Alaska Native youth practice Native sports events in the Alaska Native Heritage event space.

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ANHC Launches Free Program for Entrepreneurs & Creators

CO.STARTERS Core is a 10-week program for entrepreneurs and creators presented by the Alaska Native Heritage Center & Leadership Anchorage. Are you an entrepreneur? A small business owner? An artist? A creator? If you have an idea that is ready to be explored, or if you have already started your business and you’re searching for… Read More

Tatiana Ticknor Joins Emerging Leaders of Color Program

The Alaska Native Heritage Center is pleased to announce that Tatiana Ticknor  (Dena’ina, Lingit and Deg Hit’an), Unguwat Culture and Resilience Program Coordinator, has been selected to participate in WESTAF’s 2021 Emerging Leaders of Color Program.  WESTAF (Western States Arts Federation) is a regional nonprofit arts service organization dedicated to strengthening the financial, organizational, and… Read More

ANHC Hosts Operation Fish Drop

The Alaska Native Heritage Center is excited to host a two-day fish distribution event as part of “Operation Fish Drop,” a grassroots initiative to distribute over 12,000 pounds of frozen fish to the Alaska Native Community through local, state, federal, and international entities. Created to meet a community-wide need during the pandemic, Operation Fish Drop… Read More

Alaska Native Heritage Center Mitigation Plan

Overview & Purpose: The Alaska Native Heritage Center (ANHC) is located in Anchorage, Alaska, and follows both municipaland state mandates. As a statewide cultural education center and museum, providing a diverse array ofservices to the public, including our cultural center, facility use, retail, coffee shop, educationalprogramming and classes, ANHC falls under several different classifications as… Read More

ANHC Awarded Three-Year $800k Grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The Alaska Native Heritage Center (ANHC) is pleased to announce that The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded an $800k grant to support Utuqqanaatmiñ, a three-year initiative for innovative Indigenous programming to drive social change and community healing. Through Utuqqanaatmiñ, an Inupiat word meaning “from our Elders,” ANHC will deepen an existing partnership with the… Read More

ANHC Show the Love Raffle

We miss seeing your smiling faces walking around the Alaska Native Heritage Center! We’re here, and we’d love to see you soon (safely, of course.)We’re hosting a Show the Love Raffle for a private tour, catered dinner, and photo session for one lucky couple AND one lucky family! We have 50 squares available for both… Read More

ANHC Announces “ANHC 12 Days of Christmas”

December 3rd, 2020 – The Alaska Native Heritage Center (ANHC) is thrilled to announce its upcoming “ANHC 12 Days of Christmas,” a virtual holiday extravaganza created to spread joy and foster a spirit of community and healing during this socially-distanced holiday season.  From Facebook Live dance performances to daily door buster giveaways, ANHC has an… Read More

Alaska Native Heritage Center designated one of America’s Cultural Treasures

ANHC receives $3 million grant from Ford Foundation The Alaska Native Heritage Center (ANHC) has been named one of “America’s Cultural Treasures,” a national initiative from the Ford Foundation that provides grants to support BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) arts and cultural organizations severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  This collective effort brings together… Read More

Where We’ve Been, Where We Are, and What’s To Come

When the reality of the COVID pandemic began to set in this March, the Alaska Native Heritage Center (ANHC) staff prepared for the worst. Our summer cultural tourism season generates a sizable portion of our annual income each year, and difficult but necessary social distancing measures and mandates threatened our mission hinging on community and… Read More

Meet Tatiana Ticknor!

For Tatiana Ticknor, who is Tlingit, Dena’ina, and Deg Xinag Athabascan, the Alaska Native Heritage Center (ANHC) has been a second home for as long as she can remember. Her mother, Jean Sam, spearheaded the development of ANHC’s High School Program when the Center first opened its doors 21 years ago.   “I used to come here… Read More