Celebrating the 12th Annual Howard Rock & Ted Stevens Smokehouse Gala

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November 18, 2023 at 6:00pm - 11pm


Dena'ina Convention Center, Anchorage, AK
600 W 7th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501
United States
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Celebrating the 12th Annual Howard Rock & Ted Stevens Smokehouse Gala


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November 18th
Dena’ina Convention Center
Anchorage, Alaska

We are excited to announce that our 12th Annual Howard Rock & Ted Stevens Smokehouse Gala will be hosted again as a hybrid in-person event with some virtual components this year! Funds raised during our highly anticipated event make an immediate difference in the lives of youth, Elders and our communities, and provide opportunities to spotlight and uplift our Native cultures and artists.

Gala attendees often tell us that the items in our silent auction are world-class due to the phenomenal artists and cultures represented, and the love of our peoples that sets the stage for an exciting auction! Through the direct support we receive from our incredible Alaska Native artists and organizations across the state, this auction showcases the ingenuity and creativity of our amazing artists. The in-person auction reaches well over 500 people and the virtual part of the auction reaches globally! Again, without you, this fundraiser and the quality of it would not be possible. Gunalchéesh for your consideration of this request for donations and your support of our work!

  • Meet our 2023 Awardees: The Smokehouse Gala celebrates significant contributions of Alaska Native peoples and our friends in advancing our collective wellbeing, and the essential role of healing each other. With deep respect and gratitude, the FAI Trustees and Staff are honored to uplift and celebrate our peoples, cultures, communities, friends and families.
  • Visit our Silent Auction: Gunalchéesh to all of the amazing artists and community members who have supported FAI’s work by donating to our silent auction – the stellar reputation of our renowned auction is well-earned and shines brightly this year! **Note: actual shipping and handling costs will be the responsibility of auction item winners who live outside of Anchorage, gunalchéesh for understanding. 
  • Raffles and Contests: Interact with us throughout Native Heritage Month for a variety of games and raffles. 

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