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NEWS_SHI to sponsor Latseen Northwest Coast Art & Leadership Academy

Published On: December 22nd, 2020

Institute accepting applications from students across region through May 15

March 14, 2018

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Applications are now available for Sealaska Heritage Institute’s Latseen Northwest Coast Art & Leadership Academy program.

The academy for high school students will be held July 5-16 at the University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau. Travel scholarships are available to students outside Juneau.

The training is designed to provide engaging culturally-based education and art activities for high school students in support of their future academic and personal success with a focus on rigor, relevance, and relationships.

Students have the option of earning credit at the University of Alaska Southeast. This project is a part of SHI’s Northwest Coast art project Sharing Our Box of Treasures.

The project is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education ANEP Grant PR# S356A170001.

Sealaska Heritage Institute is a private nonprofit founded in 1980 to perpetuate and enhance Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian cultures of Southeast Alaska. Its goal is to promote cultural diversity and cross-cultural understanding through public services and events. SHI also conducts social scientific and public policy research and advocacy that promotes Alaska Native arts, cultures, history and education statewide. The institute is governed by a Board of Trustees and guided by a Council of Traditional Scholars, a Native Artist Committee and a Southeast Regional Language Committee.

CONTACT: Amy Fletcher, SHI Media and Publications Director, 907.586.9116

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