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    Alaska Natives to protest Drag Queen story hour at AK Native Heritage Center

    By AlaskaWatchman.com

    A protest is planned for Saturday, June 26, outside the Alaska Native Heritage Center near Anchorage, which is hosting a drag queen event for young children.

    The protest, which runs 5:30-7 p.m., is being organized by local Alaska Natives who disagree with the radical stance that Heritage Center leadership has embraced.

    Protesters will meet at the Heritage Center sign, just off of Muldoon across the street from the Tikatnu Movie parking lot. All Alaskans, Native and others are invited to participate.

    “Drag Queens are targeting Alaskan Native children at ANHC (Alaska Native Heritage Center) with liberal sexual propaganda,” a notice for the protest states. “Alaskan Native cultural and religious traditions are rooted in well-defined gender roles and family values. The Protect Our Children and Heritage Rally stands against contemporary colonial attempts to confuse and indoctrinate vulnerable Alaskan Native children away from their heritage and Elder teachings.”

    Attendees are invited to bring signs and posters. Those who are Alaska Native are asked to wear their Native regalia.

    Established 22 years ago by the Alaska Federation of Natives with the core mission to preserve and strengthen the “traditions, languages, and art of Alaska’s Native People,” the Alaska Native Heritage Center agreed to the drag queen event as part of its youth programming for children. The June 26 event features three hypersexualized drag queens who will push “fluidity of gender concepts,” to children during a two-hour free public “story hour” that runs from 7-9 p.m.

    The event is a collaboration between Alaska Native Heritage Center and Native Movement – a group that promotes Marxist ideas about wealth and land redistribution, dismantling of private property ownership and ending capitalism. It also pushes extreme environmentalist views such as the Green New Deal, attacks traditional views of human sexuality and embraces critical race theory.

    The event is described as an occasion that “celebrates gender equality through inclusive activities connecting traditional values to the present. To incentivize attendance, families that agree to attend the event will receive $50 gift cards. The event is being underwritten, in part, by funds from the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services.

    The featured drag queens go by the sexualized names of Ivanna Kishacok, Golden Delicious, De La Rosa.

    Typically, Heritage Center youth programming focuses on Alaska Native practices, languages, beliefs, art and history. It’s not clear how the drag performers fit into the center’s youth activities, which according to its website exist to empower future generation to “steward and promote Alaska Native culture and tradition.”

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    Joel Davidson
    Joel Davidson
    Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 20 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.

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    26 Comments

      • Because of their Board who need Replaced. Same with the Library Board in Anchorage. Any publicly funded Foundation should not be used to try and sexualize our Children. Drag Queens are not part of Native Culture.

    1. I hope this brings Alaska Native peoples back to faithfully attend a bible reading church. That’ll be the best Protest ever if the Democrat party sees their undeserved Native Vote fleeing to the churches whom its members also have a political reputation voting Republican and share in traditional values too. Hahaha

    2. Says who? This sounds like hate speech. I am an Alaskan native and I have no problem with a drag show. They are not a negative impact on our people, they are a part of us and they are our family and friends. Period.

      • M Moonin – What does promoting/pushing ones personal lifestyle have to do with our cultural heritage? Where in all of first people history are their any depictions of ‘drag queens’ ? How in the world does this indoctrination, and it is indoctrination, fit into the cultural education of the Native Heritage Center?
        Alas though you just pull the very worn out hate speech card and likely could not even explain why you think such an event even remotely fits. Which it does not.

        • Great response Elizabeth. However, you cannot reason with these people. And if you give them the benefit of the doubt they will use it to hit you from behind. Communists are cowards. They always attack from behind. We have to aggressively fight this ideology and allow it no quarter in public space.

        • Many first nations speak of trans people as two spirits, and they were welcomed, even honored in some tribes. Stop pushing Christian values on the first nations.

          • Where are the historical documents showing this? Where are the photographs? Where are the traditions?

            They don’t exist because this is a false narrative. Alaskan Native tribal culture is hunter/gatherer with boys learning to be providers and protectors from their fathers and paternal elders and girls learning from their mothers and grandmothers, both learning stories of their people.

            It was and is NOT this manufactured modern western concept of “gender fluidity” which is completely foreign to indigenous people groups.

      • Margaret “Big Ass” Moonin is just doing what leftist’s do folks. She is trying to scare and intimidate people because their ideas are so shitty and bankrupt that the only way they can advance is through threat and intimidation. If you notice, when dumbasses like Margaret show up, they can’t debate their ideas so they must demonize anyone who has a different opinion. She / her / zere / him is just another NAZI troll trying to scare people and who would throw disbelievers into death camps.

    3. Neil DeWitt, The Assistant Director of the Federal DHSS is a transgender male. You can bet the money is being allocated for this indoctrination. If I was not out of state right now I would be there with my sign!!! So proud of those that are organizing this and thank you to The Watchman for publicizing it!!

    4. Drag Queen story hour is about conditioning or “grooming” children not to be afraid of sex predators. Anyone who brings their kids to these are in fact engaging in child sexual abuse.

    5. Please folks! Stand up for family and traditional values! We cannot let this indoctrination happen to our Alaskan Children and families! Step up, say something and do NOT let them silence you with there fake accusations!

    6. Thank you, Alaska Watchman, for publicizing our event.
      Please come and stand with us TODAY at 5:30pm!
      Stand against child abuse. Stand against hyper-sexualizing our children. Stand against this assault on Alaska Native heritage.

    7. For adult to identify whatever they choose that is between them and God. Jesus is clear in the gospels better to put a millstone around your neck and cast yourself in the sea than cause one of my little ones to stumble. This is child abuse and I applaud those who have the courage to stand for the children and teachings of the elders.

    8. The teaching of the elders for an estimated 10,000 years is that we all are two spirit and should embrace and accept who we are individually. As a people we do not recognize gender specific rolls in life and ALL are accepted as one.
      Lots of non-factual claims as fact stated in these posts. Alaskan natives traditionally do NOT accept the wester belief of gender specific roles and this IS fact — easily proven with a little research.
      Don’t take my word for it research it for yourself.

    9. Lol.

      It’s funny to see natives, (a marginalized group), hating on queer people, (a marginalized group) and trying to use tradition to justify it when many of our supernatural beings are gender fluid, even have stories of being either sex, or are straight up non binary.

      Traditionally we did not have the Roman Catholic Church assigned genders.

      We had purpose, principles, core values that taught us to transform, learn and be a person deserving of respect.

      We also weren’t gigantic prudes about sex and propagation, we had forward thinking views on ‘marriage’ (cohabiting/families) and we didn’t shun by ‘blood’ – treating adopted children with the same rights as blood children.

      • Wow these comments.

        They remind me of the people that are against sex education classes in school to teach people about anatomy, which is *not* grooming them or encouraging it. It’s to answer questions about puberty and how to deal with it. Also how to protect your body, be able to say no to peer pressure until you’re ready and upon reaching adulthood and feeling ready – to understand the risks of STDs and pregnancy.

        Just because a drag queen is sharing stories about gender as a social construct doesn’t mean sex will even be brought up. Sex, biological sex, gender and transgender are all different topics.

        • You are a child sexual predator. Pedofiles, like you Reyka, will do anything, say anything and BE ANYTHING to rape children.

    10. Anti Heritage center ,,, The abomination has severed your moral jugular… You. have sold your humanity by signing on with the devil…. You are the fool that will go into winter without the blessing.

    11. Why are we pushing sexual issues on our small children? I thought Alaska native communities were protecting children from this? Why do they pay people to attend? Indoctrination at its finest.

    12. I’m Alaska native. I don’t support this expression of perversion. I thought highly of the Heritage center and supported thier agenda until this. You board of directors, does this reflect all tribes? Or does this reflect an agenda? No where in my upbringing was drag queens ever mentioned. It’s perversion and you directors of the Heritage center should be ashamed of yourselves for allowing this on our children, it’s appalling.

    13. I’m all for freedom of speech no matter what the subject. We live in a free country. Making aware is not pushing this on the children but more like accepting your loved ones for whoever they are in reality and not let them live in fear of it. My opinion.

    14. Why are people with mental illness influencing children?
      We don’t send children into prisons to learn they could grow up to be a criminal. . . . . . .

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