An Alaska Native Art Writing Initiative Project funded through A Journey to What Matters

Alaska Native Writing Fellow at First Alaskans Institute

Story & Photo By Shaelene Grace Moler

“The First Alaskans Alaska Native Writing Fellowship allowed me to explore, learn, and dive deep into all of the cultural and environmental work in my home region, ultimately providing a learning opportunity beyond an understanding of craft. I appreciated the thoughtful feedback I received throughout the process, the relationships I built with the First Alaskans Institute team and my interviewees, and the opportunity to share stories that I care about statewide.

I respect First Alaskans Magazine a lot as a platform for sharing and uplifting Indigenous voices and stories and look forward to all the ways we may work together again in the future having moved into a permanent storytelling role in the Sustainable Southeast Partnership since this fellowship. Gunalchéesh, Háw’aa to First Alaskans Magazine and the CIRI foundation for this opportunity!” 

Read more about TCF’s A Journey to What Matters: Increased Alaska Native Art & Culture 

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