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Tugging at Our Roots- Alaska Native Medicinal Plants

Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center 101 Dunkel St, Fairbanks, AK

Join us as special guest Kathleen Meckel addresses the topic of Alaska Native medicinal plants. She will share her knowledge about the types, uses, and harvest of medicinal plants in spring, as well as the importance of preserving and perpetuating this cultural wisdom Watch live at morristhompsoncenter.org/live

Twenty Years of Tourism in Fairbanks, Alaska

Deb Hickok, CEO and President of Explore Fairbanks, shares stories of her career in Alaska's visitor industry, including reflections on major accomplishments in which she played an important part including the creation of the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center and bringing the Alaska Federation of Natives meeting to Fairbanks for the first time. Watch… Read More

Language Journeys: Dewey KK’oleyo Hoffman on Denaakk’e


Join us at noon on Friday May 28 for a talk with Dewey about his learning journey with the Denaakk'e language. This is an online program - you can watch it from the Morris Thompson Center webpage, YouTube, or Facebook page. This series is brought to you by Doyon Foundation in partnership with the Morris… Read More


Peeling Bark, Creating Art- Birch Bark Baskets

Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center 101 Dunkel St, Fairbanks, AK

Join us as special guests Lena Tickett and Vernell Titus discuss and demonstrate birch bark basketry. They speak about the basic process and materials used in birch bark basketry as well as the significance of them in Alaska Native culture. Watch this event live at morristhompsoncenter.org/live

Language Journeys: Hishinlai’ on Gwich’in [Online Only]

Morris Thompson Center Website

Hishinlai' Peter joins the Morris Thompson Center and Doyon Foundation to share her journey learning Native language Gwich'in. She discusses how she came to learn Gwich'in as an adult and has proceeded to teach the language at UAF through an immersive learning approach. Watch live at https://www.morristhompsoncenter.org/live/

Kings of the Yukon: Summer at Fish Camp [ONLINE ONLY]

Join us as special guests Manny Carlo and Marvin Kokrine address the topic of fish camps. They both address where, how, and preservation methods for the fish caught at these camps, as well as the cultural significance of the camp. Watch live on our Our Live-Streamed Events page.

Our Way of Life: Then, Now and Forever [ONLINE ONLY]


Join us as esteemed guest Miranda Wright addresses the topic of Native ways of life. She describes the importance of spiritual, as well as survival, connections to the land which creates a Native way of life. Miranda also delves into the challenges of maintaining such as lifestyle in the present and in the future.  … Read More


Language Journeys: Ruth Ridley on Hän [ONLINE ONLY]

Morris Thompson Center Website

Ruth Ridley joins the Morris Thompson Center and Doyon Foundation to discuss the importance of learning her Native language, Hän, and the many ways she uplifts the language, such as traditional stories and developing a writing system. https://www.morristhompsoncenter.org/live/

Before the Snow Falls- Preparing for Winter [Online Only]

Second Traditional Chief Trimble Gilbert shares his wealth of wisdom and experience with the essential activities of preparing for winter. He address some of the logistics of this season change, but also the cultural significance and generational passage of these traditions from elders to youth. You can watch live at https://www.morristhompsoncenter.org/live/