Alaska Native woman in traditional parka on Alaska Native Heritage grounds.


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 celebrate its 20th Anniversary in 2019.