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News & Stories

ANHC Awarded $1.25 Million

ANHC Awarded Five-Year $1.25 Million SAMHSA Native Connections Grant September 23, 2020 – The Alaska Native Heritage Center (ANHC) is pleased to announce Unguwat: Resilience & Connection (URC), a new Indigenous wellness project created by ANHC to serve young Alaska Native people (ages 18-24), has been funded under the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health… Read More

ANHC Welcomes AmeriCorps VISTA

ANHC Welcomes Our First AmeriCorps VISTA! September 21st, 2020 – The Alaska Native Heritage Center (ANHC) is pleased to welcome our first AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteer in Service to America), Presley West!  Founded in 1965, the VISTA program was designed to build capacity in organizations that alleviate poverty. VISTA members serve full-time for one year, helping… Read More

2020 Virtual Tours

With the support received from the Rasmuson Foundation and other funders, The Alaska Native Heritage Center can finally bring real-time tours and events from our Anchorage campus to the world via streaming platforms. In the spirit of our Alaska Native Values, including Share What You Have, we are thrilled to partner with organizations to reach… Read More

Cultural Advisory Committee Moves Forward

On behalf of the Alaska Native Heritage Center (ANHC) Program and Policy Committee (PPC), we are excited to announce we are reviving ANHC’s Cultural Advisory Committee (CAC). The purpose of this committee is to provide suggestions and ideas to ANHC staff for programs, activities, and products for future projects and theme exhibits. We are seeking… Read More

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… Read More

Alaska Native Heritage Center Mitigation Plan May 2020

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

Alaska Native Heritage Center COVID-19 Response

On behalf of the Alaska Native Heritage Center (ANHC) Board and Staff, we hope you are staying safe and healthy during these uncertain times. The COVID-19 pandemic is a community-changing reminder of just how precious life is and how unexpected emergencies have the potential to disrupt both our professional and personal routines. In response to… Read More

Join us in welcoming Emily Edenshaw as our new Executive Director

Anchorage, Alaska (November 12, 2019) – The Alaska Native Heritage Center (ANHC), a renowned, statewide living cultural center located in Anchorage, Alaska, is pleased to announce the hire of Emily Keneggnarkayaaggaq” Edenshaw (Yup’ik/Iñupiaq) as Executive Director. As the ANHC Executive Director, Edenshaw will provide sound organizational management and visionary leadership to ensure sustainable ANHC success.… Read More

2019-2020 Best Cultural Heritage Experience

We recently received an award for 2019-2020 Best Cultural Heritage Experience by the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association. Thank you all so much for your amazing support!