Programs & Events

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Cultural Connections Show

Gwitch’in Athabasan Fiddler Bill Stevens

Enjoy a one-hour stage show featuring traditional music, dancing and storytelling by Gwich’in Athabascan Fiddler Bill Stevens. Alaska Native youth dancers in their beaded moosehide garments join in to demonstrate traditional dances.

Monday – Friday, June – Aug @ 1pm, 3pm and 5pm.
Free Entry/Donations Accepted.

For more information, contact Tanana Chiefs Conference Cultural Programs, 907.459.3740, dixie.alexander@tananachiefs.org.

Daily Films & Schedule

Shown throughout the day — FREE!

Join us for free films focused on Alaska’s history, nature, and cultures. Shown 7-days-a-week in our 100 seat, hi-definition theatre or video nook. [Read more...]

Denakkanaaga Beading Class

_U1C9353Every Monday, 2-4 P.M. inside Denakkanaaga’s warm and welcoming Elders’ Living Room. All ages are welcome. Beads, felt and other supplies are provided. For more information, call 907.451.3900 or email receptionist@denakkanaaga.org

Family Portraits in Traditional Athabascan Clothing

The Nelson Family Portrait

Dress the entire family in traditional Athabascan clothing featuring stunning beadwork, moosehide, and wolf, muskrat, wolverine and beaver fur. Take home a family portrait on CD. $55/family, $45/couple, $35/individual

“Visitors come to Alaska from all around the world, and they don’t get a chance to touch Native garments or smell the smoked moosehide.” says Cultural Program Director Dixie Alexander. “We say, ‘Please, put them on!'”

Monday – Friday 9am-6pm or by appointment. Call Tanana Chiefs Conference Cultural Programs, 907.459-3740, dixie.alexander@tananachiefs.org

Field Trips for Kids

Salcha Elementary School student at fur table with Ranger Laurie

Join Park Ranger Laurie for a free field trip or class visit. Explore the exhibits, watch a movie, and participate in many curriculum-based activities. Call Laurie/Alaska Public Lands Information Center at 907.459.3731 for more information and reservations.

First Fridays

Sarah Holm/Fishhead Studio May 2014 First Friday Artist

Sarah Holm – Fish Head Studio
May 2014 First Friday Artist

The first Friday of every month enjoy a free reception from 5 to 8 p.m. featuring the work of an Interior Alaskan artist. 

May 2nd: Glass work by Sarah Holm and “Trash to Art” by Effie Kokrine Students – Glass artist Sarah Holm enjoys using her original graphic designs and imagery in her glass work and screen printing. She will have new work and designs to share. Beautiful recycled sculptural artwork created by students at Effie Kokrine Charter School will be on display all month long.

June 6th: Joe Geiss/Harmony Wood Works

July 4th: Betsy Bear – Watercolors

August 1st: Wilderness Traveling Exhibit

September 5th: Wilderness Traveling Exhibit (continued)

October 3rd : Vicki Salmon & Friends – Paintings, music, jewelry

November 7th: Raven Show, hosted by the Alaska Songbird Institute

December 5 & 6: Holiday Art Bazaar, a two-day art fair featuring hand-crafted items made by local artisans.

We are now booking artists for 2014 & 2015. For more information, call Macy at the Alaska Public Lands Information Center at 907.459.3730.

I SPY Scavenger Hunt for Kids

I SpyAn eagle, a moose, a bear and birds–there are more than 15 different animals throughout our exhibits. Kids of all ages can enjoy a self-directed I SPY Scavenger Hunt anytime. Check with the Rangers at the Alaska Public Lands Information counter for your own I SPY worksheet, and see what you can spy with your little eye!

Language Revitalization Class

LOGOEvery Wednesday, 2-4 P.M. inside the Denakkanaaga Elders’ Living Room, Suite 135

Come learn Interior Alaska Native languages from Native Elders in a homey, relaxed environment. All ages are welcome. Refreshments served. For more information, call 907.451.3900 or email receptionist@denakkanaaga.org.

Make It & Take It

Make it Take it 2Make your own porcupine quill earrings with an Alaska Native artist, or choose your colors and watch your earrings come together. June – Sept, Monday – Friday, 9am-6pm. Information:  907.459.3740 or dixie.alexander@tananachiefs.org

Young Native Fiddlers Classes

Young Native Fiddlers perform at Festival of Native Arts. Photo by Ron Brower

Young Native Fiddlers perform at Festival of Native Arts. Photo by Ron Brower

Calling all young fiddler and guitar players! During the school year (Sept – May), the Young Native Fiddlers learn fiddling and guitar from Alaska Native Elder Bill Stevens and other expert musicians. Instruction is in small groups based on skill level every Saturday from 11am-1pm. School aged children (2nd – 12th grade) are welcome. Contact Maryanne Allan 907.590.1711 for more information.