TCF Recipient Stephanie A. Jacobson

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TCF Recipient Stephanie A. Jacobson 2024 Graduation Announcement Stephanie A. Jacobson is proud to announce her recent completion of an Associate of Science degree. Please join us in celebrating at the graduation ceremony on May 17, 2024. Stephanie is also thrilled to continue her studies toward an Associate Degree as an Occupational Therapy Assistant. A … Read more

Participating in the Indigefi “Native Artist” podcast

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Participating in the Indigefi “Native Artist” podcast Story by Chloey Tláakw Sháa Cavanaugh Participating in the Indigefi “Native Artist” podcast has been one of the most impactful experiences I’ve had being interviewed. It’s difficult to express in words the profound impact this platform has had on my sense of community and connection. The podcast, hosted … Read more

Storyknife Writers

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An Alaska Native Art Writing Initiative Project funded through A Journey to What Matters Storyknife Writers Retreat Story & Photo By Tanya Lukin Linklater In October, 2023 I attended a two-week writing residency at Storyknife. This residency was made possible through the generous support of the Alaska Native Art and Culture Writing Fellowship sponsored by … Read more

TCF Recipient Harmony Nyitrai

TCF Recipient Harmony Nyitrai 2023 Scholarship Spotlight By Rachael Fisher, TCF Communications Manager Welcome to The CIRI Foundation’s ‘TCF Recipient Spotlight’ series. Join us as we proudly celebrate the extraordinary journeys of our scholarship and vocational training grant recipients. These individuals exemplify the heights of academic achievement and the strength of community support. Their stories … Read more

TCF Recipient Anita Johnson

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TCF Recipient Anita Johnson Raven Fund Recipient Spotlight By Rachael Fisher, TCF Communications Manager Welcome to The CIRI Foundation’s ‘TCF Recipient Spotlight’ series. Join us as we proudly celebrate the extraordinary journeys of our scholarship and vocational training grant recipients. These individuals exemplify the heights of academic achievement and the strength of community support. Their … Read more

TCF Recipient Carter Eaton

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TCF Recipient Carter Eaton 2023 Carl H. Marrs Excellence Award Spotlight By Rachael Fisher, TCF Communications Manager Welcome to The CIRI Foundation’s ‘TCF Recipient Spotlight’ series. Join us as we proudly celebrate the extraordinary journeys of our scholarship and vocational training grant recipients. These individuals exemplify the heights of academic achievement and the strength of community … Read more

Collections Photography Workshop

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An Alaska Native Cultural Heritage and Artistic Sovereignty in Museums Project funded through A Journey to What Matters Collections Photography Workshop An exemplary display of museum-quality artifacts in a photograph by Sven Haakanson, showcasing the richness and detail of cultural collections. In November 2023 the Alaska Native Museum Sovereignty group spent two days in Seattle … Read more

Walrus Stomach Processing Workshop

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A Journey to What Matters: Increased Alaska Native Art & Culture Partnership with the Alaska State Museum Walrus Stomach Processing Workshop Eugene Tiulana, a skilled practitioner, leads a workshop on the traditional art of walrus stomach processing at the Alaska Native Heritage Center, as his wife, Esther Koezuna, captures the event on her phone. Photo … Read more

Yaaw Koo.eex’ Cedar Weaving & Robe Making

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A Journey to What Matters Invitational Grant Yaaw Koo.eex’ Cedar Weaving & Robe Making Native Movement – Fiscal Sponsor for Herring Protectors Story by Chandler O’Connell Robe Making Photo by Rose Demmert Cedar Rose Making Juneau_photo by Kaa Yahaayi Shkalneegi Muriel Reid Our purpose for this project was to support the intergenerational transfer of knowledge … Read more

JWM: Celebrating Traditional Grass Weaving

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A Journey to What Matters: Increased Alaska Native Art & Culture Traditional Grass Weaving Recent grass harvest. Photo courtesy of Kelly Lincoln. Recently harvested grass. Photo courtesy of Kelly Lincoln. Haliehana Stepetin shows a basketry start. Photo by Rochelle Smallwood. The CIRI Foundation is excited to announce our latest endeavor within the “A Journey to … Read more