Save the Date: 2018 Friendship Potlatches

CIRI and The CIRI Foundation Friendship Potlatches offer CIRI shareholders an opportunity to socialize and celebrate important cultural traditions with family and friends. Each 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.

Friendship Potlatches are open to CIRI shareholders, confirmed CIRI descendants and their immediate family members (i.e., spouse, children and parents). Daycare is available upon advance request.


Saturday, Oct. 13 • 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Kenai Middle School, Kenai, Alaska
RSVP by 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 5


Sunday, Oct. 21 • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Begich Middle School, Anchorage, Alaska
RSVP by 3 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 15


Saturday, Nov. 3 • 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Chief Leschi School, Puyallup, Wash.
RSVP by 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26

Please RSVP

Please RSVP and help CIRI plan for enough food for attendees and their families:

Cultural Activities

  • Jam and jelly tasting: Share your homemade jelly or jam with Potlatch attendees! Jams and jellies will be made available during mealtime.
  • Attendees are encouraged to wear traditional regalia.

Arts and Crafts

CIRI shareholders and confirmed descendants who are interested in displaying or selling arts and crafts should email or call (907) 274-8638 for information and to reserve space.