Gathering place, celebrations and events

Calendar of Events

The Alaska Native Heritage Center presents an exciting offering of cultural programming all year long. Mark your calendars and plan to attend!

Multicultural Drumming and Dance  - Free Admission

This event was on January 23, 2015
11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Join us in celebrating the different cultural styles of drumming and dance! 

Gathering Place Schedule

11:00am ANHC Dancers
11:45am Mount Susitna Singers and Drummers
12:15pm ANHC Dancers
12:30pm Fireweed Dancers
1:00pm Lepquinm Gumilgit Gagoadim
1:30pm Mount Susitna Singers and Drummers
2:00pm Special preview performance of "Winter's Dance" with Pamyua presented by Alaska Dance Theatre
2:30pm Alaska Native Cultural Charter School Dancers
3:00pm Akutapalooza Contest Winners Announced
3:15pm Mount Susitna Singers and Drummers

Theatre Schedule

11:00am Stories Given, Stories Shared & Living From the Land and Sea
11:30am PowWow Highway
12:30pm Kivgik 2005
1:30pm Living Dena'ina/Asveq
2:00pm A Thousand Roads
3:00pm Festival in the Desert

Guided village site tours 12:00pm & 2:00pm
Alaska Native artist vendors in the Hall of Cultures

This year's Multicultural Drumming and Dance Day will also feature Akutapalooza! Think you have the best akutaq recipe in town? Guests are encouraged to bring their best akutaq recipe (traditional ice cream) to be entered into the 2016 Akutapalooza. Akutapalooza entries will be judged on texture, ingredients, presentation, and taste. So make your akutaq at home, bring the recipe, and join the fun!

Awards include Most Authentic, Most Creative, People's Choice, and Grand Prize!
Please include your ingredients, recipe, and name of dish. 
We will have a panel of judges to determine Most Authentic, Most Creative, and Grand Prize. People's Choice will be determined by you all!