Programs

The Forum designs and facilitates a wide range of programs that provide opportunities for individual and professional growth and reflection, cross-cultural immersion, and meaningful conversation. Participants practice and develop skills, strengthen their cultural competency, expand their networks, and activate ideas into action.

 
AHD

The Alaska Humanities Forum will no longer be coordinating the Alaska History Day contest after the conclusion of the 2022 spring program. We've been working over the summer with statewide partners to find AHD a new 'home', and we hope to announce more about that in early Fall. For now, expect there to be a statewide contest that happens in the spring similar to previous years - registration in March and competition in early April.

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Recognizing Anchorage leaders who have made significant contributions, within their chosen profession and/or volunteer activities, that have impacted their community, or the public at large; whose work supports connecting Alaskans and strengthening communities; and who have shown a commitment to ethical, compassionate leadership.

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Kindling Conversation group

Conversations and tools that strengthen community.

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Relating to this Land is made up of several programs and conversation toolkits that explore how Alaskans relate to the land in our state. These include ANCSA at 50 conversations, toolkits that explore how race and culture shape how we relate to land, and more.

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Newly hired Alaska teachers participate alongside Elders, culture bearers, local youth, and peers in a cultural immersion and supportive gatherings under the structure of a university-level multicultural studies course.

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Alaska Salmon Fellows program is designed to facilitate demanding conversations about salmon issues among leaders from a cross section of salmon policy, management, industry, activism, research, and cultural sectors.

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The Governor's Arts and Humanities Awards is an annual event to recognize and honor noteworthy contributions to the arts and humanities in Alaska.

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Magnetic North is a documentary film series that explores the personality and character of Alaskans whose actions and ideas have shaped the history, spirit, and values of our state.

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The Depolarizing Vaccine Conversations webinars offer background on research and recommendations for navigating challenging conversations about vaccines with coworkers, family members, friends, and acquaintances.

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Take Wing Tengluni

Take Wing “Tengluni” is a partnership between the Alaska Humanities Forum and Calista Education and Culture, Inc. supporting high school seniors in the Kuspuk, Lower Kuskokwim, Lower Yukon, and Yupiit School Districts.

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Leadership Anchorage is designed to develop the skills, knowledge, perspective, and networks needed to be an effective and compassionate leader for our city, and our state.

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Concrete tools for navigating polarized conversations with coworkers, family members, friends, and acquaintances, regardless of the topic.

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Conversations that ground us in our interdependence

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Culture Shift

Radical ideas, unexpected connections, stronger community - join us for Culture Shift, a monthly series hosted by Alaska Humanities Forum hosted at Williwaw Social!

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These highly interactive and experiential labs and workshops provide the opportunity to learn and practice techniques for guiding conversations and asking powerful questions.

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The FORUM brings Alaskan stories to life through powerful images, articles, and interviews from communities across the state.

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We will not succeed in dismantling racism until we commit to talking about race with people who have very different experiences than our own. Our transforming racism programs dig into connecting across differences and building the capacity to discuss race and racism in Alaska.

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A directory to Alaska's cultural, social, and civic organizations.

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Shared conversations and experiences across differences.

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The Alaska State Writer Laureate is a two-year honorary appointment recognizing the selected writer’s contribution to the quality of life in Alaska through their written work and other literary endeavors. The role of the Laureate is to promote the literary arts and artists of Alaska.

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AK Next

AK|Next is a reflective, experiential program focused on developing leadership, cross cultural understanding, and connections between Alaskan youth.

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Ilakucaraq youth

Ilakucaraq participants build confidence in their cultural identities while forming a supportive community with other Alaska Native youth from around the state. Understanding culture as a source of strength helps students navigate school life and beyond.

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State of Humanities preview

The humanities explore enduring questions about who we are, what we believe, where we have been, what we value, and why.

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LA Alumni Award

Leadership + Awards  

Kindling Conversation

Conversations + Workshops  

Relating to this Land

Conversations + Workshops  

Alaska Salmon Fellows

Leadership + Awards  

Arts & Humanities Awards

Leadership + Awards  

Magnetic North

Resources + Toolkits   Multimedia  

Tengluni

Leadership + Awards   Youth  

Leadership Anchorage

Leadership + Awards  

Depolarizing Conversation Guide

Resources + Toolkits  

Finding Our Common Purpose

Conversations + Workshops  

Culture Shift

Conversations + Workshops  

Facilitation Labs & Workshops

Conversations + Workshops  

Forum Magazine

Multimedia  

Transforming Racism

Conversations + Workshops  

AKHF Organizational Directory

Resources + Toolkits  

Bridging Cultures

Conversations + Workshops   Cross-Cultural  

State Writer Laureate

Leadership + Awards  

AK | Next

Leadership + Awards   Youth  

Ilakucaraq

Cross-Cultural   Youth  

AKHF State of the Humanities

Resources + Toolkits  
AKHF: Celebrating 50 Years!

The Alaska Humanities Forum is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that designs and facilitates experiences to bridge distance and difference – programming that shares and preserves the stories of people and places across our vast state, and explores what it means to be Alaskan.

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