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CELEBRATING THE 10TH ANNUAL HOWARD ROCK & TED STEVENS SMOKEHOUSE GALA
First Alaskans Institute (FAI) invites you to join us for the 10th Annual Howard Rock & Ted Stevens Smokehouse Gala being held in the unceded virtual space of our Alaska Native peoples! In this virtually reimagined space, we will host a variety of events, raffles, contests and speakers leading up to the premier livestream and awards ceremony on Saturday, November 20, 2021. By going virtual, we can engage more peoples across Alaska and the country in a variety of cultural activities, that draw upon our peoples’ inherent humor, storytelling, engagement in critical policy issues, and creativity while also lifting up and celebrating those who stand with us in advancing our Native peoples. This year’s Gala provides a unique opportunity to also to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the passage of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA).
For more information and to stay on top of all of the Gala happenings throughout November, please visit our gala homepage and press release.
Our Auction this year will launch on November 12th and run through 5pm on November 20th. As always, some amazing items are coming in from around the state. We love to uplift our artists by including their bio and sites on the auction as well as offering to return a percentage of the sale back to artists. If you’re interested in donating, please complete a donation form and a member of our staff will contact you. You may Aldo download a PDF donation form here.
We have several opportunities to win money and amazing prizes that will be happening throughout the month, to see what opportunities are available please visit the link below. See the full rules here.
We want to have some fun along the way and give our community a chance to play along! Check out our fun contests – Silent Auction Scavenger Hunt and What You Would have Worn Contest! We have some amazing prizes!
Help support the work we do by creating your own fundraising page throughout the month of November. Your individual fundraising page allows you to share why the work of FAI is important to you and set a goal. The funds you raise will help FAI continue our important work throughout Alaska! Each individual who creates and shares their fundraising page will be entered into a drawing for one round trip travel voucher on Alaska Airlines. *Some travel restrictions apply.
AwA’ahdah for your support and generosity!
Sponsorship opportunities exist for organizations and individuals to help support the Gala and the work of First Alaskans Institute.
Please help us identify and honor the Alaska Native leaders and our friends who shaped the past 50 years of ANCSA. With so many unsung heroes who have helped shape the legacy of what ANCSA is and will become, we would like to create space for honoring their sacrifices and hard work during our Gala festivities. For more information, please click below to contact us, a member of our team will be in touch with you for the details of your honoree.
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About First Alaskans Institute (FAI): At FAI we know we are responsible for carrying more than 10,000 years of ancestral knowledge into the future with rigor, humor, resilience, vigilance, and love. To learn more visit our website at www.firstalaskans.org, contact us at 907-677-1700 or email [email protected].