History and Mission
Elitnaurvik Within East (EWE), established in 1987, provides programs and opportunities for over 300 Alaska Native and Native American Indian students at East Anchorage High School.
Elitnaurvik Within East’s mission is to provide an educational community for Native students where they can feel comfortable with themselves and with East High School. EWE promotes cultural pride, self-respect, and life-long academic and social success through parent, teacher and student cooperation.
EWE incorporates Native values and issues, and successfully addresses different learning styles in its activities, course offerings, and work components. EWE enjoys widespread support in the community. The EWE Program utilizes expert staff and other resources from a number of sources, including: Indian Education Program, Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Bilingual Education, Migrant Education Program, and the Anchorage School District.