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SHI releases video series on how to make traditional halibut hooks

Tutorials available for free on YouTube July 19, 2021 (Watch) (About Halibut Hooks) Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) has produced and put online a video series that teaches how to make traditional northern Northwest Coast halibut hooks, known as náxw in Tlingit. The series, led by Tlingit artist Héendei Donald Gregory, includes 21 videos ranging from 2-17 [...]

By |2021-07-20T22:47:44-08:00July 19th, 2021|News|

Virtual education conference keynotes to include nationally-known scholars

Registration now open July 15, 2021 (Keynote Bios) (Register) (Conference Website) (Flyer) Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) has enlisted renowned, nationally-known educators to give keynote addresses at its fourth Culturally Responsive Education Conference for teachers and administrators, which is part of a larger effort to promote culturally responsive pedagogy in schools. For the second time, the three-day [...]

By |2021-07-20T22:50:30-08:00July 15th, 2021|News|

Seattle man donates old spruce-root basket to Sealaska Heritage

Piece dates back more than 100 years July 14, 2021 (About Spruce-Root Basketry) A Seattle man has donated an exquisite spruce-root basket to Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) that dates back more than 100 years. Donor Richard Zahniser, now in his 90s, purchased the piece in Southeast Alaska or Anchorage in the 1970s and decided to donate [...]

By |2021-07-20T22:51:47-08:00July 14th, 2021|News|


July 12, 2021 (About Celebration) (Watch) Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) has digitized and posted online video of its third Celebration, a dance-and-culture festival first held in 1982 that has grown into the world’s largest gathering of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people. The entire event, which was documented in 1986 on now-obsolete video tapes, is viewable on SHI’s [...]

By |2021-07-20T22:10:37-08:00July 12th, 2021|News|

SHI to sponsor visiting scholar studying pressures on Southeast Alaska Native art market

People interested in participating encouraged to reach out July 8, 2021 Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) is sponsoring a visiting scholar who is studying how Southeast Alaska Native artists sustain their ancient art practices in light of current economic, legal and environmental pressures. Scholar Ben Bridges, who is pursuing dual Ph.D. in folklore and anthropology, will conduct [...]

By |2021-07-20T22:53:51-08:00July 8th, 2021|News|

USPS to hold ceremony for release of Tlingit stamp

Raven Story stamp now available through pre-sale July 6, 2021 (About the Stamp) (About the Artist) (Pre-Sale) The U.S. Postal Service this month, assisted by Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI), will hold a release ceremony for the “Raven Story” stamp, which was designed by Tlingit artist by Rico Lanáat’ Worl of Juneau and unveiled in November. Antonio [...]

By |2021-07-20T22:59:42-08:00July 6th, 2021|News|

Doctoral candidate in Alaska Native studies wins Judson Brown Scholarship

Program honors students with academic achievement, leadership skills July 2, 2021 Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) has chosen a Ph.D. candidate with a focus on ethnomathematics as the recipient of its 2021 Judson L. Brown Leadership Award. The scholarship was given to Tlingit Eldri Waid Westmoreland, who holds a master’s degree in mathematics education and is pursuing [...]

By |2021-07-20T22:09:34-08:00July 2nd, 2021|News|

Anchorage traditional games open to be held for first time in two years

Event scheduled this weekend June 16, 2021 (Games Website) (About Native Youth Olympics) (Sponsors) Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) will co-sponsor an in-person Traditional Games open this weekend in Anchorage for athletes ages sixteen and older, marking the first time the games will be held there since the pandemic sidelined the event. The games will feature [...]

By |2021-07-20T22:09:16-08:00June 16th, 2021|News|

Sealaska Heritage releases first children's book entirely in Haida language

Book part of the institute’s Baby Raven Reads programJune 10, 2021 (About Baby Raven Reads) (Get the Book) (Audio) Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) has released its first-ever children’s book entirely in the Haida language, X̱aad Kíl. The book, Nang Jáadaa Sg̱áana ‘Láanaa aa Isdáayaan, or The Woman Carried Away by Killer Whales in English, is part [...]

By |2021-07-20T22:08:57-08:00June 10th, 2021|News|

Sealaska Heritage to sponsor performing arts program

Institute recruiting for summer storytelling intensiveJune 3, 2021 (Apply) Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) will sponsor a summer storytelling intensive for students entering grades 4-8. The program, Voices on the Land, will be offered in-person in Juneau with a remote option available for students in outlying communities. Voices on the Land is an innovative program that teaches performing [...]

By |2021-07-20T22:08:37-08:00June 4th, 2021|News|
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