Alaska Native heritage takes center stage at Nov. 13 celebration
November 04, 2011
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Nov. 4, 2011
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1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13
Celebrate the rich culture and traditions of Alaska Native people Nov. 13 at the Anchorage Museum’s annual Alaska Native Heritage Family Day.
Enjoy storytelling by Jack Dalton and drumming and dancing by the Alaska Native Cultural Charter School. Learn about carving from Andrew Abyo. Take a guided tour of the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center, which houses more than 600 Alaska Native artifacts.
Hands-on activities include making paper Unangax hunting hats, Athabascan octopus bags and Inupiaq snow goggles. Admission is free all day thanks to Wells Fargo.
Alaska Native Heritage Month/National American Indian Heritage Month is celebrated annually in November, honoring this country’s indigenous people.
The Anchorage Museum is the largest museum in Alaska and one of the top 10 most visited attractions in the state. The museum’s mission is to share and connect Alaska with the world through art, history and science. Learn more at www.anchoragemuseum.org.