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.

 
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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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The Leadership Anchorage Alumni Award recognizes an LA alum.

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The integration of Story Works into the Alaska Humanities Forum is an alignment of missions, values, and dedication to storytelling. Story Works supports youth voices through storytelling and writing workshops.

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RADICAL IDEAS. UNEXPECTED CONNECTIONS. STRONGER COMMUNITY.

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Leadership Anchorage is designed to develop the skills, knowledge, perspective, and networks needed to be an effective and compassionate community member of our city, and 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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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 beyond.

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Recognizing the selected writer’s contribution to the quality of life in Alaska, the Alaska State Writer Laureate is a two-year honorary appointment to promote the literary arts and artists of Alaska.

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Conversations that ground us in our interdependence

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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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Shared conversations and experiences across differences.

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Our transforming racism programs dig into connecting across differences and building the capacity to discuss race and racism in Alaska.

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

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Nathan Jackson

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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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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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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Get people in your community talking about what matters to them most.

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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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Kindling Conversation group

Conversations and tools that strengthen community.

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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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Ilakucaraq youth

Participants build confidence in their cultural identities and form a supportive community with other Native youth from across Alaska. Understanding culture as a source of strength helps students navigate life after high school.

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Depolarizing Conversation Guide Cover

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

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Organizational Directory preview

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

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Issuu FORUM spring 2022

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

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Kotzebue ECCI
About Cross Cultural Programs

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

LA Awards sq
Leadership Anchorage Alumni Award

The Leadership Anchorage Alumni Award recognizes an LA alum.

Untitled design 4
Story Works

The integration of Story Works into the Alaska Humanities Forum is an alignment of missions, values, and dedication to storytelling. Story Works supports youth voices through storytelling and writing workshops.

April 23 Culture Shift 11
Culture Shift

RADICAL IDEAS. UNEXPECTED CONNECTIONS. STRONGER COMMUNITY.

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Leadership Anchorage

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

Group discussion 1
Alaska Salmon Fellows

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.

Youth Frame Blue
Thrive Together

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 beyond.

Heather Lende
State Writer Laureate

Recognizing the selected writer’s contribution to the quality of life in Alaska, the Alaska State Writer Laureate is a two-year honorary appointment to promote the literary arts and artists of Alaska.

Culture Shift 9 08 22 83
Finding Our Common Purpose

Conversations that ground us in our interdependence

IMG 7507
Relating to this Land

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.

We Are Of Race and Land 08 07 22 71
Bridging Cultures

Shared conversations and experiences across differences.

Conversations Across Generations square
Transforming Racism

Our transforming racism programs dig into connecting across differences and building the capacity to discuss race and racism in Alaska.

C3 summer 2016 1
C3: Creating Cultural Competence

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

Nathan Jackson
Magnetic North

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.

AHF Social Media Posts In Person 2
Depolarizing Vaccine Conversations Webinars

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

AK Next
AK | Next

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

Take Wing Tengluni
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.

Indig Resist 4 23 42 1
Facilitation Workshops

Get people in your community talking about what matters to them most.

State of Humanities preview
AKHF State of the Humanities

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

Kindling Conversation group
Kindling Conversation Stipends

Conversations and tools that strengthen community.

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Arts & Humanities Awards

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

Ilakucaraq youth
Ilakucaraq

Participants build confidence in their cultural identities and form a supportive community with other Native youth from across Alaska. Understanding culture as a source of strength helps students navigate life after high school.

Depolarizing Conversation Guide Cover
Depolarizing Conversation Guide

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

Organizational Directory preview
AKHF Organizational Directory

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

Issuu FORUM spring 2022
Forum Magazine

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

Alaska Humanities Forum

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.

Alaska Humanities Forum
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