Community editor and columnist Kris Capps is a longtime resident of Fairbanks and Denali Park. Contact her at, in the office at 459-7546 or by cell at 322-6334. Follow her on Twitter: @FDNMKris.

There was no shortage of dancing, food and fun at last week’s Native Heritage Celebration. It was the ninth year for the event at Ryan Middle School, which provided a sharing of cultures and a chance to recognize students who participated in the Alaska Native Education Literary Challenge. The JOM Potlatch Dancers and the Pavva Inupiaq Dancers both performed. The event was sponsored by the Fairbanks North Star Borough’s Alaska Native Education Program.

Reach columnist/community editor Kris Capps 459-7546. Follow her on Twitter: @FDNMKris.