Mark your calendars: CIRI and The CIRI Foundation’s annual Friendship Potlatches are nearing. CIRI held its first annual Friendship Potlatch in 1985 to celebrate family, culture and heritage through traditional and modern means. The Friendship Potlatches feature cultural entertainment, children’s activities, Alaska Native arts and crafts booths, information booths for CIRI-affiliated nonprofit organizations, door prizes and a meal that includes traditional Alaska Native food.
Please RSVP by visiting ciri.com/potlatch or by calling (907) 263-5191 or (800) 764-CIRI and selecting option 5 to ensure that CIRI provides enough food for shareholders and their families. CIRI shareholders who are interested in displaying or selling arts and crafts should email email@example.com or call (907) 263-5113.
Kenai Friendship Potlatch
Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013
Kenai Middle School
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
RSVP by 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 7, 2013
Anchorage Friendship Potlatch
Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013
Mears Middle School
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
RSVP by 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 14, 2013
Due to limited parking, shareholders are encouraged to carpool. CIRI has also arranged shuttles from the CIRI building to Mears. Shareholders who wish to use the shuttle service are advised that, beginning at 10:30 a.m., busses will depart from the CIRI building every 30 minutes for Mears. Those wishing to catch the return shuttle to CIRI may wait at registration. The last bus will depart from Mears 15 minutes after the potlatch program ends.
The mission of CIRI is to promote the economic and social well-being and Alaska Native heritage of our Shareholders, now and into the future, through prudent stewardship of the company’s resources, while furthering self-sufficiency among CIRI Shareholders and their families.
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Cook Inlet Region, Inc. (CIRI) is one of 12 regional corporations established in Alaska by the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971. CIRI is owned by over 9,200 Shareholders, primarily of Athabascan, Southeast Indian, Inupiat, Yup’ik, Alutiiq/Sugpiaq and Aleut/Unangax descent.