Descendant Spotlight: Stephen Foster

“When you draw on baleen, everything you see is white, as opposed to pencil and paper, where everything you draw is black. You have to trick your mind to draw white; I was so used to drawing everything that was black.”

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Shareholder Spotlight: Jennifer Showalter Yeoman

As a foster parent, CIRI shareholder Jennifer Showalter Yeoman (Dena’ina Athabascan) has made it her life’s mission to help stem the tide of intergenerational trauma that has impacted the lives of Alaska Native children and families.

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Shareholder Spotlight: John Peratrovich

“Ever since I was a little kid, I wanted to be in law enforcement,” CIRI shareholder John Peratrovich said. “I didn’t come from a law-enforcement family, but it’s always something I was drawn to.”

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Shareholder Spotlight: Ivan Encelewski

With “dual passions” around issues of subsistence rights and substance abuse prevention, it seems a natural fit that CIRI shareholder Ivan Encelewski would take active roles in organizations that focus on these areas.

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