SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 2015

All events take place in Anchorage, Alaska. If you have questions about these events, please contact the sponsoring entity listed or Alaska Native Heritage Month President Shyanne Beatty at SBeatty@knba.org.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18

Heyi niłtu (Dena’ina Athabascan term for ‘Celebrating the Coming of Winter’)

Mat-Su College Glenn Massay Theater 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

The Alaska Native Cultures Club presents a free day-long Alaska Native Heritage Celebration. (Dancing, demonstrations, lunch and supper potluck)

Followed by Pamyua concert  6:30 pm to 8:00 pm - tickets sold seperately

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20

Alaska Native Heritage Month presents the Seawolf Jamboree

Alaska Airlines Center 3550 Providence Dr. 5pm 

The Jamboree is a 2 day tournament featuring men's basketball and will feature Alaska Native dance, art, language and more. 


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20

Our Story, (100% Contemporary Alaska Native Art) curated by Drew Michael 

Anchorage Museum

As Alaska Native peoples we gather strength and are unified by sharing our own stories through words, art, and objects of the past. Until quite recently, Indigenous art was defined and described by non-indigenous people in museums, books, and galleries. This collection of artwork helps tell the story of what it means to be Alaska Native in a changing time, place, and perspective. Each object has a creator who has invested his or her life to expressing identity through art.

As a child I was drawn to objects that represented my cultural heritage. I wanted to learn from the artists themselves, but did not have that opportunity. All of the work included in this exhibition is made by artists who have influenced me and my artistic career. We are on the path to protect and activate our culture. Please take time to hear the authentic story of what it means to be Alaskan Native today.     — Drew Michael, Guest Curator

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER  21

Alaska Native Heritage Month presents the Seawolf Jamboree

Alaska Airlines Center 3550 Providence Dr. 1pm

The Jamboree is a 2 day tournament featuring men's basketball and will feature Alaska Native dance, art, language and more. 


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21

The Howard Rock and Ted Stevens Smokehouse Gala

Hotel Captain Cook      

VIP Reception: 5:00 pm Doors Open: 6:00 pm   Gala: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm   

You're invited to a Uniquely Alaskan Event to Honor Alaska Native Peoples and our Friends by announcing the honorees of The Howard Rock & Ted Stevens Smokehouse Awards.

Proceeds will help the First Alaskans Institute in its efforts to empower young Native leaders, sustain their renowned internship program, and grow and support healthy, thriving communities.

"Remember those who have helped us, show our young people that we believe in them and share the pride in our cultures." Willie Iggiagruk Hensley

http://www.thehowardrockandtedstevenssmokehousegala.org/ 

 

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23

Showing of the short film "Ronnie Bo Dean" Director - Steven Paul Judd

and the film" Legends From The Sky" Director - Travis Holt Hamilton

Bear Tooth Theater  5:30 pm & 8:00 pm

Director Steven Paul Judd is of the Kiowa and Choctaw tribes. Judd is known as the Native American Andy Warriorhol! 

Support comes from the Anchorage Marriott Downtown.

Legends From the Sky incorporates the Navajo language.

 

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24

Meet and Greet Potluck for Artist and Director Steven Paul Judd

Alaska Heritage Museum at Wells Fargo  5:00 pm & 8:00 pm

301 W. Northern Lights Blvd. 1st floor 

http://www.wellsfargohistory.com/museums/anchorage/ 

Bring some tradtional Native foods or any dish to introduce director Steven Paul Judd to our great Anchorage community. We will also be doing a community art project, so come and help us welcome Steven Paul Judd to Anchorage with food, laughter and FUN!!!!!


 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28

Visionary Awards and Village Vogue Fashion Show

Alaska Native Heritage Center 6:00pm

 

The Visionary Awards aim to recognize and honor Alaskan Natives and American Indians residing in the State of Alaska who are perpetuating and preserving culture through artistic and visionary ventures such as film, photography, music, visual and literary art, performance art and so much more. 

NOMINATE SOMEONE FOR THE VISIONARY AWARDS Entry deadline is October 30, 2015.


The Village Vogue Fashion Show invites artists/designers to utilize objects found within their villages, fish camps, reservations, trap lines and hunting camps to make fashion ensembles ready for the runway. As a featured artist, you will need to find a model to wear your object down the runway.

ARTISTS/DESIGNERS REGISTER ONLINE  Entry Deadline is October 30th.

Deadline for finished pieces is November 14th.