Native New Year is coming up in Anchorage! What’s going on during the week? Here is a list of events of interest to Alaska Native people and Alaskans. I enjoy going to these events to learn more about Alaska Native culture and to visit with friends and relatives.
This is not meant to be a complete list. As with any events, dates are subject to change. I recommend going to the links provided for the most up-to-date information. Some events may have a cost.
Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration ● October 9, 2023, 11 am ● Moseley Sports Center on Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage
Craft Gathering ● Native Movement for a night of community and crafting ● October 11, 2023, 5-7 pm ● 2522 Arctic Blvd., Anchorage
First Alaskans Institute’s Elders & Youth Conference ● Theme: “WOOSHT GUGANÉIX – Let it be that we heal each other ● October 15-18, 2023 ● Dena’ina Center, Anchorage
AFN Basketball Tournament ● Oct. 17-20, 2023 ● Moseley Sports Center, Alaska Pacific University
10th Annual AFN Tribal Conference ● Theme: “Protecting Our Ways of Life” ● October 18, 2023 ● Egan Center, Anchorage
“One With the Whale” Film Premiere ● Alaska Federation of Natives ● October 18, 2023, 7 pm ● Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center in Anchorage ● The showing is free and will be followed by a Q&A session with the directors and heroes of the film. AFN is proud to invite you to this exciting event. Seating is limited, so get your free tickets.
Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) Annual Convention ● Theme: “Our Ways of Life” ● October 19-21, 2023 ● Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center in Anchorage
Alaska Native Customary Art Fair ● October 19-21, 2023 ● Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center in Anchorage
Quyana Alaska I-II ● Alaska Federation of Natives ● October 19-20, 2023, 7 p.m. ● Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center in Anchorage
- Quyana I – October 19
- Lower Yukon Drummers & Dancers
- Kuukpikmiut Dancers
- Qaluyaarmiut Yurartait
- Yup’ik Rainbow Dancers
- Ánchich’x Kwaan Dancers
- Quyana II – October 19
- Qasgirmiut Dancers
- Kingikmiut Singers & Dancers of Anchorage
- Barrow Dancers
- Chevak Tanqik Dancers
- Iñugialiŋmiut Dance Group of Tikiġaq
Elizabeth Peratrovich Legal Clinic ● October 20, 2023, 10 am-1 pm ● Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center in Anchorage
Indigenous Northern Music Assn. Fiddle Dance ● October 19, 2023, 7 pm ● Carpenter’s Hall, 407 Denali, Anchorage
Indigenous Northern Music Assn. Fiddle Dance ● October 20, 2023, 7 pm ● Moose Lodge, 4211 Arctic Blvd., Anchorage
AFN Banquet ● Alaska Federation of Natives ● October 21, 2023, 7 pm ● Dena’ina Civic & Convention Center in Anchorage
Boarding School Healing Totem Pole and a Dena’ina/Haida Potlatch to follow ● Alaska Native Heritage Center ● October 22, 2023, 4 pm ● 8800 Heritage Center Dr, Anchorage, AK 99504 ● RSVP by October 20 to email@example.com. All are welcome and invited to attend
Happy Native New Year! Love these ladies! But We’re So Happy
This is not meant to be a complete list. As with any events, dates are subject to change. I recommend going to the links provided for the most up-to-date information, and reach out to them with any questions or concerns you may have. Please note, except for the inNate Show, I am not personally affiliated with any of the events. Please comment if you have any updates/edits or if you have any other events to add. Safe travels Native New Year!
Please feel free to email me with any events that you would like me to consider adding or comment below.