Arctic Education Foundation
invites you to the 2019 Ivalu Gala
AEF welcomes master illusionist Landon Swank to the 2019 Ivalu Gala. Originally from Alaska, Swank was a finalist on America’s Got Talent. His magical performance offers a thrilling journey into the unexpected that is sure to leave you wanting more.
Guiding the way for our future generations
In the Iñupiaq culture the word Ivalu holds a special meaning. It means thread, or bind, and it comes from the sinew of our Native caribou. For thousands of years it has been vital to the survival of our people allowing our umiaq (skin boat) to float, our clothes to be sewn.
Today Ivalu remains just as important. It’s the thread that serves our traditions and represents the bond that ties our people together.
The Arctic Education Foundation honors Ivalu through its gala to support our young people, helping them achieve success through education.