Alaska Native woman in traditional parka on Alaska Native Heritage grounds.
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Batuk’enelyashi: Natural Dyes from Dena’ina Lands

May 17, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join the Alaska Native Heritage Center (ANHC) for a free, fun educational program on natural dyes this Friday, May 20 at 3 p.m.!

The educational program is part of our Batuk’enelyashi: Natural Dyes from Dena’ina Lands project  building on the work of Yup’ik Elder and traditional healer Rita Pitka Blumenstein (1931-2021) and her work in natural dyes. In honor of Rita and in recognition of the Alaska Native traditions of sharing knowledge and promoting intergenerational learning, the project focuses on research, documentation, and teaching how to harvest, process, and use natural dyes from the Southcentral Alaska.

Hear from Elder Artist & Culture Bearer June Simeonoff Pardue (Sugpiaq and Iñupiaq) and staff from ANHC and the Arctic Studies Center, Smithsonian Institution at our outdoor presentation!

Quyana Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums (ATALM) American Rescue Plan: Humanities Grants for Native Institutions for making this program possible.



May 17, 2022
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

ANHC is temporarily closed to the public from February 2024 – May 2024 for renovations to ANHC’s facility.