Heritage Project Grant- Chickaloonies: Intergenerational Creativity and Learning through Indigenous Comic Art

Chickaloonies: Intergenerational Creativity and Learning through Indigenous Comic Art Grantee: Smithsonian Institute Arctic Studies Center, Story by Dimi Macheras I’m a third generation storyteller from the Ahtna-Athabascan village of Chickaloon. Growing up, my Grandmother told us the Ya Ne Da Ah stories of our culture and instilled in me a deep love of storytelling. Over … Read more

Heritage Project Grant- Production of “The Storyteller”

Project: “The Storyteller” Arts and Culture Initiative: Production and Initial Outreach Grantee: Koahnic Broadcast Corporation Story by John Sallee (TCF Recipient) The Storyteller is a 15-episode audio series produced by Koahnic Broadcast Corporation. The project aimed to revitalize old folktales and stories from Alaska Native people. As the lead producer, it was my job to … Read more

Heritage Project Grant – Interviewing Indigenous Artists in Their Natural Element

Interviewing Indigenous Artists in Their Natural Element By Andi Murphy, Indigefi Podcast Producer I was one of the podcast producers for “Native Artist,” a project of Koahnic Broadcast Corporation’s Indigefi. I was responsible for producing the episodes featuring Christopher Auchter (Filmmaker and animator, Haida) Jeremy Dutcher (composer and musician, Tobique First Nation). I really enjoyed … Read more

Heritage Project Grant- KNBA’s Coverage of Alaska Federation of Natives Convention 2019

KNBA’s Coverage of Alaska Federation of Natives Convention 2019 The CIRI Foundation made a Heritage Project grant of $20,000 to Koahnic Broadcast Corporation to support KNBA’s annual broadcast coverage of the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) Convention October 17-19, 2019. KBC 2019 AFN Convention coverage included: Gavel-to-Gavel coverage of the Convention from the Carlson Center … Read more

Heritage Project Grant- Honoring Place

Cook Inlet Housing Authority’s Honoring Place​ By Sezy Gerow-Hanson Artist Danielle Larsen is a contemporary illustrator and painter with Unangan Aleut, Koyukaon Athabascan, Inupiaq, and European ancestry. She is a recipient of TCF’s scholarships and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting and Alaska Native Art from the University of Alaska, Anchorage. Cook Inlet … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 historical encounters between indigenous Alaska Native communities and newcomers … Read more

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 while exploring themes in their work which connect them across vast … Read more