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.

 
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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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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AHD

The Alaska Humanities Forum is the statewide coordinator for Alaska History Day, working with partner agencies, educators, and volunteer judges to hold local and statewide contests in the spring from which students advance to participate in NHD's national contest in Washington, DC area each June.

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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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Why It Matters

As a part of the national "Why It Matters: Civic and Electoral Participation" initiative, the Forum supported a series of events and activities around voting, engagement, and democracy to strengthen civic connection and participation throughout Alaska.

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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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Organizational Directory preview

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

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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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Be Curious Not Judgemental

Whether we're figuring out how to come back to the office, navigating childcare, or planning family gatherings, talking about Covid-19 vaccination arouses powerful feelings about our safety, our health, our freedom, our autonomy, and our responsibility to the communities we care for.

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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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AKHF Community Media Possibility

Since 2019 the Alaska Humanities Forum has been hosting programming designed to build trust between journalists and the community through the national Democracy and the Informed Citizen Initiative

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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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Culture Shift

Radical ideas, unexpected connections, stronger community - join us for Culture Shift, a monthly series hosted by Alaska Humanities Forum and held at Resolution Brewing Company.

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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.

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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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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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2018 yukon island

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

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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 leader for our city, and our state.

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Heather Lende

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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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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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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Kindling Conversation group

Themed toolkits that provide the resources, materials, and a small stipend to support you in hosting your own community conversations on a wide range of topics.

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Fireweed

Following the 50th Anniversary of the Alaska Native Settlement Claims Act (ANCSA), the Forum is hosting a series of conversations that are aimed at exploring our relationship with one another and the policy. These local and statewide conversations will be grounded not in academic or professional expertise, but in lived experiences.

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AK | Next

Leadership + Awards   Education + Culture  

Arts & Humanities Awards

Leadership + Awards  

Alaska History Day

Education + Culture  

Tengluni

Leadership + Awards   Education + Culture  

Bridging Cultures

Conversations + Workshops  

Ilakucaraq

Education + Culture  

AKHF Organizational Directory

Resources + Toolkits  

Alaska Salmon Fellows

Leadership + Awards  

C3: Creating Cultural Competence

Education + Culture  

Finding Our Common Purpose

Conversations + Workshops  

Culture Shift

Conversations + Workshops  

Transforming Racism

Conversations + Workshops  

Magnetic North

Resources + Toolkits   Multimedia  

AKHF State of the Humanities

Resources + Toolkits  

Facilitation Workshops

Conversations + Workshops  

Leadership Anchorage

Leadership + Awards  

State Writer Laureate

Leadership + Awards  

LA Alumni Award

Leadership + Awards  

Forum Magazine

Multimedia  

Kindling Conversation

Conversations + Workshops  

Relating to this Land

Conversations + Workshops  
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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