|Building on the Inherent Strength of our Cultural Values,
We Shall Assist our tribes to Control and Create Their Future
Cold Fog Coming Through the Door
(Fish River Dialect)
Continue the drumming and singing from December
(King Island Dialect)
Moon of Netting Tomcod
(St. Lawrence Island Yupik)
(Taqiq Yupik Dialect)
~ From the Eskimo Heritage Teachable Calendar
We are Kawerak
Today, Kawerak contracts with the state and federal government to provide services to residents of the Bering Strait Region, 75% of whom are Eskimo, Aleut or American Indian, descent. 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 housing, and natural resource management to economic development, Kawerak seeks to improve the Region's social, economic, educational, cultural and political conditions. Kawerak is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of the president (or designee) of the IRA or traditional Councils, two elder representatives and a representative from the regional health care provider. Kawerak reorganized in 2006 and we now have four divisions.
Contact Kawerak, Inc: 907-443-5231
Children & Family Services
The Children and Family Services Division provides services to address the needs of the children and families throughout the Bering Strait region.
Programs within CFS include:
Contact CFS: 907-443-4375
Community Services Division
Kawerak Community Service Division assists member villages in becoming self-governing and self-sufficient and provides economic development opportunities for all residents in our region.
Programs within CSD include:
Contact CSD: 877-219-2599 or 907-443-4246
Education, Employment & Training Division
The Education Employment and Training division is designed to provide support and assistance to tribal members who are looking for job training or need childcare assistance while they are continuing their education. EET has eleven sub-divisions with in the organization. They are Community Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, Village-Based Training, Youth Services, Vocational Training Grants, Higher Education Scholarships, Financial support for job-seekers, and assistance for individuals attaining employment. EET also maintains computer labs in nine of the member villages.
Programs within EET include:
Contact EET: 800-450-4341; Fax: 907-443-4479
Natural Resources Division
Programs within NRD include:
Contact NRD: 907-443-4269
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