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

Camp Igaliq Application Deadline Extension!



Camp Igaliq is an opportunity for youth ages 15-18 to gather in an outdoor setting to learn a variety of skills, participate in activities, and work with camp mentors. Camp Igaliq will take place outside of Nome, from July 31st through August 4th, 2017.

  • All application materials must be returned to Kawerak Wellness by June 30!  
  • Fax: 907-443-4445 or E-mail:

Camp Application can be downloaded here, or call 443-4397 or 443-4393 for a faxed copy of the application.

Starting a Business? Learning Opportunities!



NSEDC Small Business Initiative Applications are due July 14th! Get started on your planning process with the assistance of Kawerak Business and Planning Department.

You can participate whereever you are with AK Small Business Development Center's Teleconference/Webinar. -OR- Business Planning Specialists will be traveling to Savoonga and Gambell for one-on-one assistance. You can also visit Kawerak in Nome for one-on-one assistance! 907-443-4366.


Business Planning Assisstance in Savoonga


Business Planning Assisstance in Gambell

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.

Child Development Programs Application



Deadline is July 1 for the 2017-18 application for the Kawerak, Inc Child Development programs.

This one application is used for the Head Start, Early Head Start, and Early Head Start Child Care programs.

For questions, assistance or more information, contact online or call 443-9057.

Download the application here, or pick one up from the Kawerak Child Development Center, 880 East 6th Avenue.

Trump Overturns Protective Executive Order

President Trump recently overturned the vital Executive Order issued by the former president, Obama that safeguarded the Bering Sea with the establishment of the Northern Bering Sea Climate Resilience Area. The Order protected the Bering Strait, the Arctic, and our resources. The Tribes in Alaska were the first natural resource managers, the first participants in arctic commerce, and the first enviromenmentalists. For us, a healthy ecosystem is a matter of food security, and it also allows us to maintain our unique cultural identity and rich heritage. The overturning of this Executive Order puts the vital subsistence economies at risk that have lasted for millennia.

Map of the Northern Bering Sea Climate Resilience Area


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!

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