Our path forward is grounded in
Alaska Native Ways of Living


We Are.

The Alaska Native Heritage Center (ANHC) is a living cultural center located in Anchorage, Alaska that promotes active observance of Alaska Native culture and traditions. As the only statewide cultural and education center dedicated to celebrating all cultures and heritages, ANHC serves as a statewide resource for Alaska Natives from birth until Elder.

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Land Aknowledgement

The Alaska Native Heritage Center is honored to be guests in the traditional territory of the Native Village of Eklutna, a Dena’ina Athabascan Tribe.

Strategic Plan


2023-2028 Responsibility Plan


This strategic plan is a call to the responsibility that ANHC has to our community. We honor the path paved before us while establishing our path forward. ANHC’s path forward will be grounded in Alaska Native Ways of Living and traditions passed down from generation to generation that were gifted to us through our Ancestors by Creator. This plan provides us with a roadmap to pave our way forward.

A place for all Alaska Native Peoples.

Our History.

The Alaska Native Heritage Center (ANHC) was created by a unanimous vote of the Alaska Federation of Natives in 1987, which called for the establishment of a statewide Alaska Native culture center. Two years later, ANHC was officially an incorporated 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and with the help and support of committed community members, in coordination with distinguished organizations like the Alaska Native Corporations, began fundraising to build the Center. ANHC opened its doors to the public in May of 1999, and celebrated its 20th Anniversary in 2019.


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Leading with love for our peoples.

Our Leadership.

ANHC’s total Board Membership is at 18 Directors representing every area and cultural group of Alaska. The diverse staff are led by the direction of ANHC’s President and CEO.


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