The Howard Rock & Ted Stevens Smokehouse Gala is an Indigenous black-tie event celebrating our Indigeneity in beautiful and innovative ways while uplifting Alaska Native peoples and friends who work to advance our ways of life. The Smokehouse Gala pays tribute to the incredible contributions of the late Howard Rock (Inupiaq) and Senator Ted Stevens, who worked throughout their lifetimes for Native peoples. 
The Smokehouse Gala is our signature fundraiser, all proceeds raised during the Howard Rock & Ted Stevens Smokehouse Gala go towards advancing our Alaska Native ways of life, ensuring Alaska Native peoples are involved in decision-making at all levels, and cultivating our leadership responsibility from birth to Ancestor. 
We invite you to join us at our annual event and help us celebrate our beautiful peoples, our vibrant lands and our rich cultures, contributing to the empowerment of Native leaders and supporting healthy, thriving, and connected communities throughout our state. At FAI, we firmly believe that what's best for Alaska Natives is best for all Alaskans and your support helps us achieve this.