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    Heritage Project Grant- Connecting The RIVR with Alaska Native Youth

Heritage Project Grant- Connecting The RIVR with Alaska Native Youth

Connecting The RIVR (Rising Indigenous Voices Radio) with Alaska Native Youth By Angela Jenkins It is so important we keep doing what we are doing, producing The RIVR (Rising Indigenous Voices Radio) at therivr.net for the next generation. A capacity-building and audience development grant from The CIRI Foundation supported our work to get the stream and its outreach on a stronger footing. Our stream has come along in a time where this generation of artists are really expressing themselves and talking about their roots, trauma, culture, reviving old songs and making them modern. Our listeners hear that and they can relate. Growing up I know I did not have a media source that felt like it spoke directly to me. Working with Alaska Native Native youth is rewarding to me and participating at events like the CIRI C3 camp is particularly inspiring. It gives The RIVR one-on-one time to really reach the youth involved and talk about culture and expression. We always play a game that incorporates The RIVR streaming app like musical chairs, hot potato, and an exercise where the youth participants pick a traditional value out of a hat and have to rap, sing or write a poem about that value. Stream online at therivr.net Download The RIVR App
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Heritage Project Grant- 2019 Native Youth Olympics

2019 Native Youth Olympic Games Grantee: Cook Inlet Tribal CouncilStory by: Kelly Hurd CITC is deeply grateful for The CIRI Foundation’s continued support of the Native Youth Olympic Games. NYO is a celebration of traditional athletic games, culture and our state’s rich history. NYO builds tomorrow’s leaders–providing an incentive to stay in school, maintain good grades, and participate in a healthy lifestyle. Thank you for your continued partnership and support of Alaska’s youth! Alumni ・ Recipient ・ Participant Do you have a story to share? We love hearing from you!Sharing stories is an important part of Alaska Native culture and we are excited to hear about your experiences. Click here to share your story!
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Heritage Project Grant – ALAXSXA | ALASKA

Project: ALAXSXA | ALASKA Grantee: Bunnell Street Arts Center Story and photographs provided by Asia Freeman Additional photographs from Candace Blas ALAXSXA | ALASKA (AA) wove puppetry, video installations, recorded interviews, and yuraq (Alaska Native Yup’ik drum and dance) in a collage of striking contemporary and […]
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    Heritage Project Grant – WE UP: Indigenous Hip-Hop of the Circumpolar North

Heritage Project Grant – WE UP: Indigenous Hip-Hop of the Circumpolar North

Project: WE UP: Indigenous Hip-Hop of the Circumpolar North Grantee: Anchorage Museum Association Story by: Jamie Newsom Eaton WE UP: Indigenous Hip-Hop of the Circumpolar North is a feature-length documentary film produced by the Anchorage Museum. It profiles the rising stars of Northern Indigenous hip-hop […]
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Heritage Project Grant- Coloring Alutiiq in Ouzinkie

Project: Coloring Alutiiq Grantee: Alutiiq Museum & Archaeological Repository Story by: Amy Steffian On a rainy, windy day in September, the children at Ouzinkie School had some special visitors. Alutiiq artist Hanna Sholl and three members of the Alutiiq Museum’s staff flew to the rural community […]
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    Heritage Project Grant- Culture and Youth Engagement Project

Heritage Project Grant- Culture and Youth Engagement Project

Project: Culture and Youth Engagement Project Grantee: Covenant House Alaska Story by: Jason Searle Covenant House Alaska (CHA) operates numerous programs for youth experiencing homelessness between the ages of 13-24 located in Anchorage, Alaska. Although CHA’s facilities exist in the state’s most populated municipality, youth […]
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    Heritage Project Grant- Radio Series “Definition of Resilience” from INDIGEFI

Heritage Project Grant- Radio Series “Definition of Resilience” from INDIGEFI

Project: Radio Series “Definition of Resilience” from INDIGEFI Grantee: Koahnic Broadcast Corporation Story by: Alexis Sallee This last year, I was fortunate enough to work on a project that has given me the opportunity to continue to understand healing through music in Native America. I’m […]
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Heritage Project Grant- Elders and Youth: Sharing Our Past

Project: Elders and Youth: Sharing Our Past Grantee: Ninilchik Traditional Council Story by: Christina Pinnow The Ninilchik Village Tribe has actively been working on preserving our culture and traditions that seem to have been lost or forgotten along the way. Even though we […]
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    Heritage Project Grant- Radio Series on “Strength in Unity: Leadership – Partnership – Social Justice” at the 2017 AFN Convention

Heritage Project Grant- Radio Series on “Strength in Unity: Leadership – Partnership – Social Justice” at the 2017 AFN Convention

Project: Radio Series on “Strength in Unity: Leadership – Partnership – Social Justice” at the 2017 AFN Convention Grantee: Koahnic Broadcast Corporation Story by: Bob Petersen Photos by: Koahnic Broadcast Corporation My name is Bob Petersen and I am the Network Manager for Native Voice […]
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    Heritage Project Grant- Nudnelyahi Qudulyi Dena’ina Plants as Food and Medicine Conference

Heritage Project Grant- Nudnelyahi Qudulyi Dena’ina Plants as Food and Medicine Conference

Project: Nudnelyahi Qudulyi Dena’ina Plants as Food and Medicine Conference Grantee: Kenaitze Indian Tribe Photos and Captions by: Deb Nyquist Story by: Denora Studnek It is hard to know where to start; the participation fee in this program was well worth every penny. From […]
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