World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium (WINHEC)
World Indigenous Nations University (WINU)

July 16 - 20, 2023

This summer, the Center for Cross Cultural Studies at the University of Alaska Fairbanks in Fairbanks, Alaska USA will have the distinct honor of hosting the World Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium (WINHEC) and World Indigenous Nations University (WINU) welcoming members of Indigenous-serving institutions from around the world.

Two days of the event are dedicated to the annual meetings of WINHEC and WINU. All Indigenous-serving educational institutions are welcome to attend the general meetings. The three additional days of the conference are dedicated to events designed to showcase the host college and community.

We invite you to join us in this landmark event.


WINHEC 2023 Event Flyer

Pre-Order 2023 WINHEC T-Shirts (limited supply)

Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large ($25 USD)
XXL ($30 USD)




Accomodations in Interior Alaska, particularly within the city of Fairbanks are numerous, but do fill up quickly in the summer months. We encourage all attendees to reserve your accommodations soon. Transportation will not be available between hotels and event site. NOTE: Due to circumstances beyond our control, transportation to and from the meeting is not available.

A handful of the hotels near our host location of the University of Alaska Fairbanks are listed below:

Clarion Hotel & Suites
95 10th Avenue
Fairbanks, AK 99701
(907) 459-2700
For Call-In RESERVATIONS, please call 1-907-891-7231 -
Group name: WINHEC/WINU
For Online RESERVATIONS, visit 
(Must make reservations by June 25, 2023)

UAF Residence Life Guest Housing 
For inquiries, please reach out at  907-474-7247 or
email us at
Space is available on a first come, first served basis.

Pikes Waterfront Lodge
1850 Hoselton Rd., Fairbanks, AK 99709
(877) 774-2400

LaQuinta Inn & Suites
4920 Dale Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709
(800) 753-3757

Best Western Plus Pioneer Park Inn
1908 Chena Landings Loop, Fairbanks, AK 99701(907) 479-8080

Westmark Fairbanks Hotel & Conference Center
813 Noble Street, Fairbanks, Alaska 99701

(907) 456-7722 

Sophies Station Suites
1717 University Ave S
Fairbanks, AK 99709
(907) 479-3650

Hampton Inn & Suites Fairbanks
433 Harold Bentley Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701
(907) 451-1502

Springhill Suites by Marriott
575 1st Ave, Fairbanks, AK 99701
(907) 451-6552