Sealaska Heritage


2015 Highlights
Annual Report, Video

The year of the extraordinary, when we walked into a dream: Read SHI’s 2015 annual report and watch highlights from that incredible year. Video includes recap of Celebration 2016 highlights. (Annual Report) (Annual Video)

Artists Wanted

SHI is 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.

Join Us
First Friday

SHI and the Sealaska Heritage Store will offer free admission to the 2016 Juried Art Show in the Nathan Jackson Gallery of the Walter Soboleff Building and host Tlingit artist Renee Culp (Klagunk) in the lobby. During the First Friday reception, SHI will also offer free admission to the clan house, Shuká Hít. (Flyer)

Artist in Residence

SHI currently is accepting applications for its artist-in-residence program at the Walter Soboleff Building in Juneau. The purpose of the program is to encourage study of Northwest Coast art practices.

Alaska Native Identity
Video now online

If you missed our lecture by SHI Visiting Scholars Dr. Caitlin Stern and Dr. Jessie Barker, the video is now online. The scholars presented preliminary findings from their research on Alaska Native Identity.


Contractor Opportunities

Sealaska Heritage is recruiting for male chaperones to assist with its upcoming Math and Culture Academy in July. Chaperones must be age 21 or over and available to stay the entire camp. SHI will pay a stipend of $1,800, and additional funding may be provided to chaperones who accompany students from rural areas to the academy. Academy scheduled July-10-19 in Juneau. (Register)

Baby Raven Reads
Gumboot Camp

SHI will sponsor a free event for Alaska Native families with children ages 4 and 5 for a Baby Raven Reads Gumboot Camp. The event is part of a program that promotes pre-literacy, language development and school readiness. Gumboot Camp is scheduled Aug. 1-5 at Harborview Elementary School in Juneau. (Sign Up) (Flyer)

Celebration 2016
Fashion Show

The first person to step onto the runway of Sealaska Heritage Institute’s inaugural Native Fashion show Friday night wasn’t a model or a designer, but a dancer, Kindeshaun Austin of Juneau. To the beat of a drum played by Zak Wass in the cedar clan house of the Walter Soboleff Building, Austin began to dance in traditional Tlingit style, crouching and bending his knees deeply, and holding his arms at right angles in front of his body.

Celebration 2016
Yakutat lecture online

If you missed our lecture by Judith Ramos, the video is now online. In her talk, Ramos— professor of Alaska Native Studies and Rural Development at the University of Alaska Fairbanks—talks about the origin of the Kwaashk’I Kwáan Clan.

Celebration 2016
Traditional Food Winners

Sealaska Heritage has announced the winners of its two popular traditional food contests, held as part of Celebration 2016. The winner of the black seaweed contest is Dora Barr, and the winner of the soapberry contest is Doris McLean. Second and third place in the seaweed contest went to Fran Neumann and Charlene Baker; and second and third in soapberries to Roberta Revey and Ivan Williams.

Celebration 2016
Comedy Show Online

If you missed our comedy show by Cody Ferguson, the video is now online. Cody is a Tlingit/Yup'ik who uses laughter to bring cultural healing.

Celebration 2016
Art Awards Video Online

Find out which Northwest Coast artists took top prizes at Sealaska Heritage Institute's biennial Juried Art Show and Competition and its new Juried Youth Art Show. Video of the award ceremony now online.