Alaska Native Women’s History

When we think of the accomplishments of women who have shaped our world, often overlooked are Indigenous women, whose contributions have likewise made significant impacts on the country.

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Descendant Spotlight: LeeAnn Cooper Garrick

When LeeAnn Cooper Garrick was a young teen, her father picked her up after school one day and took her to the Bureau of Indian Affairs to apply for her Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood card.

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UPDATE: CIRI Information Meetings

Due to COVID-19 concerns, CIRI has made the difficult decision to cancel our shareholder Information Meetings, to be held this spring in Anchorage, Kenai and Puyallup, Wash.

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2020 CIRI C3 Experience

The CIRI C3 Experience is an overnight camp that brings together young CIRI shareholders and descendants to foster leadership skills and help prepare them for college and their careers.

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Shareholder Spotlight: Rhonda Shelford Jansen

CIRI shareholder Rhonda Shelford Jansen’s art may evoke images of the past, but it took coming into her own as an adult and evolving past a “fear of failure that begins to diminish when you reach middle age” to commit to the act of creating said art.

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Nonprofit Spotlight: Cook Inlet Tribal Council

Offering a broad spectrum of services, Cook Inlet Tribal Council helps AN/AI people reach their full potential through education and employment services, family preservation and substance-abuse counseling.

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