CIRI Celebrates 2022 Summer Interns
This year, CIRI was pleased to host five full-time summer interns.
Video Demonstration: Smoked Salmon
Need tips on how to smoke your summer salmon? Let CIRI’s own Vicki Otte lead you through the step-by-step process!
Charles Anderson Jr.
Former CIRI Board Chair passes away at the age of 92.
My name is Lauren Culhane, and I am honored to intern with CIRI in the Corporate Affairs department this summer.
Save the Date: 2022 Alaska Federation of Natives Convention
The 2022 Alaska Federation of Natives Convention will be held Oct. 20-22 in Anchorage.
CIRI Summer Interns Visit Chickaloon
Archeological discoveries on tribal lands are essential to preserving Alaska Native identity and transmitting Indigenous ways of knowing from one generation to the next.
In Touch: Achievement
CIRI Shareholder Shirley (Chilligan) Craig and Val Craig are pleased to announce that their son, CIRI Descendant Duane Craig, has been accepted into a talented and gifted program.
In Touch: Associate Degree
Congratulations to CIRI Descendant Jessica Crump, who received her Associate of Business Administration degree from Alaska Pacific University on April 30.
In Touch: Bachelor’s Degree
Congratulations to CIRI Descendant LaVonna Thomas, who received her Bachelor of Social Work degree, magna cum laude, from Misericordia University in Dallas, Pa.
In Touch: Book Release
Congratulations to original CIRI Shareholder Ruth Ann Oskolkoff (Alutiiq), who recently published her third collection of poetry, “The Bones of the Poor.”
In Touch: Exhibition
Congratulations to CIRI Shareholder Storme Webber (Sugpiaq, Chahta and Black), whose work is being featured as part of the Chicago Field Museum’s latest permanent exhibition.
In Touch: High-School Graduation
Congratulations to CIRI Shareholder Aleshanee Nikita (Athabascan), who graduated May 26 from the New Mexico School for the Arts in Santa Fe as a dance major.
In Touch: Honored
Congratulations to CIRI Shareholder Timothy “TJ” Gjertson, who was honored with an Alaska First Lady’s Volunteer of the Year Award on May 17 in Juneau, Alaska.
2022 Third Quarter Distributions
Third quarter payments from the CST Elders Distribution Fund will be mailed or directly deposited Sept. 9. Third quarter payments from the CST Distribution Fund will be mailed or directly deposited Sept. 30.
Maple Springs Grand Opening
For many years, Alaska’s senior housing market has struggled to meet the needs of its older residents.
To increase participation in certain programs, CIRI holds periodic prize drawings from the names of those enrolled who meet certain criteria and have a current mailing address with CIRI.
Alaska Native Hire Job Fair—September 22
The Alaska Native Hire Job Fair will be held noon to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 22 in Anchorage.