The Alaska Native Heritage Center is a gathering place that celebrates, perpetuates and shares Alaska Native cultures. Since opening in 1999, the Center has become Alaska's premier interactive cultural destination.
A Gathering Place for All:
The Alaska Native Heritage Center is an exciting place where all people can come to expand their understanding of Alaska's first people. Here we share the rich heritage of Alaska's eleven cultural groups - drawing upon the lifeways of long ago, the wisdom of our elders, and the traditions that endure. The encounter is designed to enhance self-esteem among Native people and to encourage cross-cultural exchanges among all people.
Native Arts Festival is part of the Heritage Centerís Celebrating Culture Saturdays, sponsored by BP, the CIRI Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts.
PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL: MARCH 31, 2007
Enjoy an engaging day of storytelling, song and dance from the Native Cultures of Massachusetts, Hawaii and Alaska.
A special collaborative theatrical performance called "Keeping the Fire in the Dark Moon Times" honors the stories of our ancestors. The stories are told both traditionally and with clothing, instruments, song and dance representing the indigenous cultures of Massachusetts, Hawaii and Alaska.
Local Performancs by:
Colony Calypso Steel Drum Band
Imansuat (Sugpiaq Dance Group)
Polynesian Culture Club
Schedule for the Day
CELEBRATING CULTURAL SATURDAYS ART, LANGUAGE AND DANCE CLASSES!
The Heritage Center offers an array of art, language and dance classes throughout the winter as part of our Celebrating Culture Saturdays. In most cases, the cost is minimal with admission.
Winter Class Schedule
SCHOOL VISIT PROGRAMANHC's School Visit Program offers students a unique opportunity to explore, in a traditional setting, the past and present of Alaskaís first people. Students work directly with artists, performers, Elders and tradition-bearers to learn about Alaskaís indigenous cultures.
CULTURAL AWARENESS WORKSHOPSANHC's two-day Cultural Awareness Workshops are designed for individuals, organizations, businesses and agencies wishing to learn more about Alaska Native Cultures. With better understanding participants will be able to better serve their clients and employees and help promote racial harmony among Alaskan citizens.
CULTURAL OUTREACH PROGRAMBring the Center to your school! Choose from two exciting school assemblies: My Spirit Raised Its Hands: The Story of Elizabeth Peratrovich or Shevela: A Rainbow of Alaska Native Cultures.
The Alaska Native Heritage Center is the proud sponsor of Ramy Brooks, dog musher and the 1999 Yukon Quest champion. Visit his website to learn more about his life and work. www.ramybrooks.com
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