage Project Grant- Elders and Youth: Sharing Our Past
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    A Journey To What Matters and ASCA Partnership- ARTShops 2017 Alumni Room

A Journey To What Matters and ASCA Partnership- ARTShops 2017 Alumni Room

Project: ARTShops 2017 Alumni Room        Alaska State Council on the Arts Partnership Story by: Mary Goddard 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 Matters: […]
By |February 27th, 2018|A Journey to What Matters, ARTShops, Featured Posts, Project Grant|Comments Off on A Journey To What Matters and ASCA Partnership- ARTShops 2017 Alumni Room