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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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TCF Scholarship Recipient- Tammy Ashley, “My Academic Success”

My name is Tammy Tuttle Ashley, daughter to Terry and Delores Tuttle. I am an original CIRI shareholder born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. My Grandmother Alma (Foster) McCormick and Mother were born […]
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    TCF Scholarship Recipient- Tierra Colberg, “A Summer Story”

TCF Scholarship Recipient- Tierra Colberg, “A Summer Story”

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TCF Scholarship Recipient- Raina Thiele

I was born and raised in various parts of the great state of Alaska. My mom (Dena’ina Athabascan) is from Lake Iliamna and my dad (Yup’ik and German) is from Alexander Creek near Mt. Susitna. From a young age, I knew that […]
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TCF Scholarship Recipient- Cynthia Baldwin

My name is Cynthia Baldwin the daughter of Nicholas and Patricia Baldwin. My great grandmother, Lucy Whitley, is the original CIRI Shareholder that I descend from on my mother’s side. I guess you can say I grew up in the Education and Training field. My […]
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TCF Scholarship Recipient- Shandice Johnson

  I began my college career torn between pursuing law or medicine. I quickly realized neither one was for me. On a whim, I had taken a Computer Science course. It was love at first byte. I made the scary choice to switch […]
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TCF Scholarship Recipient- Vivian Pomeroy

Hi my name is Vivian Pomeroy, I am Inupiaq and Tsimshian from Anchorage, Alaska. I am one of the few Alaska Native students attending Haskell Indian Nations University. This May, I will be graduating with my Associates Degree in Liberal Arts. It has […]
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