Sealaska Heritage


Keynote speakers
Thru the lens conference

SHI has signed up nationally known educators to give keynote addresses at its first culturally-responsive education conference for educators in June. The event, Our Cultural Landscape: Culturally Responsive Education Conference, has drawn some of the best names in the field, including Zaretta Hammond, Dr. Christopher Blodgett, Ilarion (Larry) Merculieff and Libby Roderick.

Events & Opportunities
2017 Schedule of Events

2017 Calendar of Events

SHI is offering a lot of upcoming events and opportunities, including Native art classes, Baby Raven events and summer camps for youth. Download our 2017 schedule of events for more information.

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2017 Education Programs

SHI is accepting applications for five educational and cultural programs this summer, including a leadership academy, running camp and hoop camp. Click here to see all education programs. (Education Events) (All Upcoming Events)

Job Opportunities

SHI has a new opening for an assistant retail manager and we are also recruiting for the following openings: education administrative assistant; development officer; seasonal retail/guest services associates to work in the Sealaska Heritage Store and Walter Soboleff Building; and a grant writer.

Spruce Apprenticeship

SHI is recruiting artists for its new spruce-root weaving mentor-apprenticeship program, which seeks to revitalize the ancient but endangered art form. Successful candidates will learn to gather and process spruce roots, then learn to weave through Haida artist Delores Churchill, an internationally recognized master weaver. (Apply) (Instructors)


Carved and painted bentwood chest by David A. Boxley, who donated it to the 2014 Tináa Art Auction. Photo by Steve Quinn

SHI will showcase contemporary masterpieces of Northwest Coast art at its second art auction in an effort to perpetuate critical programs such as Native language revitalization and workshops on endangered Native art forms.

Call for Entries
Tináa Native Fashion Show

SHI will sponsor a Native high-fashion show at its second Tináa Art Auction, a fundraiser to support critical Native art and culture programs. SHI is inviting artists and fashion designers to submit original pieces for the show, to be held Sept. 29, 2017, in Juneau. The Native fashion show was one of the highlights of SHI’s premiere Tináa Art Auction. (Call for Entries) (Apply)

Photo Essay, Baby Raven

In this photo essay, SHI gives a peek into a Baby Raven Reads family event that focused on SHI's newly released book, Raven Brings Us Fire. To help bring the story to life and make connections to literature, we acted out a version of the story and invited local firefighters. Baby Raven Reads is a program that promotes pre-literacy, language development and school readiness.

Call for Presenters
Thru the Lens Conference

SHI is recruiting presenters for its Culturally Responsive Education Conference from June 1-3, 2017. Presenters should submit proposal topics for breakout sessions on 1). culturally responsive education and place-based pedagogy; 2). early childhood CRE practices; or 3). equity in education. Benefits include an honorarium and free registration. Deadline is April 14.  (Flyer)

Cultural Orientation
SHI to sponsor seminars

SHI will sponsor its 2017 cultural orientation program for teachers and educators in Juneau. The program pays a stipend to participants who complete all of the requirements. Participants also have the option to earn a professional development credit. The program will offer 50 hours of cultural orientation for 20 participants through five seminars. (Register) (Flyer)

Education Conference
Cultural Education

SHI will sponsor its first education conference for teachers and administrators in an effort to promote culturally responsive pedagogy in schools. The event, Our Cultural Landscape: Culturally Responsive Education Conference, is scheduled June 1-3 in Juneau. Educators: Save the date!

In the news:
Post artists chosen

By Leila Kheiry, KRBD—Three young Alaska Native artists, including one from Ketchikan and one from Hydaburg, have been chosen to carve cedar house posts that will be cast in bronze and displayed in front of the Walter Soboleff Building in Juneau. Tlingit artist Stephen Jackson, Haida artist TJ Young and Tsimshian artist Mike Dangeli submitted the winning proposals.