Alaska Native woman holds traditionally woven basket in hands.

Message from the Executive Director

The Alaska Native Heritage Center was established as a result of an Alaska Native-led effort to create a cultural center where everyone can gather and experience Alaska’s First People. It was born out of a desire to heal, share, and learn, and find comfort in each other’s company. On June 12, we will reopen our doors to the public – our community – to once again fulfill that purpose. 

We recognize it is our honor and responsibility to create a space where people feel safe and where the traditions, languages, and art of Alaska’s Native People are preserved, strengthened, and celebrated every day. To do this safely, we’ve invested time and energy to develop and implement a thoughtful mitigation strategy for managing the spread of COVID-19. Our staff are trained, prepared, and eager to welcome back our neighbors, friends, and loved ones.

Welcome back to the Alaska Native Heritage Center. It’s so good to see you.


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