ARTShop 2022 Eric Hamar Nang K’adangaas The Art of Eating, Haida Ladle Carving

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2022 ARTShop Eric Hamar Nang K’adangaas The Art of Eating, Haida Ladle Carving The ARTShops program is a collaboration between The CIRI Foundation, the Alaska State Council on the Arts and the Alaska Native Heritage Center. Established in 2016, ARTShops support emerging Alaska Native arts leaders to develop their skills in leading community-based arts programs. Previous image … Read more

A Journey to What Matters-Alaska Pacific University Virtual Artist in Residence Program

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Alaska Pacific University Virtual Artist in Residence Program Story by James Temte M.S. By Rebekkah Hartman During the course of this grant project a total of seven emerging Alaska Native artists were selected to have an opportunity to develop professional skills through artist exhibition, artist talks, virtual art features and mentoring. The goals of the project were to … Read more

A Journey to What Matters-Protection: Adaptation & Resistance

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Protection: Adaptation & Resistance Grantee: Bunnell Street Arts Center Story by Asia Freeman Protection: Adaptation & Resistance is a visual art exhibition produced by Bunnell Street Arts Center, touring from Homer (2022) to Anchorage (2022-3), Portland (2023), Tulsa (2023), Santa Fe (2023-4) and Juneau (2024). The exhibition explores Indigenous ways of knowing. In times of … Read more

Alaska Native Health Equity Project: Initial Production Phase as Indigenous Production Assistant

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Participating in the Alaska Native Health Equity Project: Initial Production Phase as an Indigenous Production Assistant Story by Brittany Woods-Orison Alex was one of the instructors for the ‘Film Makers Intensive for Climate Justice’ cohort, a class that turned into a community. It was through this group that Alex shared the opportunity to be a … Read more

Mountain View Elementary Alaska Native Heritage Month

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Mountain View Elementary Alaska Native Heritage Month Heritage Project Grant Invited Agreement with Mountain View Elementary, Story by Dr. Clare Hill The CIRI Foundation is deserving of our gratitude and appreciation in helping empower Mountain View Elementary to celebrate November as an Indigenous Heritage Month. We have used the cultural grant funds to celebrate with … Read more

TCF Recipient-Shara Diamond

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Living my dream! Story and Photo from Shara Diamond Hello, My name is Shara Diamond, I am Unangax and Tlingit. My Grandma Alma Foster was from Unga Island and my Grandfather Paul Rudolph Senior was from Southeast, Alaska. My Mom is Sharon P. Kay, Unangax Culture bearer and Master Basket Weaver of the Attu style. … Read more

A Journey to What Matters-Deniigi c’ezes c’et naden (the place we return to for moose hide)

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Deniigi c’ezes c’et naden The Place We Return to for Moose Hide Grantee: Cheesh’na Tribal Council Story by Jessica Denny The purpose of the project was to begin the process of rebuilding our knowledge systems of traditionally tanning moose hides through collaboration with Alaska Native Elders and knowledge holders that continue to practice hide tanning. … Read more

Litnaurluni Program Birch Bark Canoe Building

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Litnaurluni Program Joel Isaak and Helen Dick Birch Bark Canoe Building To encourage the maintenance and revitalization of customary Alaska Native artistic expressions and technologies, the Litnaurluni program provided funding support for in-depth arts projects that transmit Alaska Native arts practices across generations. During a year-long project, Joel Isaak worked with Helen Dick to build … Read more

A Journey To What Matters and ASCA Partnership 2022 Graduate ARTShop Golga Oscar Yupik Parka Making

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A Journey To What Matters and ASCA Partnership 2022 Graduate ARTShop Golga Oscar Yupik Parka Marking 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: Increased Alaska Native Arts and Culture grant program. Established in … Read more

Participating in the Indigefi “Native Artist” podcast series as an Indigenous Producer

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Participating in the Indigefi “Native Artist” podcast series as an Indigenous Produce Story by Chandre Iqugan SzafranPhoto: Chandre Szafran with KONR studio backdrop, earrings by @the.ivory.plug It is with gratitude to The CIRI Foundation, the whole team at Koahnic, and supporting partners that this volume of the Indigefi “Native Artist Series” has come together. This … Read more