Education Project Grant- Alaska Native Birthworkers Community Full Spectrum Indigenous Doula Training

Alaska Native Birthworkers Community Full Spectrum Indigenous Doula Training Grantee: Alaska Native Birthworkers Community, Story by Helena Jacobs, Project Coordinator The Alaska Native Birthworkers Community (ANBC) contracted with Melissa Brown (Anishinaabe-Dine midwife) and Candace Neumann (Indigenous doula) of Zaagi’idiwin to offer a virtual Full Spectrum Indigenous doula training for current and aspiring Alaska Native/Indigenous birthworkers. … Read more

Education Project Grant- Color of Justice During a Pandemic

Color of Justice During a Pandemic Grantee: Alaska Native Justice Center, Story by Sara Martinchick, ANJC Office Manager The Alaska Native Justice Center (ANJC) hosted a two day Color of Justice program with support from The CIRI Foundation and in partnership with the Alaska Court System. Due to the pandemic in 2020, we adjusted the … Read more

Heritage Project Grant- Live Radio Amid the Pandemic

Live Radio Amid the Pandemic Grantee: Koahnic Broadcast Corporation, Story by Antonia Gonzales, Host & Produce National Native News I’ve been traveling to Alaska for more than a decade to help produce and host radio programs during KNBA’s annual gavel-to-gavel broadcast of the Alaska Federation of Natives Annual Convention. This year’s broadcast was one of … Read more

Education Project Grant- Early Language & Literacy for Alaska Native Children

Early Language & Literacy for Alaska Native Children Grantee: Best Beginnings, Story by Amie Collins Kindergarten readiness starts with reading. Research shows that children who have access to book and are read to from birth will have greater academic success. Best Beginnings is partnering with numerous organizations to improve the likelihood of success in kindergarten … Read more

Education Project Grant- Early Language & Literacy for Alaska Native Children in Anchorage

Project: Early Language & Literacy for Alaska Native Children in Anchorage Grantee: Best Beginnings Story by: Amie Collins Kindergarten readiness starts with reading. Research shows that children who have access to book and are read to from birth will have greater academic success. Best Beginnings is partnering with numerous organizations to improve the likelihood of … Read more

Education Project Grant – “Latseen” – Strength

Project: “Latseen” – Strength Grantee: Cook Inlet Native Head Start Story by: Ember Thomas The CIRI Foundation generously funded a project for Cook Inlet Native Head Start parents with the goal of better preparing our children for academic success through resiliency. Research has indicated that children who are immersed in education programs that integrate the children’s home … Read more

Education Project Grant – Alaska Afterschool Conference 2017

Project: Alaska Afterschool Conference 2017 Grantee: Alaska Children’s Trust Photos by: Alaska Afterschool Conference The Alaska Afterschool Conference is the largest gathering of out-of-school time professionals and volunteers in the state. This year’s conference engaged 195 individuals, including 52 participants from 7 communities served by The CIRI Foundation. Conference attendees were engaged in two days of hands-on, … Read more