For an evening of fun, fine dining, remembrance, amazing live and silent auction opportunities.
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Anchorage Downtown Marriott
Located at 820 W 7th Ave
5 pm - VIP Reception/Exclusive
6 pm - Silent Auction
7 pm - Dinner, Entertainment & Auctions
Attire or Black Tie
The Capture the Culture annual Gala fundraiser benefits the APIA’s cultural programs through a silent and live auction with a wide variety of items and art including unique Aleut Art. The evening incorporates a formal dinner, performances by traditional dance groups, and fun and exciting games and entertainment.
The 2015 Gala pays tribute to Mike Zacharof (1941-2014), who dedicated his life to championing the interests and well being not only of the Unangan people, but Alaska Natives and American Indians at a national level. Mike received the Jake White Crow Award, the highest award bestowed upon an individual for commitment to the health of Native Americans and Alaska Natives.
The Annual Urban Unangax/Aleut Culture Camp: Children and Elders interact to share stories, learn to gather, prepare and share traditional foods, promote the Unangam Tunuu language, learn kayak making, basket weaving, beading, dance, passing along the ways of old for future generations.
Unangam Tunuu Revitalization Project: Unangam Tunuu is our link to the past and our bridge to the future. With only a few fluent Unangam Tunuu speakers left, our language is on the verge of extinction. We have embarked on a focused journey to revitalize the spoken language which is crucial to our people.
Aleut Heritage Library and Archive: An ever growing collection of rare and significant literature impacting the Unangan and Unangas people.