The CIRI Foundation Celebrates 35 Years
A private foundation established in 1982, The CIRI Foundation (TCF) has contributed more than $29 million for the Alaska Native beneficiaries of CIRI to participate in post-secondary education.
TCF is Born
TCF was incorporated on July 9, 1982. Its primary purpose was, and continues to be, expanding and enhancing the educational assistance programs made available to CIRI shareholders and their direct lineal descendants.
Shareholder Spotlight: Paneen Petersen
Colorectal cancer took the life of Paneen Petersen’s mother when she was only 45 years old. Paneen was 12 at the time. “I grew up thinking her death was a fluke,” Paneen said.
Shareholder Participation Committee Members
Please join CIRI in welcoming the following new Shareholder Participation Committee (SPC) members!
Meet CIRI’s Summer Interns
As part of CIRI’s commitment to provide shareholders and descendants valuable experience in their career fields, this summer CIRI placed five young shareholders and descendants in temporary positions.
Recipe: Hearty Cabbage Soup
This recipe for hearty cabbage soup was from late CIRI shareholder Irene White’s personal collection. It originally appeared in the 2003 edition of the Ninilchik Community Cookbook.
CIRI, Eklutna Inc. Sign Gravel Pit Agreement
In the spirit of working together, CIRI and Eklutna Inc. recently signed an agreement to open a gravel pit in north Eagle River, Alaska.
Addiction Recovery Center to be Built in Eklutna
CIRI-affiliated nonprofit organization Cook Inlet Tribal Council recently announced plans to build a new residential inpatient addiction treatment center on land owned by Eklutna Inc.
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Meets with Alaska Native Leaders at Fireweed Business Center
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke met with the AFN board of directors and the Alaska Congressional delegation June 1 at the Fireweed Business Center, CIRI’s corporate headquarters in Anchorage.
ANJC Develops Sustainability Plan
Alaska Native people face increasingly disproportionate rates of victimization, incarceration and other justice-related issues in Alaska.
New CIRIosity Podcast Episode Available
Download the newest episode of CIRIosity, “TCF at 35,” which explores the history of The CIRI Foundation.