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Gwich’in Fiddle Dance Nov 14-17, 2018

Join us at the Morris Thompson Center on the evenings of November 14, 15, 16 & 17 for Gwich’in Athabascan Fiddle Dance – a family-friendly dance for all ages. Two step, Double J

ig, Duck Dance, Square Dance, Rabbit Dance, Handkerchief Dance & Neets’ee Tlyaa. Doors open at 6:30 pm and we’ll dance till after midnight.  Dance lessons all four nights from 7-8 pm for those unsure of the steps.  Food and refreshments included until they run out. See you soon!

$15 adults/$10 for kids 10 and under

2018 Cultural Traditions Workshops: funded in part by Conoco Philips Alaska, the CIRI Foundation, ExxonMobil, and Alaska State Council of the Arts

Cultural Immersion: Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce Leadership Fairbanks: Feb 21  with Jorie Paoli, First Alaskans Institute

Fry Bread Making: March 2-3 12pm-4pm with  Dixie Alexander

Beading/Caribou Tufting/Porcupine Quill Work:  March 3-4 with Emma Hildebrand

Gwich’in Athabascan Fiddle Dance: March 14-17  – Dance lessons each night from 7 to 8 pm. Learn the Jig, Square Dance, Rabbit Dance, Handkerchief Dance, and Neets’ee’tlyaa!

Open Mic Night: March 15, 7-9pm: Co-hosted by the fabulous Amanda Frank & Tonya Garnett. Come
share your special talent – poetry, singing, comedy, drumming, music, magic.

Snowshoe Making: April 2018 with George Albert

Athabascan Drum Making: May 5-6 with Kenneth Frank

Dry Fish cutting & Smoking and Jarred Pickled Salmon: July 2018 (2 days) with Dixie Alexander

Traditional Medicines:  August 2018 (1 day) with Adrienne Titus

Canvas Boots: Date TBD (2 days) with Sasha Housley

Birch Bark Baskets:  Date TBD (2 days) with Tina Custer

Kuspuk Making: Date TBD (2 days), Instructor TBD

Storytelling – Historical Alaska Native Warriors: Date TBD, 1-night event for Young Emerging
Leaders and invited community

For reservations or information, contact TCC Cultural Programs at 907.459.3741 or cultural.programs@tananachiefs.org

Cultural Traditions Workshops are funded in part by Conoco Philips, the CIRI Foundation, ExxonMobil, and Alaska State Council of the Arts