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

Mountain View Elementary Alaska Native Heritage Month

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Mountain View Elementary Alaska Native Heritage Month Heritage Project Grant Invited Agreement with Mountain View Elementary, Story by Dr. Clare Hill The CIRI Foundation is deserving of our gratitude and appreciation in helping empower Mountain View Elementary to celebrate November as an Indigenous Heritage Month. We have used the cultural grant funds to celebrate with … Read more

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

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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- AFN Coverage 2021

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AFN Coverage 2021 Grantee: Koahnic Broadcast Corporation, Story by Tripp Crouse I’ve been a part of the KNBA and Koahnic Broadcast Corporation’s broadcast coverage of the annual Alaska Federation of Natives convention for four years – two of those have been virtually. AFN may be one of the most important events in Alaska – as … Read more

Invited Heritage Project Grant: ANCSA-U 2021 Activities

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ANCSA-U 2021 Activities Invited Heritage Project Grant with First Alaskans Institute, Story by Amanda Bremner As we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the passage of ANCSA on December 18, 2021, First Alaskans Institute honored the dedication of those who fought for what we have today, made sacrifices to protect and advance our self-determination as Native … 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

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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

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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

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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

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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