Sealaska Heritage


sacred chilkat robe

SHI will hold a public ceremony for the return of a sacred Chilkat robe recently acquired on eBay. The ceremony will take place at 1:30 on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at the Walter Soboleff Building. Eagle and Raven representatives will lead the event, which is free and open to the public.  (Original Story)


In the news:
Discovering Haida Art

When renowned Haida artist Robert Davidson was a kid, he used to root for the cowboys while watching old Westerns, cheering with his friends when the "bad guys" - the Indians - were killed. Then his uncle took him aside and explained that he and his family were "Indians" themselves.

Tsimshian art

The lecture The Revival of Tsimshian Art by David A. Boxley is now online. In his talk, he describes the resurgence of Tsimshian art in the 20th century.

Juried Art Show

SHI  is accepting applications from artists who want to compete in its eighth biennial Juried Art Show and Competition, which will expand to include new divisions and a youth show. SHI will award prizes in five divisions.  (Application and Guidelines)

Art, Math Workshop

SHI is sponsoring a free workshop for educators on the connection between math and formline design. The class will be taught by master Tsimshian artist David R. Boxley, who worked on the monumental house front in the Walter Soboleff Building. Geared toward educators in Juneau, Hoonah, Angoon and Hydaburg. (Flyer) (Register)

November Lectures

Sealaska Heritage will sponsor its annual noon lecture series to celebrate Native American Heritage Month and Walter Soboleff Day in November. This year’s lineup includes some of the world’s most distinguished Northwest Coast and Alutiiq artists…  (Flyer)