2023 Friendship Potlaches
We are pleased to host in-person Potlatches for the first time since 2019!
CIRI is excited to offer CIRI Shareholders and Descendants an opportunity to socialize and celebrate important cultural traditions with family and friends. Friendship Potlatches are open to CIRI Shareholders, confirmed Descendants and their immediate family members (i.e., spouse, children and parents). The wearing of traditional regalia is encouraged!
As we finalize details, more Potlatch information will be made available. Check this page and follow us on social media for the most up-to-date information!
11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 14
Kahtnuht’ana Duhdeldiht Campus, 12271 Kenai Spur Highway, Kenai
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 22
Dimond High School, 2909 West 88th Avenue, Anchorage
Pacific Northwest (Puyallup, Wash.)
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 4
Chief Leschi Schools, 5625 52nd Street East, Puyallup
Arts and Crafts
CIRI Shareholders and confirmed Descendants who are interested in displaying or selling arts and crafts should email email@example.com or call (907) 263-5502 for information and to reserve space.
THE IMPORTANCE OF YOUR RSVP
CIRI asks Shareholder and Descendant attendees to RSVP for events such as our fall Friendship Potlatches. The reason? Knowing how many people to plan for is crucial to ensuring there’s enough food for all attendees.
The opposite is also true: When a Shareholder or Descendant RSVPs to an event and then decides not to attend, CIRI is basing its food order on an inaccurate number of attendees—which translates to too much food and wasted expense. Just as important, an accurate headcount also helps ensure the appropriate number of child-care providers, sign-language interpreters and other staff, including CIRI employees, janitors and caterers.
How to help
If you plan to attend a CIRI event, please RSVP by the published deadline. If your plans change and you are unable to attend, or the number of attendees in your party changes, simply call (907) 263-5191 or (800) 764-2474 and select option 5 to update your attendance. Your RSVP helps CIRI staff ensure that Shareholders and Descendants are comfortable and enjoy each and every CIRI event!