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Southeast Alaska Indian Cultural Center Sitka

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Southeast Alaska Indian Cultural Center
106 Metlakatla Street
Sitka
AK
99835
Tel: (907) 747-8061

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SEAICC offers visitors the opportunity to learn about Northwest Coast native art. Park visitors can view artists working and can talk to them about their craft and culture. In addition, SEAICC offers courses in traditional Tlingit art such as beadwork,weaving and bentwood box making.
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    The Alaska Native Heritage Center is a wonderful visit to learn and celebrate the different Alaska Native cultures, people, and traditions. The Center is a living museum with youth, adults, and Elders alike coming together to share their knowledge and experiences for the perpetual existence of the Alaska Native traditions and people. The cultural sites around the lake offer visitors a chance to see how daily life was lived generations ago. The Alaska Native youth are knowledgeable and are always gaining knowledge about their own culture as well...Read More

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    The exhibits at the ANHC are well-crafted and genuine. To truly enjoy the experience, I highly recommend slowing down and taking it in. The facility is there to share a culture in an engaging, educational, and respectful fashion. There are often special events that add to the experience, so timing your visit carefully for this can enhance your experience. Stop and speak to the docents, ask respectful questions, and listen carefully.

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    The cheapest caribou hat I ever purchased I got in Barrow which is almost a 2 hour plane ride North of Anchorage. Assuming you can land. I recently visited Unalaska (Dutch Harbor). The pilot has to land the plane to refuel a hour short just in case she (our pilot in command was she) can't legally land. Half the interest getting to remote parts of Alaska is the travel issue/problem/experience. You don't have to deal with that at this Center. You may get a better experience traveling to these remote places which I've done for about 15 years now on...Read More

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    Love it! Best place to Work, Visit for fun, & lots of cool things to look at.
    I love my heritage!

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    We visited it today, taking advantage of a Groupon deal. If I had not got that 50% off deal, I would have said 'it was not really great'. The employees-guides were all very hospitable BUT for an exceptionally impolite/unruly young lady at the ticket counter. I showed her my Groupon coupon with the unique ID on my phone. She insisted that I have to go online from my phone and tick mark the coupon as redeemed (Groupon never stipulate that customers should do this). With the scarce connectivity I finally achieved this with the limited wireless connectivity...Read More

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by Kelsey Wallace

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The Alaska Native Heritage Center is a wonderful visit to learn and celebrate the different Alaska Native cultures, people, and traditions. The Center is a living museum with youth, adults, and Elders alike coming together to share their knowledge and experiences for the perpetual existence of the Alaska Native traditions and people. The cultural sites around the lake offer visitors a chance to see how daily life was lived generations ago. The Alaska Native youth are knowledgeable and are always gaining knowledge about their own culture as well as other cultures throughout the state. The youth's ability to share and expand their skills is outstanding. Wonderful visit for anyone in Anchorage as well those visiting Alaska. Love it!

by Eugene Miya

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The cheapest caribou hat I ever purchased I got in Barrow which is almost a 2 hour plane ride North of Anchorage. Assuming you can land. I recently visited Unalaska (Dutch Harbor). The pilot has to land the plane to refuel a hour short just in case she (our pilot in command was she) can't legally land. Half the interest getting to remote parts of Alaska is the travel issue/problem/experience. You don't have to deal with that at this Center. You may get a better experience traveling to these remote places which I've done for about 15 years now on the UAF and my own funds (including winters and falls), but I only recently visited the Center and $25 is a lot less than the $1,000 to fly to Dutch Harbor much less stay at the hotel, etc. Unfortunately, I had only 2 hours, this is an inadequate and in some ways an insulting length of time to visit the center which is a multi-ring circus. I've also chanced to see an Eskimo-Indian Olympics in Fairbanks one summer. I think the review recommending 5-6 hours might just about be right. These people live at a difference pace of life than fast paced city slickers. You can't eat muktuk at the Center like you can in Barrow, but you can taken in these people who give you their time to tell you about their lives in this one concentrated area. See the main stage, and also visit the individual peoples exhibits. You will only miss the travel (you get 5 stars if you have to go through the travel). This is Alaska.

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by Babu George

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We visited it today, taking advantage of a Groupon deal. If I had not got that 50% off deal, I would have said 'it was not really great'. The employees-guides were all very hospitable BUT for an exceptionally impolite/unruly young lady at the ticket counter. I showed her my Groupon coupon with the unique ID on my phone. She insisted that I have to go online from my phone and tick mark the coupon as redeemed (Groupon never stipulate that customers should do this). With the scarce connectivity I finally achieved this with the limited wireless connectivity I had and she issued me the entry pass. When I asked her "what would you do with people who do not bring their computers/phones but merely bring a print out of the coupon?" her reply was the print out was the proof of purchase. Living in stone age!

One single bad experience spoiled an otherwise good excursion.

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