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News & Stories

A Place For All Alaska Natives

When the Alaska Native Heritage Center was formed in 1989, we were created with the vision of being a community and a place of healing for all Alaska Natives. ANHC’s vision is, “Thriving Alaska Native people and cultures are respected and valued.” We believe that modeling respect, love, and support for all of our people… Read More

One Of 286 Teams Empowering Voices the World Needs to Hear.

As the President and CEO of the Alaska Native Heritage Center (ANHC), I write this from a place of gratitude, appreciation, and love from my office in Anchorage, Alaska, that sits on the traditional homelands of the Dena’ina people. It is not every day that ANHC has the incredible opportunity to write a response to… Read More

Quyakamsi Tagilghiisi!

(We welcome you, St. Lawrence Island Yupik) We are so excited to have opened the Alaska Native Heritage Center (ANHC) for our Summer 2021 Programming! At ANHC, our mission is to preserve and strengthen the traditions, languages, and art of Alaska’s Native People through statewide collaboration, celebration, and education. One way we bring that mission to life is… Read More

ANHC AmeriCorps VISTA Opportunity!

Have you ever wanted to work with either the AmeriCorps program or the Alaska Native Heritage Center? NOW is your chance! We are so excited to announce that we are recruiting for TWO VISTA positions.  Both VISTA positions will help support our mission and promote healthy communities through cultural connection and programming. Check them out and apply… Read More

Canoe Lofting Workshop

You are invited to participate in an Indigenous-designed Canoe Lofting workshop with Elder and knowledge bearer Doug Modig from 1:30 pm – 3 pm April 13th – April 16th and April 26th – 30th.This is an opportunity to see how the lofting process for a strip canoe is practiced, how to build a frame and… Read More

ANHC Summer 2021 Opening

We can’t wait to see you at the Alaska Native Heritage Center this summer! We are opening on May 11th, from 9 AM – 5 PM. We will be open throughout the summer Tuesdays through Saturdays from 9 AM to 5 PM. We’ve taken the Healthy Anchorage Pledge, and we are committed to keeping you… Read More

ANHC Launches Free Program for Entrepreneurs & Creators

CO.STARTERS Core is a 10-week program for entrepreneurs and creators presented by the Alaska Native Heritage Center & Leadership Anchorage. Are you an entrepreneur? A small business owner? An artist? A creator? If you have an idea that is ready to be explored, or if you have already started your business and you’re searching for… Read More

Tatiana Ticknor Joins Emerging Leaders of Color Program

The Alaska Native Heritage Center is pleased to announce that Tatiana Ticknor  (Dena’ina, Lingit and Deg Hit’an), Unguwat Culture and Resilience Program Coordinator, has been selected to participate in WESTAF’s 2021 Emerging Leaders of Color Program.  WESTAF (Western States Arts Federation) is a regional nonprofit arts service organization dedicated to strengthening the financial, organizational, and… Read More

ANHC Hosts Operation Fish Drop

The Alaska Native Heritage Center is excited to host a two-day fish distribution event as part of “Operation Fish Drop,” a grassroots initiative to distribute over 12,000 pounds of frozen fish to the Alaska Native Community through local, state, federal, and international entities. Created to meet a community-wide need during the pandemic, Operation Fish Drop… Read More

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