The Alaska Native Heritage Centre that serves as a cultural and educational institution for the entire Alaskan community. Founded in the year 1999 the centre is based in the prominent city of Anchorage and celebrates the 11 cultural groups of Alaska. Picturesquely located on twenty sic wooded acres of land, it is a ten mile drive from downtown Anchorage.
The exterior land belonging to the centre is home to a number of ancient native dwellings, life-size and realistic bounded by the beautiful Lake Tiulana. Both the local and foreign visitors to the centre educated on the customs and traditions of the Native community belonging to the present and the past. While the exterior presents us with the past, the Welcome House displays the contemporary cultures of the Native Alaskans.
Brining and entire community under one roof the Alaska Native Heritage Centre offers a unique opportunity to truly understand a lively and warm people. One admirable goal of the centre is its devotion to create pride and self esteem among the Native Alaskans. While this in turn results in solidarity and understanding among the communities it also supports the indigenous arts and crafts, history, culture and heritage.
The centre also serves an exhibition centre and museum showcasing the indigenous Alaska cultures. The exhibits include tools, drums, watercraft, arts and crafts and clothing. At the centre the first peoples of Alaska are depicted in 5 major groups. They are the Athabascans; from the interior of the country, the Unangax and Alutiiq; from the South and Southwest Alaska, the Inupiaq and the St. Lawrence Island Yupik People; from the North and Northwest regions of the country, the Eyak, Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian; from the South-eastern coast and rainforest and finally the Yup’ik and Cup’ik People; from Western Alaska. It is these peoples that once roamed the Alaskan land in the past.
Visit the Alaska Native Heritage Centre while staying at any downtown Anchorage hotel. One of the most sought after accommodation options among travellers to the city includes Millennium Alaskan Hotel Anchorage. Providing luxurious services complete with superior comfort, this anchorage hotel will let you experience Alaska at its best.