Since 2019, Tanana Chiefs Conference Cultural Programs, a partner in the Morris Thompson Center, has offered Village Workshops sharing traditional skills through skilled craftspeople and artists passing on their knowledge directly to students. The Village Workshops were created for residents of Alaska’s rural communities who can’t always join us in Fairbanks for workshops at the Morris Thompson Center! They are made possible through partnership between Tanana Chiefs Conference Cultural Programs and the CIRI Foundation. Please see below for a list of planned workshops and information about who to contact if you would like more information.
Instructor: Ellen Evans
Offered in February in Birch Creek Village. Please contact Birch Creek Tribal Council for information.
SUNSHINE RUFF MAKING
Instructor: Martha Maillelle
Offered in February at Innoko River School in Shageluk. Please contact Shageluk Tribal Council for information.
MOUTON MITTENS & CALF SKIN BOOTS
Instructors: Josie Dayton Offered in February & March in the Native Village of Koyukuk. Please contact Koyukuk Tribal Council for information.
BEADED SLIPPER TOPS AND FUR- TRIMMED HARD SOLE SLIPPERS
Instructors: Loretta Peters Offered in February & March in Ruby. Please contact Ruby Tribal Council for information.