Alaska Native dancers perform at Exhibit at Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center.

Denaakk’e Language Activity for Kids and Caregivers

This is a summer series of inter-generational Denaakk’e language learning activities for children accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Each activity will be led by Doyon Foundation Language Revitalization Program staff Jennifer Mayo-Shannon and Diloola Erickson, and each activity will have a theme as follows: May 3 – Cooking, potlatch preparation, and traditional songs June… Read More

Fish Skin Tanning & Basket Making with Audrey Armstrong

$250 per student Limited to 13 students Interested in Attending? Contact TCC Cultural Programs at 907-459-3741 OR Alaska Native Scholarships: There is one youth scholarship vailable (covering 90% of class fee) and two adult/elder scholarships available (covering 50% of class fee). Contact us for scholarship applications. Cultural Traditions Workshops are made possible by Tanana… Read More

Expressing Feelings in Tanacross: What We Say and How We Say It… Or Don’t.

Irene Arnold and Siri Tuttle share their experiences as speakers, learners, and teachers of second languages (English and Tanacross).  Sometimes you don’t have all the information you need to express yourself just as you wish to in another language.  And you may not even know what information you are missing!  How to avoid missteps and… Read More

Cultural Traditions Workshop Birch Bark Basket Making with Lena Tickett

Lena Tickett, an Inupiaq Eskimo, grew up in the village of Kobuk, Alaska. She learned to make birch bark baskets from her mother when she was 14-years-old. It’s not easy—Lena rarely has any fingerprints left after working with the tough bark and spruce roots. She and her partner Al Capsul collect the birch bark and spruce… Read More

Kathleen Carlo Kendall & Chris Ehlers

PASSING FORWARD with Premiere Film Screening “To Continue or Be Remembered” by Maya Salganek 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM – Reception 6:00 PM – Premiere Film Screening: “To Continue or Be Remembered: Preserving and Sharing Alaska Native Arts” 6:30 PM – Artists’ Talk This exhibition celebrates the tradition of Passing Forward knowledge, skills, and traditions,… Read More

Beading, Tufting, Porcupine Quill Work with Emma Hildebrand

Emma Hildebrand was born in Northway and raised in a semi-subsistence lifestyle. Her Koyukon Athabascan mother taught her to bead and skin sew from the age of seven. She was selected Miss WEIO in 1981 in a moosehide parka with beadwork and beaver fur trim that was her first major project that took a full… Read More

Gwich’in Athabascan Fiddle Dance

Gwich’in Athabascan Fiddle Dance | Dance Lessons | November 14-16, 2019 For reservations or information, contact TCC Cultural Programs at 907.459.3741 or

Handmade Holiday Art Bazaar

At the Handmade Holiday Art Bazaar, we feature all Alaskan artists whose work is high-quality, handmade, and relates to Alaska’s land, people and history. To ensure each vendor table meets this criteria, before being accepted for this bazaar each artist is required to submit an application and photos representative of their work. A committee will… Read More

Documentary Film: “Dawson City, Frozen Time” 

The Tanana Yukon Historical Society invites you to celebrate the 2020 Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race with a free showing of “Dawson City, Frozen Time.”  This 2-hour documentary film by Bill Morrison revolves around the 1978 discovery of 533 reels of film frozen in Dawson’s early swimming pool. The unearthed reels tell the Dawson… Read More

Yukon Quest Start

The 2020 Yukon Quest starts at the Morris Thompson Center on February 1, 2020 at 11am! It will be about -20 on start day, dress warmly. More information about the event here .