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Anchorage School District to allow for tribal, cultural attire at graduation

Apr 29, 2019

Kenneth Huffer always knew his family was Native American. But the blond-haired, blue-eyed Chugiak High School senior says the first time he truly felt Native was three summers ago. That’s when he traveled with his dad to the Blackfoot Native American Reservation in Montana where he participated in a traditional okan, or sun dance ceremony.

“It was life changing, how I felt there,” Huffer said. “I’ve never met my grandma. It’s like I met her, spiritually, or something like that. I had that connection to the culture. I had that deep passion to learn it, know who I am.”

As heard on Morning Line: Chanlyut Suit Drive

Jul 17, 2017
CITCI,org

During the month of July, for the 8th year in a row, Cook Inlet Tribal Council's Chanlyut program is participating in the Men's Wearhouse National Suit Drive, with local impacts.  Two locations in Anchorage are participating in as dropoff sites - and donors can receive a 50% discount on new suits. 

For more information: http://citci.org/2017/07/give-suit-change-life-summer/

Special thanks to YEP Program intern Cornilius Nelson for operating the recording gear for this interview.