Tiamuna

Iñupiaq for “Future”

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Connecting youth and their caregivers, K-12th grade, with educational and culturally enriching programs and services
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Enrollment

Prospective students must be of Alaska Native or American Indian descent, aged kindergarten through 12th grade, and live in the Anchorage area
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Students & Caregivers

Providing youth and their caregivers the opportunity to connect with educational and culturally enriching programs
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Service Providers

We are accepting applications for providers interested in offering cultural enrichment and education services to Alaska Native and American Indian youth
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Contact

Interested in learning more about enrollment or applying to become a service provider?
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Discover an online hub that connects Alaska Native and American Indian students to enriching educational and cultural activities.
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Mission

Alaska Native Heritage Center preserves and strengthens the traditions, languages, and art of Alaska’s Native People through statewide collaboration, celebration, and education.

Vision

Thriving Alaska Native people and cultures are respected and valued.

About

The Tiamuna portal connects youth and their caregivers, ages kindergarten through 12th grade, with educational and culturally enriching programs and services in the Anchorage area. By increasing accessibility to such programs and services; the Tiamuna program is actively building future leaders.

Tiamuna Program Goals

  1. Alaska Native and American Indian students and their caregivers know the educational options available to them in Anchorage, and specifically those that reflect Alaska Native cultures.
  2. Alaska Native and American Indian students and their caregivers have meaningful access to the culturally reflective educational options they believe are best for their individual needs.​
  3. Alaska Native and American Indian students achieve education outcomes that express their full potential and feel satisfied and culturally affirmed by their educational experiences.

Enrollment

To enroll in any of the classes or services offered, prospective students must be of Alaska Native or American Indian descent, aged kindergarten through 12th grade, and live in the Anchorage area.

Potential classes and services include but are not limited to:
  • Cultural/traditional activities
  • Academic tutoring
  • Language classes (Yupik, Iñupiaq,etc.)
  • Wellness (Spirituality, Financial, Physical)
  • Life skills (Cooking, Leadership Development, 49 Days of Healing, etc.)
  • Camps (Music, Art, Culture, etc.)
  • Career/College Prep
  • Art classes (Sewing, Master Artist Workshop)
  • Subsistence (Examples: Set Net, Berry Picking)

The Tiamuna portal will be live in January of 2022.

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Students & Caregivers

With the belief that thriving Alaska Native People and cultures are respected and valued, the Tiamuna portal provides youth and their caregivers the opportunity to connect with educational and culturally enriching programs that build future leaders.

The Tiamuna portal offers unique services that range from traditional cultural learning practices to academic tutoring and wellness and healing activities, as well as before and after school care.

Students are able to participate in activities and utilize services that are both academic and culturally relevant and responsive while being accessible.

Caregivers and families are able to search available programs and services, submit students for enrollment, and provide valuable feedback through the Tiamuna portal.

The Tiamuna portal will be live in January of 2022.

Service Providers

With the mission to preserve and strengthen the traditions, languages, and art of Alaska’s Native People, the Tiamuna program is accepting applications for service providers who are interested in offering cultural enrichment and education services to Alaska Native and American Indian youth, kindergarten through 12th grade, in Anchorage.

What is a service provider?

Our service providers are educators, coaches, culture bearers, instructors, mentors, and teachers, and so much more. Providers have knowledge to share and a desire to shape future leaders by offering youth diverse opportunities for learning, growth, and healing.

Some services that students will be looking for are:
  • Cultural/traditional activities
  • Academic tutoring
  • Language classes (Yupik, Iñupiaq,etc.)
  • Wellness (Spirituality, Financial, Physical)
  • Life skills (Cooking, Leadership Development, 49 Days of Healing, etc.)
  • Camps (Music, Art, Culture, etc.)
  • Career/College Prep
  • Art classes (Sewing, Master Artist Workshop)
  • Subsistence (Examples: Set Net, Berry Picking)

Ideal service providers will align with the following program goals

  1. Alaska Native and American Indian students and their caregivers know the educational options available to them in Anchorage, and specifically those that reflect Alaska Native cultures.​
  2. Alaska Native and American Indian students and their caregivers have meaningful access to the culturally reflective educational options they believe are best for their individual needs.​
  3. Alaska Native and American Indian students achieve educational outcomes that express their full potential and feel satisfied and culturally affirmed by their educational experiences.

Tiamuna Service Providers will have the opportunity to influence the next generation of Alaska Native and American Indian youth. All applications will be vetted and reviewed by the Alaska Native Heritage Center and Service Providers must go through an approval process prior to offering classes through the portal.

The Tiamuna portal will be live in January of 2022.

Interested in learning more about enrollment or applying to become a service provider?
For more information, contact:

Autumn Smith-Amy, Tiamuna Program Manager
(907) 802-0877
Veronica Boerger, Tiamuna Family Liaison
(907) 330-8066

Alaska Native Heritage Center
8800 Heritage Center Drive
Anchorage, AK 99504
The Tiamuna portal is presented by the Alaska Native Heritage Center and was developed under a grant from the Department of Education. However, these contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.
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