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SHI releases video series on how to make traditional halibut hooks

July 19th, 2021|Comments Off on 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 [...]

Virtual education conference keynotes to include nationally-known scholars

July 15th, 2021|Comments Off on 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 [...]

Seattle man donates old spruce-root basket to Sealaska Heritage

July 14th, 2021|Comments Off on 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 [...]

SEALASKA HERITAGE DIGITIZES, POSTS CELEBRATION 1986

July 12th, 2021|Comments Off on SEALASKA HERITAGE DIGITIZES, POSTS CELEBRATION 1986

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 [...]

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

July 8th, 2021|Comments Off on 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 [...]

USPS to hold ceremony for release of Tlingit stamp

July 6th, 2021|Comments Off on 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 [...]

Doctoral candidate in Alaska Native studies wins Judson Brown Scholarship

July 2nd, 2021|Comments Off on 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 [...]

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

June 16th, 2021|Comments Off on 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 [...]

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

June 10th, 2021|Comments Off on 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 [...]

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