• Elders & Youth begins during AFN the second week of October.

    Date And Time

    Sun, Oct 13, 2019, 1:30 PM

    Wed, Oct 16, 2019, 1:30 PM

     at the Carlson Center

    at 2010 2nd Avenue

    The ANE is working to support participation. Doyon has an opportunity for each school to apply for $1,000 by Sep. 30th. These funds can be used to support student’s attending Elders and Youth. Fill out the application at: https://www.doyon.com/our-shareholders/funding-support/general-funds/ Scroll down to the link for the form and then fill out and send it in to Doyon.

     This is exciting news and it would be wonderful is students are given the opportunity to attend and partake in this event that adds a voice in time and history.

     For more information here's the link to the Elders & Youth Conference which starts the beginning of the AFN Convention here in Fairbanks:


     If you have any questions, we are happy to help at the ANE Department.


    Exciting News from the ANE Director:

    Attend and participate in all the ANE events for the school year and you win a prize as most attending/participating student, or, group of students at the End of the school year.

    Students, Group(s) of Students will be recognized at the End of Year Picnic on Friday, May 1, 2019.

    The ANE Events beginning with the 9th Annual Literacy Challenge 

    BONUS Event for ANE Student Participants:  Celebration of Cultures Potluck

    at Ryan Middle School, Thursday, Sept. 12th.  Cultural Drumbeats. Woa Hey, Let's Go!

    Thursday, October 14th, all day:  Celebrate Indigenoug Peoples Day

    Friday, October 25, 5:00PM.  The deadline for all Literacy Challenge submissions

    Thursday, November 14, 2019 Native Heritage Celebration at Ryan Middle School

    Thursday, February 20, 2019  Celebrate Elizabeth Peratrovich Day

    Friday, May 1st, 2019 End of Year ANE Picnic


    Indigenous Peoples Day

    Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day, All Day Monday October 14, 2019   





     9th Annual Literacy Challenge


    Click on Kindergarten thru 6th grade  guidelines

    Click on 7th thru 12th grade interview guidelines


    ANE is looking for a Student Representative to represent all ANE Students

    Seeking Student Rep


    Congratulations Justina Wassillie of Effie Kokrine Charter School.   Click Here: https://www.facebook.com/fsdk12/photos/a.2306781829533617/2306782086200258/?type=3&theater

    2019 End of the Year Picnic

    This year the ANE End of Year Picnic is set for May 3rd at Anne Wien Elementary. ANE families and staff will gether together to celebrate the end of the school year! The picnic is an exciting event.  There wil be hamburgers, hotdogs and desserts.  We anticipate the younger ones to be having fun on the playground.  There will be door prizes, Athabascan drumming and singing, and finally the election of new and returning members to the Parent Advisory Committee.  Be sure and mark your calendars.

    2018-2019 Parent Advisory Committee Members

    Kristi McEwen


    907-479-4234 x 41240


    Carry Edwin




    Edward Alexander




    Eliza Winfrey



    Blanche Murphy

    Education Coordinator


    (907) 452-8251 ext. 3185


    Clara Anderson


    Cell 460-4379 or home 479-4378


    The ANE program relies on our local sponsors for monetary and material donations needed for the potlucks and various events we hold throughout the year.

    We thank all our past and present sponsors again and again for everything that is donated.  It is used and very much needed!


    2019 Elizabeth Peratrovich Celebration & Grant Goals Discussion

    On February 15, 2019 the ANE program will celebrate Elizabeth Peratrovich Day. The celebration will start off with a potluck style dinner, door prizes, Native singing and dancing from Inu-Yupiaq and a discussion about the ANE grant goals led by our Parent Advisory Committee (PAC). The night will start off with a welcome from our ANE Director, Yatibaey Evans.

    Students will go through the potluck line first to make plates for the Elders present. Baked salmon, salmon chowder, salads, and many other great foods prepared by volunteers will be one of the main dishes share at the potluck.

    Grant goals discussions will be led by our Parent Advisory Committee. The committee will discuss the importance of our program and will have an open discussion with the parents to discuss how we can better serve the Alaska Native & American Indian students in our district. During the discussion we would like to invite members from the Fairbanks Native Association board show their support of ANE community and program.  

    We invite all to come together to celebrate and have a great time.  We will need volunteer cooks to help cook for the event.  Come and win fantastic door prizes! Our ANE Community Needs Assessment will be made available and we look forward to your feedback and suggestions to help better our program.  

    Last School Year...

     2017 Native Heritage Celebrations:

    The 2016 Native Heritage Celebration was held in North Pole and Fairbanks, Alaska. The North Pole Heritage Celebration was on November 3rd, 2017 at North Pole Middle School. The ANE tutors in North Pole did a wonderful job at bringing together the community and planning the event. The Fairbanks Native Heritage Celebration was held at Ryan Middle School on November 15th, 2016. Both events included a potluck style dinner and Native singing and dancing from the FNA/JOM Potlatch Dancers. It was fantastic to hear each of the participants in the FNA/JOM Dance group introduce themselves in their Native Language.

    The Fairbanks Native Heritage Celebration also announced the 2017 Literacy Challenge Winners at its event. Twenty-two winners were recognized and received prizes for their projects. The grade categories were K-1st. 2nd-3rd, 4th-6th, and 7th-12th. There were over three hundred fifty submissions for the 2017 Literacy Challenge. We congratulate each student who submitted their projects! We are happy that now many students have a deeper knowledge of Native Leaders and Elders.

    The Native Heritage Celebrations are an annual event in North Pole and Fairbanks. We enjoy all of our ANE students, families, and staff coming together for a night of celebrating Native culture & student success. We would like to thank our spectacular sponsors who donated the door prizes and winning prizes for the Literacy Challenge and also our volunteer cooks who made the potlucks a success. If you would like to volunteer or have suggestions for future events, please contact the ANE secretary.



Alaska Native Education News

Elizabeth Peratrovich Celebration

  • “No law will eliminate crimes but at least you as legislators 

    can assert to the world  that you recognize the evil of

    the present situation and speak your intent to help us

    overcome discrimination.”  -Elizabeth Peratrovich

    You are invited to come and join in the Celebration of Alaska Native Rights.  There will be Native dancing, dinner, and door prizes. The ANE Grant Goals will be discussed.  Come and be a part of the celebration. Please bring a dish to share.  

    Elizabeth Peratrovich

    Born: July 4, 1911, Petersburg, AK

    Died: December 1, 1958, Seattle, WA

    Other name: Kaaxgal.aat

    Parent(s): Andrew and Mary Wanamaker

    EducationKetchikan High SchoolSheldon Jackson















    Congratulations to the new NIEA President Yatibaey Evans! Sworn in on October, 2016 at the national convention. Also congratulations to the new student representative on the NIEA board, Caity Tozier! One of our NYO coaches.

Last Modified on September 13, 2019