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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

ANHC Closing For November

With much consideration, we have decided to close our doors to the public until the end of November. The well-being of our community comes first, and the rapid spread of COVID-19 cases across Alaska presents an immediate threat to the health and vitality of Alaska Natives statewide. We recognize that this is a difficult time… Read More

Emily Edenshaw Joins ATIA Board of Directors

We are thrilled to announce that ANHC Executive Director Emily Edenshaw has been elected to the Alaska Tourism Industry Association Board of Directors!  A longtime leader and advocate for cultural tourism, Emily is excited to work with the ATIA Board and its members from across Alaska to help reshape and reimagine Alaska’s tourism industry. “Alaska… 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