Alaska Native Heritage Center

The Alaska Native Heritage Center is an educational and cultural institution for all Alaskans, located in Anchorage, Alaska. The center opened in 1999, and has become Alaska's premier interactive cultural destination. The Alaska Native Heritage Center shares the rich heritage of Alaska's 11 major cultural groups. Visitors experience Alaska Native culture first-hand through engaging storytelling, authentic Native song and dance, artist demonstrations, Native Games demonstrations and more. Unique opportunities to interact and participate create an enlightening educational experience for young and old alike.

The Heritage Center, located ten miles from downtown Anchorage, is situated on 26 wooded acres. Inside – the Hall of Cultures, Theatre and Gathering place are home to many of our activities and demonstrations. Outside – guests stroll through six authentic life-sized Native dwellings surrounding beautiful Lake Tiulana and are introduced to the traditional life ways of the Indigenous people of Alaska. The current media & strategic initiatives director is percussionist and producer Steven Alvarez.
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