The Howard Rock & Ted Stevens Smokehouse Gala

Saturday, November 19, 7 p.m.

Hotel Captain Cook
Downtown Anchorage

The Howard Rock & Ted Stevens Smokehouse Gala pays tribute to two men who exemplify commitment to Alaska and the First Peoples of this land.  Their legacies provide a pathway for understanding the critical importance of indigenous ways of life, our connections across this great land and the role of our friendships in helping steward our Native peoples and Alaska into the next 10,000 years...  Please watch this video to learn more about the men this gala is proudly named after.


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Proceeds from the Gala benefit First Alaskans Institute, a registered 501c3 organization.

EIN 92-017-4854. A portion of your contribution may be tax deductible. Donate Now.

2015 Red Carpet Photos


Event Emcees


Raina Thiele, Dena’ina Athabascan/Yup’ik


VIP Emcee and Special Guest

Martin Sensmeier, Tlingit/Koyukon-Athabascan



Rex Rock Jr., Iñupiaq/Athabaskan