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Ahtna Lagets’ Beadwork Workshop

December 18, 2023 - December 20, 2023

FREE WORKSHOP: Master Artist Sondra Shaginoff will teach participants skin sewing & beadwork skills to decorate ready-made gloves.

The Ahtna Lagets’ Beadwork Workshop will be led by Ahtna & Pauite Master Artist Sondra Shaginoff. She will teach participants skin sewing and beadwork skills to decorate a pair of ready-made gloves. Sondra is from Nay’dina’a’na’ Kayax (Chickaloon Village) Ahtna Dene and Kooyooe Tikadu, Pyramid Lake Paiute (Nevada) reservation. She is a mother of three, and grandmother to her precious granddaughter. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor of Alaska Native Studies at the University of Alaska, Anchorage, and the Language and Cultural Director for Chickaloon Village Traditional Council. Sondra runs and operates her own business, Nakenaege’ Dahwsel’deldiix-Our Language Came Back, and contracts with tribes on Native Language work. She is a Ph.D. candidate working on advancing the Ahtna Dene Language through cultural projects and healing language practice, from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. She currently serves on the Kenaitze Indian Tribe’s Education Committee.

Participants must agree to attend all 3 days of the workshop to enroll. The workshop will take place on December 18th, 19th, and 20th from 4PM to 9PM each day.


Ages 16-24: Select the “Age 16-24 Workshop” ticket type when registering.
Ages 25 and above: Select “Age 25+ Workshop” ticket type.

Please ensure that you select the correct ticket type when registering. This free workshop will be held at the Alaska Native Heritage Center (ANHC) in the Art Room. Materials will be provided. Tickets will be released on Saturday, November 25th, at 3PM.

For more information, please contact Angie Demma at

This class is made possible through support provided by the First Nations Development Institute, the National Endowment of the Arts through an American Rescue Plan Grant, as well as by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration through its Native Connections Program.

Alaska Native Heritage Center (ANHC)

8800 Heritage Center Drive
Anchorage, AK, 99504
(907) 330-8000

A living cultural center that promotes active observance of Alaska Native culture and traditions.