2016 Friendship Potlatches

First held in 1985, CIRI and The CIRI Foundation Friendship Potlatches offer CIRI shareholders an opportunity to socialize and celebrate important cultural traditions with family and friends. Every year, the potlatch program includes 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. 2016 Friendship Potlatches were held Oct. 8 in Kenai, Oct. 16 in Anchorage and Nov. 5 in Puyallup, Wash. All photos by Jason Moore.

CIRI and The CIRI Foundation would like to sincerely thank all of the wonderful businesses (mentioned below) that contributed to the door prizes at the Friendship Potlatches.

AK Starfish Co.

Alaska Junior Theater

Alaska Native Heritage Center

Alaska SeaLife Center

Anchorage Symphony Orchestra

Cabin Fever

Cook Inlet Tribal Council

Cozy Cove Inn, Bed & Breakfast

Demientieff Promotions

Dimond Center Hotel

Doyon, Limited

Great Harvest Bread Co. – Anchorage

H2 Oasis Indoor Water Park

Hard Rock Café

House of Bread- Anchorage

Intuitions Day Spa

Koahnic Broadcasting Corporation

Mahay’s Jet Boat Adventures

Moose’s Tooth Pub and Pizzeria

Pen Air

RAVN Alaska

Red Robin – Anchorage

Sacks Café and Restaurant

Salamatof Native Association, Inc.

Sunny Cove Sea Kayaking Co.

Target – Anchorage

Tastee Freez

The CIRI Foundation

Title Wave Books

WalMart Stores- Kenai