The presidents of SHI, Sealaska, the Central Council Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska and SEARHC have written a letter petitioning the Juneau Assembly to reject a proposed ordinance to illegalize camping on private property in the downtown district.
SHI and the Sealaska Heritage Store are seeking artists to demonstrate and sell their work in the Walter Soboleff Building during the First Friday of each month in Juneau. We are especially looking for artists who, as well as selling their art, can demonstrate their work on location. First Friday events occur from 4:30-8:00 pm.
Tlingit Place Names
Students from Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School learned about traditional Tlingit place names Friday morning at the Walter Soboleff Building as part of Sealaska Heritage’s Telling Our Stories: Voices on the Land program. As Tlingit elder David Katzeek shared his knowledge of place names, he helped students understand what those names can reveal...
Sealaska Heritage and the University of Alaska Southeast’s PITAAS program co-hosted a series of presentations for UAS faculty at the Walter Soboleff Building Thursday as part of an ongoing partnership designed to provide cultural training for Alaska teachers...
New Language Program
Sealaska Heritage Institute has opened the application period for its Haa Shuká Community Language Learning Project, a new program designed to help revitalize the languages of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian in four Southeast Alaska communities. Applications will be accepted through Feb. 10, 2017.
Baby Raven Reads
SHI will sponsor a free family night event at the Juneau Public Library for families with children under age six as part of its Baby Raven Reads program. Join us for a light dinner, crafts and storytelling from 5:30 pm-7:00 pm, Thursday, Jan. 19. Qualifying Juneau families also receive free books and new books published through the program may be purchased through the Sealaska Heritage Store.
SHI will continually update its Tlingit language podcast, which is featured in our "Learning Tlingit" app and online. The podcast currently includes 26 episodes that cover a wide range of topics in audio (.mp3) or video (.mp4) formats. Get the "Learning Tlingit" app: iOS // Android.
Gold Medal Basketball
Tickets at SHI
SHI is selling Gold Medal tickets at the Sealaska Heritage Store in Juneau. Passes allow access for all 7 days of the tournament. There are 4 ticket options: General Admission Pass: $60; Elder Pass: $45 (ages 65 +); Youth Pass: $45 (ages 5-17); Student Pass $45. The store is in the Walter Soboleff Building on the corner of Seward and Front streets: firstname.lastname@example.org; 907.586.9114.
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The year in news
By Lisa Phu, Juneau Empire—Here’s a list of Juneau stories and issues — in no particular order — that shocked us, had a lasting impact or celebrated our community...Celebration 2016 in June saw two new events that will hopefully become mainstays during the biennial festival of Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian cultures.
Alaskans, please consider donating to SHI through Pick.Click.Give. when filling out your permanent fund dividend application this year. SHI has founded a new endowment so your donations will support cultural programs for years to come. And, we’ll make every dollar count.
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By Steve Quinn, Indian Country Today—When David Boxley struck his deer-hide drum, it was time to celebrate. And with that, more than 2,000 people danced, sang and enjoyed a reunion among nearly 50 groups who had traveled anywhere from one mile to 1,000 miles—just to dance.