Fall is in the air, and that means one thing: It’s time, once again, for CIRI and The CIRI Foundation’s annual Friendship Potlatches.
First held in 1985, the Friendship Potlatches offer CIRI shareholders an opportunity to socialize and celebrate important cultural traditions with family and friends. The program will include cultural entertainment, children’s activities, Alaska Native arts and crafts booths, CIRI-affiliated nonprofit information booths, door prizes and a meal that includes traditional Alaska Native foods. Attendance is limited to CIRI shareholders, descendants and their immediate family members (i.e., spouse and children), and daycare is available upon advance request.
Please RSVP and help CIRI plan for enough food for attendees and their families. Visit www.ciri.com/RSVP by the deadlines below, or call (907) 263-5191 or (800) 764-CIRI and choose option 5.
Arts & crafts
CIRI shareholders who are interested in displaying or selling arts and crafts can email [email protected] or all (907) 263-5113 for more information.
Dates and locations
ANCHORAGE FRIENDSHIP POTLATCH
Sunday, Oct. 18 | 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Bartlett High School, Anchorage, Alaska
RSVP by 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 12
KENAI FRIENDSHIP POTLATCH
Saturday, Oct. 24 | 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Kenai Middle School, Kenai, Alaska
RSVP by 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 16
NORTHWEST FRIENDSHIP POTLATCH
Saturday, Nov. 14 | 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Chief Leschi School, Puyallup, Wash.
RSVP by 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6