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Our mission is to advance the capacity of our people and tribes for the benefit of the region.

Youth Qagzri Meeting



Join our Qagzri!

For youth grades 7-12 interested in learning traditional ways, listening and sharing. Hosted from 2-4pm by Kawerak Wellness at Katirvik Cultural Center. Contact Bertha Koweluk 443-4397 for more information.


Kawerak EESS Village Travels




Kawerak is hosting Outreach Events in the region over the next 3 months to let YOU know about programs that will benefit YOU. Meet us at your local IRA from 11am to 4pm.

Come and learn about Tribal Welfare Assistance, Scholarships, Vocational Training Grants, GED, Vocational Rehabilitation, Direct Employment, Education and Employment Supportive Services, Child Care Assistance, How to become a Child Care Provider, Apprenticeships and Village Based Training Opportunities, Child Advocacy, starting a small business, Restricted Native Allotments or Town site Lots and get assistance with wills and probate.

Come on over to your local IRA between 11 and 4pm! You could enter to win cool door prizes and enjoy Subway. If you have any questions or want to know the date we are scheduled to come to your village, contact Kawerak at 1-800-450-4341.

Successful Blood Drive in Nome!



November 6th-8th residents in Nome saved a total of 297 Alaskan lives!

Nome hosted our first ever 3 day blood drive. Overall, the Nome Community Blood Drive registered 132 donors to give blood, a total of 99 units of blood were collected. Out of the 132 donors registered to give blood, the Nome Community Blood Drive added 110 New Blood Donors to help Hospital Patients throughout Alaska.

The community and military mobile blood drives provide more than half of Alaska’s blood supply. The Nome Community Blood Drive plays a vital role in keeping our state’s blood supply at safe levels. Those recipients receiving your blood donations are very much appreciative of your heart felt efforts.

The event was such a success, it will become an annual event. The event was a collaborative effort between Norton Sound Health Corporation and Kawerak Inc. Seaside and the Nome Youth Facility donated volunteer hours assisting with set up and clean up. Alaska Airlines donated freight and the local office helped with delivery of the items. The City of Nome donated the Mini Convention Center for the event, and Hansons donated two packs of water for people who donated blood.

The community comes together and it is awesome to see!


Educate on Walrus Ivory



In an effort to stem the poaching of African elephants, various U.S. states have passed laws banning the sale, use, or possession of all ivory, and additional states are considering such laws.

These Ivory ban laws may cause residents to face prosecution for buying, owning, or bringing home legally acquired ivory from Alaska.

In an effort to educate the public and curb the economic shockwave that could financially disadvantage communities and artist, the Indian Arts and Crafts Board produced a brochure to educate potential buyers about Ivory. Please download and share the brochure here.





Quyanaqpaq to our 2016 Pick Click Give donors to Kawerak! Almost $1500 more was donated in 2016 to help support the Grand Opening of the first Alaska Native Cultural Center for the Bering Strait Regon, for a total of $2,735.00 raised. You can still donate for 2017 with your PFD until August 31!

We are so grateful for our donors. Thank you for sharing the love!!!