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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Please join us for the Grand Opening Celebration of the Richard Foster Building that will house the Katirvik Cultural Center, the Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum and the Kegoayah Kozga Public Library. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. A special Thank You to all the donors, employees, board members and partners that have contributed their time, effort and monetary contributions throughout the 10 plus years of planning for this event. Quyanna Tani!
Richard Foster Building Grand Opening Program: Saturday, 10/29/16 @ Noon
Grand Opening Celebration
Saturday, October 29, 2016 (Noon - 6 pm)
12:00 p.m. Coffee, Juice, and Donut Social (Richard Foster Room)
12:15 p.m. Ribbon Cutting: State Representative Neal Foster & City of Nome Mayor Richard Beneville
KATIRVIK CULTURAL CENTER
All Day Hourly Tours with Prize Raffles
12:30-1:30 Youth Tattoo Demonstration by Marjorie Tahbone
1:30-2:30 Youth Sealskin Bracelet Activity by Anna Ashenfelter
2:30-3:30 Adult Tattoo Demonstration by Marjorie Tahbone
3:30-4:30 Presentation on Bird Skin Parka Project by Lydia and Jerome Apatiki of Gambell
4:30-5:00 Presentation by Katirvik Staff on Future Plans for the Center
5:00-6:00 Eskimo Dancing Celebration
CARRIE M. MCLAIN MEMORIAL MUSEUM
All Day Museum Exhibit Exploration with Prizes
2:00-3:00 Film Screening of Material Traditions: Sewing Gut
3:00-4:00 Museum Exhibit 2017: Community Historians Photo Project
4:00-6:00 Open House
KEGOAYAH KOZGA PUBLIC LIBRARY
12:30-1:30 Youth Crafts from the Past
1:30-4:00 Youth Games, Raffles, and Book Giveaways
4:00-6:00 Open House
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. We are so grateful for our donors. Thank you for sharing the love!!!
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