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Celebrating Northern Cultures

The Mat-Su 2024 games seeks to honor and celebrate the varied, rich and unique cultures of the circumpolar north, both local and across the globe. It is our honor to welcome a cultural contingent from each of the participating nations. 


A rich week of cultural events will mirror the sporting competitions and will culminate in a Friday night gala. Workshops, pop-up performances, visual art displays, an education program through MSBSD, a makers market, and an Indigenous fashion show will highlight the remarkable expanse of the Indigenous Northern presence. We encourage all attendees to seek out these incredible opportunities. Learn more about each of these activities below.


Acknowledging the Land 

We would like to acknowledge that the 2024 Arctic Winter Games are taking place on the ancestral land of the Dena’ina’ and Ahtna Dene who have stewarded this area of Benteh and Nuutah for thousands of years. Our community thrives thanks to their continued sharing of vision, wisdom, values, and leadership. We offer our respect to their Elders past and present and to current Tribal leaders.

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