Baby Raven Reads
New Books Released
SHI has released the first three of eighteen culturally-based children’s books that reflect the Native worldview. The books are part of the institute’s Baby Raven Reads, a program for Alaska Native families with children up to age 5 that promotes language development and school readiness.
SHI is seeking contractors to serve as a teaching artist for theater, artist assistants and an art teacher plus residential chaperones for its Math and Culture Academy and Latseen Leadership Academy.
In the news:
Art training in prison
Sealaska Heritage Institute has sponsored art classes in the Juneau prison as funding allows, including two multi-day art workshops with formline design artist David A. Boxley and carver Wayne Price at Lemon Creek Correctional Center last year.
Voices on the Land
SHI is recruiting students entering grades 4-8 for its Summer Theater Intensive. Part of SHI’s Voices on the Land program, this performing arts intensive integrates traditional stories, song and dance. Learn storytelling techniques, script writing and the tools of the actor with a culminating performance. (Register) (Flyer)
NEA Our Town grant
Art workshops funded
SHI is one of 64 organizations in the nation to be approved for an arts award given by the National Endowment for the Arts Our Town program. SHI will use the $100,000 award to hire master artists to teach Native art classes for prison inmates and low-income individuals.
Sealaska Heritage is conducting three short surveys to better serve the interests and needs of the Alaska Native community. Everything you share with us will remain anonymous. Please click the link below to fill out one of the surveys.
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The Sealaska Heritage Institute is a non-profit group whose mission is to promote and share Southeast Alaskan Native culture. The organization provides exhibits, educational opportunities and programs for locals and visitors.
Visiting Scholars Study
Alaska Native Identity
SHI will host two visiting scholars who will be conducting a study of how Alaska Natives think about their cultural identity. The scholars are seeking as many participants as possible for the study. Participants will be paid and asked to take part in surveys and group activities.