Friendship Potlatches

2021 Friendship Potlatch — ‘Embracing Tradition’

View the 2021 Virtual Friendship Potlatch by clicking the link below! Enjoy CIRI’s shareholder awards, a village visit, a step-by-step traditional recipe demonstration and more! The video is conveniently divided into chapters, so feel free to skip ahead or re-watch your favorite parts. As we celebrate CIRI’s 50th anniversary in 2022, we hope this video will help our shareholders, descendants and their families #EmbraceTradition!

First held in 1985, CIRI and The CIRI Foundation Friendship Potlatches offer CIRI shareholders, descendants and their families an opportunity to socialize and celebrate important cultural traditions with family and friends. Traditionally, 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. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, CIRI potlatches have been held virtually.