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Current Projects 

Deadline to Apply:

April 8, 2022

Tool-Making for Tanning Workshop
We are excited to announce that AINE receives the Dagaa’ Award from Doyon Limited to assist with offering a Tool-Making for Tanning Workshop on April 15-17 and April 22-24, 2022. Tom Huntington will be the instructor. AINE, On The Land Media and Dorothy Shockley, will help host the workshop.

Kunaq Tahbone generously offered in-kind use of the AK Native Arts Studio on UAF Campus for the workshop. We also received a letter of support from Morris Thompson Cultural Center in the Dagaa' proposal. Thank you to our collaborators for helping pull this together!

Interested individuals must download an application and apply and be accepted to attend. There is a $35 contribution fee to attend.

For more information, please email or submit your application to Nicole James at: 

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A bit about me: I am currently teaching at the elementary level in Fairbanks, Alaska. I have a M. Ed. in Curriculum Development. I am committed to infusing my classroom with science and technology along with intertwining traditional Alaskan Native traditions with these modern technologies. I also enjoy writing indigenous curriculum for the Association of Interior Native Educators.


Maxine Dibert

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A bit about me: Christi Buffington is a science education specialist at the International Arctic Research Center at UAF. She has a M.S. in Environmental Science and a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction and is a GLOBE trainer. She has experience as a classroom teacher, summer camp counselor, after school program volunteer, and science researcher. She likes to think of berry fun puns and make berry treats in her spare time. You can email me with any questions about the course at


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Learning from Kk’eeyh Camp

Grades: 4-6

Dates and Times: June 13-17 (Week 2), 1-4pm

Location: IARC Lobby, UAF Campus

Cost: $195

Description: Through art and STEM activities rooted in Koyukon Athabascan values, tradition and stories, learn about the Kk’eeyh (birch) tree in our local boreal forest playground. Youth will engage with guest speakers and local scientists.

During the camp, youth will learn traditional Athabascan stories of animals in our boreal forests along with Koyukon Athabascan vocabulary. They will record their observations in a take-home Hut’annh (I wonder) journal. Registration for Learning from Kk'eeyh Camp is open only to students who have not taken the camp before.

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