All Indigenous Events at UAF

A dance group performing at the Festival of Native Arts
Festival of Native Arts

The Festival of Native Arts provides cultural education and sharing through traditional Native dance, music, and arts. The Festival continues the University of Alaska Fairbanks student-led tradition that began in 1973 of bringing together artists, performers, and performance groups in a celebration of Native cultures.

A student poses holding an oversize Indigenous Peoples Day portrait frame
Indigenous Peoples Day

Indigenous Peoples' Day honors Alaska Native people, culture and knowledge. The unanimous support for this special day acknowledges how the contributions of Alaska Native peoples and Indigenous knowledge enhance education provided by the University of Alaska. Indigenous Peoples' Day is recognized on the second Monday of October.

Native American Heritage Month

To pay tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans and Alaska Native people, the University of Alaska-Fairbanks joins the country in celebrating National Native American Heritage Month.