Alaska Native heritage takes center stage at Anchorage Museum celebration
November 01, 2012
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Nov. 1, 2012
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High-res jpegs are available in the online media room.
Celebrate the rich culture and traditions of Alaska Native people 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11 at the Anchorage Museum’s annual Alaska Native Family Day.
Enjoy drumming and dancing by the Alaska Native Heritage Center and Alaska Native Cultural Charter School. Watch Tlingit chef Rob Kinneen give cooking and knife skills demonstrations. 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 and Yup’ik dance fans. General 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.
ANCHORAGE MUSEUM 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. ###