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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]

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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/

Language Journeys: LaVerne Demientieff on Deg Xinag [Online Event]


LaVerne Demientieff joins the series to speak about the importance of learning and teaching her Native language, Deg Xinag. She elevates her language through facilitating a weekly language learning group, and studies the connection between Native language and well-being. Watch live at https://www.morristhompsoncenter.org/live/

Scrape and Call: Moose Hunting in Alaska [Online Event]

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Sterling DeWilde delves us into the world of moose hunting in Alaska. He vividly describes what it was like growing up in the bush and having moose hunting as an essential way to survive and provide for the family. Sterling also explains the importance of passing these traditions on to youth to preserve and perpetuate… Read More

Polly Hyslop on Upper Tanana [Online Event]

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Polly Hyslop speaks about the importance of learning and teaching her Native language, Upper Tanana. She researches how language revitalization creates community empowerment, and she is involved in documenting Indigenous language and knowledge. Watch live at https://www.morristhompsoncenter.org/live

From Winter Traps to Cozy Hats: Traditional Skin Sewing [Online Event]

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Denise Newman joins the series the speak about the significance of skin sewing in Alaska Native culture. She takes us through the whole process, from trapping fur, to tanning, to creating beautiful pieces of clothing. Denise passes on this important tradition to the younger generation and makes sure the honor the creative sewers before her.… Read More

Alaska Native Gift Shop Holiday Pop-Up

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

Join us on December 6 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  in the Denakkanaaga suite at the Morris Thompson Center for a unique holiday shopping opportunity.  You'll find beautiful, high-quality, authentic Alaska Native handcrafts to suit any member of the family. Call (907) 451-3900 for more information.  See you there!   Holiday Pop-up - AK… Read More


Small Dots Far Away, What Am I? Denaakk’e Kk’edon Ts’ednee in Winter [Online Event]

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Join us as Lorraine David takes us into the depths of winter in Alaska long ago, when storytelling was a key activity to pass time and impart culture through the long nights. Lorraine shares a few of the stories told, called Kk'edon Ts'ednee, that communicate life lessons and creation stories. Watch live at https://www.morristhompsoncenter.org/live