2023 ARTShop Robert Mills Formline Design

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2023 Graduate ARTShop Robert Mills Formline Design in Kake 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. For my Graduate ARTShop project, I … Read more

2023 ARTShop Selena “Mikngayaq” Malone Sunshine Ruff Making

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2023 ARTShop Selena “Mikngayaq” Malone Sunshine Ruff Making 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. Riley Malone (Selena’s daughter) working on her … Read more

Investigating the life and work of Siberian Yupik artist Florence Napaaq Malewotkuk

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An Alaska Native Cultural Heritage and Artistic Sovereignty in Museums Project funded through A Journey to What Matters Investigating the life and work of Siberian Yupik artist Florence Napaaq Malewotkuk Grantee: Anchorage Museum Yup’ik artist Amber Webb is working as a Museum Sovereignty Curatorial Fellow with the Anchorage Museum on a project investigating the life … Read more

Healing Through Educational Programs

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An Alaska Native Cultural Heritage and Artistic Sovereignty in Museums Project funded through A Journey to What Matters Healing Through Educational Programs Grantee: Kodiak History Museum Fissions of Native Identity is an exhibit that was proposed and co-curated by Native community members in Kodiak, and it is the first exhibit created using Kodiak History Museum’s … Read more

2023 Graduate ARTShop Nikki Corbett Piluguk Making

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A Journey To What Matters and ASCA Partnership 2023 Graduate ARTShop Nikki Corbett Piluguk Making 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. … Read more

2023 Graduate ARTShop Sonta Roach in Shageluk: Root basketry workshop

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A Journey To What Matters and ASCA Partnership 2023 Graduate ARTShop Sonta Roach Root Basketry Workshop 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 … Read more

TCF Announces Connie Wirz as President/CEO

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April 7, 2023 The CIRI Foundation Announces President/CEO Connie Wirz Steps Into TCF Leadership TCF President/CEO Connie Wirz (ANCHORAGE, AK) – The CIRI Foundation (TCF) is pleased to announce Connie Wirz as our next President/CEO. Ms. Wirz will begin her new position at TCF on Monday, April 10, 2023. She is a CIRI original enrollee and brings … Read more

Heritage Project Grant: Honoring and Uplifting the Knowledge of ANCSA

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ANCSA-U 2022 Invited Heritage Project Grant with First Alaskans Institute, Story by Melissa Marton Sharing the true history of our peoples is essential and making them available publicly is important to First Alaskans Institute and our community. Funding provided by TCF allowed us to not only celebrate the 50th anniversary of the passage of ANCSA … Read more

A Journey to What Matters-Chilkat Finishing Workshop

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Chilkat Finishing Workshop A Journey to What Matters Story by Lily Hope At any point in the last 150 years, fewer than a dozen Chilkat dancing robe weavers existed to make work for art collectors, museums, and most importantly for the Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian and First Nations clans. Mentor weaver, Jennie Tlunaut taught a workshop … Read more

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