True North’s commitment to the revival of traditional boatbuilding culture in Alaska’s Native communities led us to create Make Access Iqyax Apprenticeships in 2014 as a Dream-Maker project of the Ink People Center for the Arts. This non-profit program is aimed at providing full-immersion traditional boat building instruction for Native Alaskans and at sharing those cultures with cultures outside of Alaska. We enjoy hosting our apprentices at the True North shop during the winter months and we welcome you to come by during that time.
Ten percent of True North Boats’ profits are donated to the Make Access program. We wouldn’t have it any other way. Donations can be made to Make Access through The Ink People Center for the Arts. Thank you!