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

Adult Driver's Education Training



Kawerak will be hosting another Drivers Education Training for Adults! Contact Kendra at 800-450-4341 or 443-4388 to sign up! See the eligibility criteria below, and download an application here.

Eligibility Criteria:
1.      Regional resident for one year.
2.      Must be 18 years of age.
3.      Have a current State of Alaska Learners or Instructional Permit
4.      Have a paid position or secured seasonal employment that requires a Driver’s License.
5.      All participants must develop and complete and Employability Development Plan with the assistance from EET Staff.
6.      Must be able to pass a Pre-employment Drug Test.
Selection Criteria:
1.      Applicants must complete and submit Kawerak EET Intake/Application
2.      Have and instructional permit or passed to on-line

□       Original Birth Certificate or a Current Passport
□       Social Security Card or a State issued Driver license, ID card that has NOT been expired over a year or a Tribal ID/ BIA card.
□       Proof of Residence: Tribal ID/BIA card, Utility Bill, letter from employer (must have Physical address on them)
□       Forms: DMV form 478 will be required at the DMV office for both Instructional Permit and Driver’s license.


Air Quality Workshop



Kawerak will be hosting a 4-day air quality training October10-13 in partnership with the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals.

This is an Entry Level Course for individuals in positions to influence change in Alaska Native Communities and are interested in air quality issues. The course designed for individuals with no background in air quality science.

We are also looking for two homes in Nome to assess that have air quality issues such as mold or unused HVAC systems.

  • Families that are chosen for the on-site tours will be given Air Matters – Healthy Home Kits and the chance to ask any questions of an air quality professional.
  • The kit contains basic items to help occupants maintain a healthy home. There are green cleaning supplies, a mold cleaning kit, carbon monoxide alarm, a relative humidity meter, and other useful items. Retail value is about $200 of supplies. 
  • The home assessments are part of a training course and will involve instructors and course participants visiting the home making observations and measurements with the goal of identifying ideas for the occupants to have a safe, healthy home. Read more on this fact sheet
  • To volunteer for the home assessment, or to register for this free training, please call Anahma Shannon at 907-443-4249 or email me at

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!!!