SHI currently has two opportunities: SHI is seeking proposals from a qualified consultant or consultants interested in evaluating SHI’s Sharing Our Box of Treasures—Northwest Coast Art Program and resumes for a retail/guest services associate to work at the Sealaska Heritage Store.
BABY RAVEN READS
SHI is expanding its award-winning Baby Raven Reads program to nine new communities in Southeast Alaska in an effort to promote early literacy, language development and school readiness in Alaska Native children. The program also will fund publication of new books...(more) (Baby Raven Books)
In the news:
SHI receives award
By Alex McCarthy, Juneau Empire—...SHI was honored for its wide-spanning efforts to promote Alaska Native values in Southeast. In particular, Rotary members were impressed with SHI’s educational focus that includes books, applications and games that make learning Native history and languages easy for children.
Juried Art Show
A well-known Tlingit artist and a renowned art historian have been chosen to judge Sealaska Heritage Institute’s next Juried Art Show and Competition, which will open in May and be held during Celebration 2018 in June. The jurors were recommended by SHI's Native Artist Committee.
Our orthography matters
Elders and linguists have spent decades developing a method for spelling our Native languages, which historically were oral languages and not written. It’s important that the orthography is recognized and adhered to in scholarly papers, news stories and books. It is disheartening to see Native words misspelled.
Fish Trap Stake
Replica to be carved
SHI and the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture are collaborating on a project to replicate an old fish trap stake collected in Wrangell in the early 1900s by an ethnographer and later acquired by the museum. The replica will be featured in the institute’s new exhibit.
NWC Art Initiative
Klawock art program
SHI and the Klawock City School District have signed an agreement to help develop the district’s existing elective Northwest Coast art courses for high school students into a career pathways course over a three-year period.
SHI is recruiting community liaisons to be the point of contact in communities for all communications regarding its Baby Raven Reads program. SHI has filled all positions except those in Craig and Klawock. Send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 907.586.9293, ATTN: Cara Gilbert. (Full Description)
App Period now open
The enrollment period for Sealaska scholarship applications is now open for the 2018-2019 school year. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2018. However, SHI s offering a $50 incentive to those who complete their scholarship application on or before Feb. 1.
BABY RAVEN READS
New book out
SHI this week will release a new culturally-based children’s book through its award-winning Baby Raven Reads program. The new book, How Devil's Club Came to Be, is an original story inspired by ancient oral traditions that have been handed down through the generations...(more)
JAS, NAM apps online
Sealaska Heritage will sponsor a Juried Art Show and Competition, a Juried Youth Art Exhibit and a Native Artists Market during Celebration 2018, scheduled June 6-9. (Photo: Raven Dance Mask by Bugs Nelson, 2016 Juried Art Show and Competition. By Brian Wallace) Applications now online.
SHI is recruiting teachers and educators in Juneau for its 2018 cultural orientation program. The program, Thru the Cultural Lens, is a cultural-connectedness project for educators and pays a stipend to participants who complete all of the requirements. (Flyer) (Register)
NWC Art Initiative
SHI, UAS, sign moa
SHI has signed memorandums of agreement with the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) and school districts in Juneau, Klawock and Hoonah to teach Northwest Coast (NWC) art, the world-renowned legacy of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian. The program, Sharing Our Box of Treasures, is part of SHI’s effort to make Juneau the NWC arts capital of the world...