Announcing Our 50th Festival of Native Arts!


Our 50th Festival of Native Arts- Troth Yeddha’ Forever: Our Ways of Life, will be held once again at the Fine Arts Complex of the Troth Yeddha’ UAF Campus, February 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, 2024!

We are SO thrilled that our theme for our 50th Festival will honor the ancestral lands of the Lower Tanana Dene’–the sacred ridge that is the home to the University of Alaska Fairbanks, IS Troth Yeddha’, and will always *be* Troth Yeddha’, just as this land has always been and will always be Festival’s home. By honoring the name of this place, we pay our respects to the people who stewarded this land long before we gathered here. Wild Potato Ridge truly is a place of great learning, sharing, and bringing our best.

We are also thrilled that our theme will recognize both the unique and collective spirit of all the many cultures that converge here to celebrate each year. Our students in Festival Club truly came forth with an epic theme, and we are excited to be planning for next year’s monumental event, in which we hope to see the greatest representation from every group in the State (and beyond!)

So mark your calendars and spread the word! Troth Yeddha’ Forever: Our Ways of Life will be one for the history books!

Image credit of Troth Yeddha’ Dance Group Invitational: Bax Bond, 2023

2023 Festival of Native Arts Participant Survey

Greetings! We are gathering feedback for this past year’s event; please take a moment to let us know how you experienced Festival 2023. Your generosity of time and input will help us put on the best possible future events for our communities, especially as we gear up for our 50th Celebration next February 2024.

Thank you so much for all that you do! As always, we could not do this without our Festival community.

With gratitude,

The Festival Team

2023 Festival of Native Arts Participant Survey