ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Indigenous people from around the world shared their heritage during an intertribal gathering Saturday at the Alaska Native Heritage Center, which included performances of traditional music, stories and dances.
From Native American to Latin American cultures, organizers of the event say the gathering represents a link between people.
“Well, normally, when we get a bunch of people from different cultures, normally you can look at them and see that there’s in you ethnically, but when you get together and talk about family and friends, we are all the same,” said the center’s cultural program manager, Loren Anderson.
Sunday is Alaska Native Heritage Family Day. The public is invited to attend the free event.