The CIRI Foundation Press Room

The CIRI Foundation’s (TCF) primary goal since it’s establishment in 1982 by Cook Inlet Region Inc. has been to encourage the education and career development of Alaska Native enrollees and their descendants of Cook Inlet Region. A second, and equally important goal, has been to perpetuate, promote and enhance the heritage of the Region’s indigenous people through programs that foster appreciation and understanding about the Region’s Native traditions. The Foundation and its programs are funded primarily by its nine endowments and private donations.