Kawerak's organizational goal is to assist Alaska Native people and their governing bodies to take control of their future. With programs ranging from education to transportation, and natural resource management to economic development.
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Kawerak is collaborating with NSEDC and other Norton Sound entities to host a regional education summit. With the goal of improving educational opportunities and outcomes for students from Early Head Start through Postsecondary Education in the Norton Sound region, a number of entities have come together to form the Norton Sound Education Work Group and organize a regional education summit in Nome this coming
October 9-11, 2015.
The summit is an opportunity for stakeholders to network, discuss regional needs, partner, and lead the way in supporting educational success. The summit will provide participants the chance to share strategies that improve our regional education systems and programs to positively influence change and strengthen relationships for the educational success of our children. It is an important regional opportunity to voice concerns and to create solutions that will yield improvements in the cultural relevancy of education and schools, boost growing our own teachers, support early childhood education, and increase graduation rates at the high school, college and vocational levels.
Kawerak’s Cultural Center is changing our name. Our new name will represent the diverse cultures of the Bering Strait Region and be chosen by our community members. Please be part of helping us choose the best name! We want to know which name you think best suits our region’s cultural center. Every person who submits a survey will be entered in our renaming drawing and will have a chance to win one of several fantastic prizes.
Sharing Knowledge and Skills is a program set up for community members of the Bering Strait region to receive a $50 stipend when they go to the schools and share their knowledge with the students. Anyone 19 years and older are eligible. The program is brought to you by the Bering Strait School District and Kawerak Eskimo Heritage Program.
QUESTIONS? Contact Marjorie Tahbone at 907-443-4382 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Donate through the Pick.Click.Give.program to the Beringia Center of Culture and Science you can earn a chance to double your Permanent Fund Dividend. That’s a win-win! If you select Kawerak, Inc as a recipient, that donation will come to the Beringia Center to help us to finish our museum and cultural center facility in time for a grand opening in 2016.
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