The Alaska Native Heritage Center (ANHC) is pleased to announce Tiamuna, a U.S. Department of Education Demonstration Grant for Indian Children and Youth Program Accessing Choices in Education (DEMO ACE) program. Through Tiamuna, (which means “Future” in Iñupiaq), ANHC will coordinate an outreach campaign to Anchorage’s Alaska Native and American Indian Students and their families to meet their needs more fully. Tiamuna is based in the conviction that Alaska Native and American Indian students are a diverse, complex, and flourishing community, who benefit from and deserve educational options that reflect their cultures, identities, and potential. 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. Tiamuna 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….from cradle to community.
“Accessing choice in education, the freedom and opportunity for Native youth and families to do so, will forever impact generations to come.” – ANHC President & CEO Keneggnarkayaaggaq Emily Edenshaw
Serving Alaska Native and American Indian youth in the Anchorage Area, the Tiamuna portal is an online hub that connects students with unique services that range from traditional cultural learning practices and academic tutoring, to wellness and extracurricular activities, as well as before and after-school care. Enrollment in this program is first-come, first-served; enroll today!