9 Books to Read about Alaska Native Heritage

9 Books to Read about Alaska Native Heritage Previous Next Order Now The CIRI Foundation strives to support continued living traditions through heritage publications that enhance the appreciation and understanding of Alaska Native cultures. Whether you want to celebrate Alaska Native Heritage Month, shop Small Business Saturday or take part in Giving Tuesday, these books … Read more

A Journey to What Matters- Salmon Culture

An Alaska Native Cultural Heritage and Artistic Sovereignty in Museums Project funded through A Journey to What Matters Salmon Culture Grantee: Pratt Museum The exhibition project, Salmon Culture, was developed at the Pratt Museum in Homer, Alaska with an Alaska Native curatorial team including Anna Hoover, Erin Gingrich, Drew Michael, Ilgavak Peter Williams, Rochelle Adams and Nadia … Read more

A Journey To What Matters and ASCA Partnership 2022 Graduate ARTShop Lena Amason in Kodiak Graphic Arts as Intergenerational Process

A Journey To What Matters and ASCA Partnership 2022 Graduate ARTShop Lena Amason in KodiakGraphic Arts as Intergenerational Process 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 … Read more

A Journey to What Matters- Yupik Arts Workshop

Yupik Arts Workshop Grantee: Bethel Arts Council The SouthWest Alaska Arts Group was happy to have hosted a series of four Native Arts workshops in Bethel funded by The CIRI Foundation. Our region is full of amazing artists that create beautiful traditional art forms! Over the course of the last year, we gathered together to … Read more

A Journey To What Matters and ASCA Partnership – 2022 Graduate ARTShops Baby Bootie Making with Joni Spiess

A Journey To What Matters and ASCA Partnership 2022 Graduate ARTShop Joni Spiess in Anchorage Baby Bootie Making 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. … Read more

Susan Anderson, long-time President/CEO, will depart The CIRI Foundation in 2023

September 22, 2022 Susan Anderson, long-time President/CEO, will depart The CIRI Foundation in 2023 She leaves behind 23 years of impact, partnership and revitalization Susan Anderson, TCF President/CEO, with TCF recipient and University of Alaska graduate, Tia Hale. (ANCHORAGE, AK) – “I get to be the fairy godmother,” Susan Anderson, President/CEO of The CIRI Foundation … Read more

A Journey To What Matters and ASCA Partnership- ARTShops 2022 Polar Lab: Collective Program

A Journey To What Matters and ASCA Partnership Polar Lab: Collective Program Grantee: Anchorage Museum Association, Story by Monica Shah, Deputy Director for Collections & Conservation 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: … Read more

A Journey to What Matters- Exploring Alaska Native Gut: Exhibition, Collections, and Artistic Development

An Alaska Native Cultural Heritage and Artistic Sovereignty in Museums Project funded through A Journey to What Matters Exploring Alaska Native Gut: Exhibition, Collections, and Artistic Development Grantee: Alaska State Museum, Story by Ellen Carlee The CIRI Foundation funding recently brought together artist Sonya Kelliher-Combs (Iñupiaq/Athabascan) and Alaska State Museum (ASM) staff to begin a … Read more

A Journey To What Matters and ASCA Partnership- ARTShops 2022 Tsimshian Panel Making in Metlakatla with William Bolton

A Journey To What Matters and ASCA Partnership ARTShops 2022 William Bolton in MetlakatlaTsimshian Panel Making 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

A Journey to What Matters- Indigenous Watercraft Educational and Research Project

An Alaska Native Cultural Heritage and Artistic Sovereignty in Museums Project funded through A Journey to What Matters Indigenous Watercraft Educational and Research Project Grantee: University of Alaska Fairbanks Museum of the North, Story by Eduard Zdor I was fortunate to be involved in the Indigenous Watercraft educational and research project University of Alaska Fairbanks … Read more