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Make a Bird Ornament with Susan Paskvan

Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center 101 Dunkel St, Fairbanks

LIVE STREAM REPLAY Join us for a kid-friendly activity, making a bird ornament for the holidays and learning about the Denaakk’e language and culture with Susan Paskvan, Native Language Coordinator, at Yukon-Koyukuk School District. We will be making two bird hanging ornaments, the black-capped chickadee and pine grosbeak. While making these ornaments Susan will talk… Read More

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March in our Memories: Spring Carnivals and Dog Mushing

Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center 101 Dunkel St, Fairbanks

An Evening of Stories online with elders Marie Yaska and Andy Jimmie moderated by Sharon McConnell. This program will be a virtual event and can be viewed live at https://www.morristhompsoncenter.org/live/ Elder Marie Yaska is from Huslia. Learn more about Ms. Yaska at https://bit.ly/3sQySVQ Elder Andrew "Andy" Jimmie is from Minto. Learn more about Mr. Jimmie… Read More

Our People and Land Speak – Traditional Values For Today’s World

Join us as moderator Sharon Hildebrand welcomes guests Georgianna Lincoln and Steve Ginnis for a discussion of how traditional values guide Native organizations today. This program will be a virtual event and can be viewed live at https://www.morristhompsoncenter.org/live/

“Springing Out” – Next Generations Prepare for a New Season

April signals the beginning of spring here in Alaska. For many Alaska Natives that means time to start preparing for summer activities, like making and mending fishnets and beginning to hunt small game such as muskrat. Spring is also a time of renewal. In this talk our guests, Jessica Black and Tristan Madros, will discuss… Read More

The Smell of Moosehide- Traditional Regalia Today

Join us as special guests Luke Titus and Miranda Wright discuss the importance of traditional regalia in contemporary ceremonies and how to respect the culture and traditions behind its creation and use. Guest Speakers: Miranda Wright and Luke Titus Moderator: Sharon Hildebrand

Language Journeys: Tristan Madros on Denakke’ and Holikachuk

Tristan Madros joins the Morris Thompson Center and Doyon Foundation to share his memories, experience, and learning with Alaska Native languages, Denakke’ and Holikachuk. This event was the premier episode of Doyon Foundation’s new series, Language Journeys. Watch live at https://www.morristhompsoncenter.org/live/ Or on YouTube at https://youtu.be/LS7yGbh5HvM

Tugging at Our Roots- Alaska Native Medicinal Plants

Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center 101 Dunkel St, Fairbanks

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

https://www.morristhompsoncenter.org/live

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

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Peeling Bark, Creating Art- Birch Bark Baskets

Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center 101 Dunkel St, Fairbanks

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