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Mother’s Day Celebration and Opening of Summer Season


Anchorage – The Alaska Native Heritage Center’s summer season opens with their annual Mother’s Day event on May 14, 2017 from 9am-5pm. In special recognition, Mother’s Day admission is sponsored by Target with free admission and special performances exclusive to Mother’s Day. ANHC will celebrate its 18th year opening its doors for summer season.

Featured performers include the Native American women’s acapella group, Ulali, whose sound encompasses an array of indigenous music including Southeast United States choral singing and pre-Columbian music. Also joining us is the Grammy nominated Native American artist Star Nayea, who performs blues, pop, and rock as well as the Tsimshian group, Lepquinm Gumilgit Gagoadim and the Alaska Native Heritage Center dancers with interactive performances honoring Mother’s Day. Taking the stage will be the interactive Alaska Native games demonstrations as well.

In honor of Mother’s Day, ANHC will give out a small token of appreciation to the first 350 mothers in attendance, host cake and punch for members, and honor a 25% off discount for membership signup. The Alaska Native Art market will be in the Hall of Cultures and outside at the crossroads, short films in the theatre, guided village site tours, and the opening of the gift shop and café. Full schedule available on ANHC Facebook page and at www.alaskanative.net.  

The Alaska Native Heritage Center is a nonprofit organization that preserves and strengthens the traditions, languages, and art of Alaska’s Native People through statewide collaboration, 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 www.alaskanative.net


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