Event Title: One Hundred Year Celebration of ANB/ANS
Date/Time: Thu, Nov 14th (All day) - Sat, Nov 23rd (All day)
Location: Homer Public Library
This exhibition was created by the Sitka Historical Society in collaboration with the Alaska Native Brotherhood and Alaska Native Sisterhood camps of Sitka to honor the one-hundred year anniversary of the founding of the Alaska Native Brotherhood and the Alaska Native Sisterhood, the oldest indigenous civil rights organizations in the nation.
With its myriad of historic images, brief bios, quotes, and text, the exhibit provides an overview of the ANS’ and ANB’s rich history, the challenges they faced and overcame, and their tremendous contributions to champion the rights and improve the general well-being and lives of Native peoples.
The exhibit will be accessible during the library's open hours (M/W/F/Sat 10am to 6pm, and Tu/Th 10am to 8pm).
Generous funding for the project was provided by the Sitka Historical Society, Alaska Office of History and Archaeology, the National Park Service (DOI), the Friends of the Homer Public Library, and the Alaska Humanities Forum.
In conjunction with the exhibit, there will be two Alaskan Native Story-telling opportunities:
- Saturday, November 16: Maggie Jones tells Dena'ina stories for the little ones 11 and under and their parents
- Tuesday, November 19: David Kitaq Nicolai tells traditional string stories
(PHOTO CREDIT: Founding members of the Alaska Native Brotherhood in 1912, Alaska State Library Historical Collections)