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(Many Paths)

An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


November 29, 2003 - Issue 101


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Opportunities - Page Six


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Here you will find listings of:


  • Positions Available - including Fellowships and Internships;
  • Scholarship, Award and Grant Information; and
  • Event Announcements.

We will update this page if we receive additional opportunities for events, etc. that will occur before our issue publication date.


We receive these announcements from various sources including Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP) and NativeShare


To view additional listing from previous issues, click here Opportunities Button



Fifth Annual Holiday Bazaar at the Alaska Native Heritage Center

(Anchorage, AK) - Shoppers will be able to purchase authentic Alaska Native arts and crafts at the Alaska Native Heritage Center's (ANHC) fifth annual Holiday Bazaar on December 6th from 10am to 5pm. Over 50 Alaska Native artists from across the state will be on hand to offer unique arts and crafts for purchase. Admission is free. This is one of the continuing series of Celebrating Culture Saturdays sponsored by BP, which presents a unique cultural program each week.

"The ANHC Holiday Bazaar offers a variety of high quality Native arts and crafts in a festive setting where one can meet and interact with the artist," states Jon Ross, President and CEO.

All artists who participate in the Bazaars are 'Silver Hand' artists, as identified by the Alaska State Council on the Arts. The 'Silver Hand' program guarantees that all work is handcrafted, authentic and made in whole by an Alaska Native in Alaska.

Adding to the Holiday spirit will be dancing and singing. Robin Kiyutelluk a 10 year old Inupiaq Eskimo, will be singing holiday church songs. She travels to villages and other cities to sing for various church functions and is a favorite for the Anchorage Native Musical during the Anchorage Fur Rondy.

There will be Native dance performances by King Island Dancers, Alaska Native Dance Group and the Kicaput Dancers. The late Paul Tiulana founded the King Island Dancers and Singers in the 1970's to preserve the traditional values and rich heritage of the King Island people. The Bureau of Indian Affairs relocated the King Island people to Nome in the 1960's and Tiulana was dedicated to keeping their rich traditions alive. Most of the dance equipment and dance masks the group uses today were hand made by Paul and his son, Eugene. The King Island Dancers and Singers have performed all over Alaska and the world. The ANHC Dance Troupe began in the fall of 2001 as part of the Alaska Native Heritage Center's After-School Program for Alaska Native high school students. The group has studied with master dance instructors from throughout the state, expanding its performance repertoire to include Tsimshian, Yup'ik, Inupiaq and Aleut singing and dancing. The dancers, dressed in traditional regalia, perform dances that tell stories of traditional Native legends and lifestyles. The Kicaput Dancers are an Anchorage based group formed in 1993. The name Kicaput means "our anchor" in the Yup'ik language. The group performs traditional songs of the Yup'ik and Cup'ik people.

Other performers will include Artie Joseph Fiddlers, the Anchorage Moravian Church Choir, Sam Herman and Family, the Anchorage Covenant Church Choir, Warren Matumeak with his church group, Anchorage Friends Church and Henry Shavings and Crew.


The Alaska Native Heritage Center is an independent, nonprofit that is committed to sharing, perpetuating and preserving the unique Alaska Native cultures, language, traditions and values through celebration and education. It is located at 8800 Heritage Center Drive in northeast Anchorage, just off Muldoon Road North near Bartlett High School. For more information about other events and programs, visit

Kay E. Ashton
Public Relations
Alaska Native Heritage Center
Fax: 907 330-8030
Phone: 800 315-6608
907 330-8055

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