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Howard Rock & Ted Stevens Smokehouse Gala Contests

Our theme, ahnuu dAXunhyuu AXAkihya’iLka’ GAdAqeeLinuu (Eyak) (Side by side in the same direction the people go by canoe) is presented in the Eyak language and amplifies this critical movement and journey we are on. We look to our Elders and our youth to help set our course in the right direction for our peoples. The theme is an empowering example of breaking the reins of colonization by Indigenizing all aspects of life and forever practicing the ways of our peoples.  

The second virtual First Alaskans Institute (FAI) 10th Annual Howard Rock & Ted Stevens Smokehouse Gala is designed to do just that! Join us as we celebrate Native Heritage Month, honor and uplift our peoples and artists, and raise funds to continue to do our work. All proceeds from the gala go towards advancing Alaska Native ways of life, ensuring Alaska Native peoples are involved in decision-making at all levels, and cultivating our leadership responsibility from birth to Ancestor. We want to have some fun along the way and give our community a chance to play along!

Silent Auction Scavenger Hunt Contest


How to enter the Silent Auction Scavenger Hunt Contest

What You Would Have Worn Contest


How to enter the What You Would Have Worn Contest:

Official Rules of the Contests:

The Contests will be administered by FAI. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules, the final decisions of FAI, and the spirit in which they are offered as noted below. The Contests are subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.  

Contest Spirit: The Contests were created to have fun, celebrate our people and our amazing cultural pieces and arts, appreciate the amazing folks who make the Gala memorable, and share prizes without having to purchase something. We ask you to keep the spirit of this celebration in your heart. This is about uplifting and celebrating our Native peoples. Have fun, keep it all ages appropriate, and don’t get upset or hurt if you are not selected. 

Alaska Airlines Ticket Voucher Travel Rules and Restrictions

This certificate is valid for flights served by Alaska Airlines fight numbered 1-1999, 2000-2999, SkyWest Airlines flights 3450-3499. Not valid for flights on the codeshare partners. Mileage Plan Miles cannot be earned or credited. First Class paid upgrades or mileage plan upgrades are allowed. Standard baggage fees apply; see our checked baggage policy and flight schedules at www.alaskaair.com for more details. Individual travel taxes may apply. Once ticketed, no changes to the passenger name, origin city or destination city allowed. This certificate is void if bartered or sold. If lost, this certificate may not be reissued. To book your travel, please follow instructions on travel authorization form. Expiration date November 1, 2022.

Questions? Please contact Qunmiġu Kacey Hopson at 907-677-1703 or [email protected]