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.

 
Organizational Directory preview

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

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The Leadership Anchorage Alumni Award recognizes an LA alum who has made significant contributions within their chosen profession and/or volunteer activities, has impacted their community, or the public at large; whose work supports connecting Alaskans and strengthening communities; and who has shown a commitment to ethical, compassionate leadership. In 2019, in partnership with the Leadership Anchorage Advisory Board, the Forum gave out the very first Leadership Anchorage Alumni Award to honor an alumna/alumnus.

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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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The Alaska Humanities Forum is no longer coordinating the Alaska History Day contest. We worked over the summer of 2022 with statewide partners to find AHD a new 'home'. We're excited to share that this year's program will be coordinated by Rebecca Heaton and Leanna Prax Williams (UAF) with the support of the Alaska Historical Society. You can contact them at lprax1@alaska.edu or info@fairbankshistoryday.org. The statewide contest will be held April 3 - 14, 2023.

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

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Thrive Together is rooted in seeing students through a strengths-based lens, understanding cultural identity as a source of strength, and building supportive networks that will help students navigate high school and find success in post-secondary opportunities and beyond.

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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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Conversations that ground us in our interdependence

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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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The Forum’s Cross Cultural Programs bring people with different backgrounds together to deepen their understanding of others and themselves.

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

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Conversations and tools that strengthen community.

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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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Shared conversations and experiences across differences.

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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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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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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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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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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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AKHF Organizational Directory

Resources + Toolkits  

Leadership Anchorage Alumni Award

Leadership + Awards   Awards  

Tengluni

Leadership + Awards   Youth  

State Writer Laureate

Leadership + Awards   Awards  

Forum Magazine

Multimedia  

Thrive Together

Leadership + Awards  

Ilakucaraq

Cross-Cultural   Youth  

Finding Our Common Purpose

Conversations + Workshops  

Arts & Humanities Awards

Leadership + Awards   Awards  

About Cross Cultural Programs

Cross-Cultural  

Depolarizing Conversation Guide

Resources + Toolkits  

Magnetic North

Resources + Toolkits   Multimedia  

Alaska Salmon Fellows

Leadership + Awards  

Leadership Anchorage

Leadership + Awards  

Kindling Conversation

Conversations + Workshops  

Facilitation Labs & Workshops

Conversations + Workshops  

Bridging Cultures

Cross-Cultural   Conversations + Workshops  

AKHF State of the Humanities

Resources + Toolkits  

Relating to this Land

Conversations + Workshops  

AK | Next

Leadership + Awards   Youth  
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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