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January 18, 2020

Chuck Herman grew up in Bethel and is a proud graduate of Ayaprun Elitnaurvik (Yup'ik Immersion) and Bethel Regional High School (BRHS). After graduating from college in Los Angeles, he returned to BRHS as a College and Career Guide and worked with 7th-12th grade stude...

October 8, 2019

Sarah Richmond, a recent graduate of Reed College in Portland, Oregon, has just joined the Alaska Humanities Forum. She will focus on bringing community voices into program design during her nine-month long fellowship as part of the Alaska Fellows Program.

The Alaska Fe...

September 10, 2019

Pictured above with Harvard Professor of History Tiya Miles (2nd from left), the team is comprised of Howdice Brown III (left), Alice Qannik Glenn (2nd from right), and Marie Acemah (right).

The Forum is dedicated to connecting Alaskans, so we were delighted to hear abo...

August 2, 2019

The Alaska Humanities Forum is proud to announce that George Martinez has been hired as its new Director of Leadership Programs.  In this role, Martinez will be the lead for Leadership Anchorage and he will oversee leadership programming across the organization.


July 22, 2019

The Alaska Humanities Forum's Sister School Exchange program was recently featured in Education Week's Letters from Alaska series.  Take a look at this short film and click here to read the whole story.

We were lucky to catch a few minutes with Meneka Thiru, 29, who currently works at the reference desk of the UAA Consortium Library and as the Community Liaison at Wild Scoops, all while earning her Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University...

July 8, 2019

Thirty-one students from across the state traveled together - 20 to Juneau, 11 to Washington DC – as part of AK|Next this summer.  They met with leaders, they explored history and culture, and they learned from each other. Adults were impressed by their level of engage...

June 4, 2019

Funded in part by a grant from the Alaska Humanities Forum, Giving Voice is a two-year pilot project of the Hospice of Haines that brings high school students together with hospice clients on a path to discover how Alaska has influenced the choices, decisions, and live...

June 4, 2019

Tasha Hotch has a soft spot for community challenges that disproportionately affect minorities.

Her first interaction with the Forum came through an invitation to a neighborhood StepUpAK workshop. Other opportunities followed: evening conversations on traumatic brain in...

June 4, 2019

If you could tell a story about your community, what would it be? Would others be surprised to hear it?

These questions kicked off a two-day community conversation at the Mountain View neighborhood library. Hosted by the Forum, in partnership with the Mountain View Comm...

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