New Arts Campus
SHI kicks off campaign
(Website) (Brochure) (Donate) (Construction Begins!) SHI has officially launched its fundraising campaign to build the Sealaska Heritage Arts Campus, which is phase two of SHI’s vision to make Juneau the Northwest Coast arts capital of the world and to designate NWC art a national treasure.
Juneau as arts capital
northwest coast art
By Jennifer Nalewicki, Smithsonian Magazine — When it comes to art capitals, Rome, New York, Paris and Berlin are a few of the global hot spots that come to mind. However, if the city of Juneau, Alaska, has any say in the matter, it could very well earn a coveted spot on the list.
SHI will hold a series of cultural orientations for teachers, administrators, and support staff and UAS MAT students in spring 2022. The series will be offered to people in Ketchikan, Hydaburg, Wrangell, Petersburg, and Metlakatla. Application deadline: Jan. 25. (Flyer)
Registration is open for SHI’s Culturally Responsive Education Mini-Conference, sponsored in partnership with the University of Alaska Southeast. This conference, scheduled Feb. 26, is focused on making culturally-responsive literacy instructional practices visible.
call for presenters
Alaska Native Arts
Sealaska Heritage is offering a summer 2022 semester internship to art students who are pursuing an arts and science degree, preferably with a focus on Northwest Coast or Alaska Native arts through studio arts, performing arts and technology, or creative writing. (Flyer)
SHI will hold food contests for best seaweed, seal oil, and dry fish during Celebration 2022, scheduled June 8-11. Prizes: First place: $1,000; Second place: $500; Third place: $250. Application deadline: May 16, 2022.
SHI is recruiting volunteers to help with Celebration 2022, scheduled June 8-11. We have a variety of areas to choose from and people who donate a minimum of four hours get a free, one-day pass!
Toddler Regalia Review
SHI is accepting applications for its Toddler Regalia Review for children ages who are ages 2-5 years of age at the time of Celebration 2022, scheduled June 8-11. We are planning for an in-person event, and 2022 will mark the 40th anniversary of Celebration! Application deadline: May 16, 2022.
Celebration Art Contest
A Haida and Tlingit artist from Georgia has won SHI's first-ever competition to visually represent Celebration. The artist, Kimberly Fulton Orozco, won with her piece The Energy That Moves Us, which was inspired by the Celebration 2022 theme Celebrating 10,000 Years of Cultural Survival.
Curtis Edward Plates
Two entrepreneurs have donated to SHI eight old and rare copper plates showing portraits of Alaska Natives, a tomb, an old house and carvings photographed in the early 1900s. The plates were made by Edward Sheriff Curtis, an American photographer and ethnologist whose work focused on the American West and on Native American people.
SHI receives grant
SHI has secured a grant to commission ten totem poles that will comprise part of Kootéeyaa Deiyí (Totem Pole Trail) along the downtown Juneau waterfront. The project is part of a vision to make Juneau the Northwest Coast art capital of the world.
SHI s accepting applications for its biennial Indigenous Fashion Show, which will be held in conjunction with Celebration 2022, scheduled June 8-11 in Juneau. The show is open to Native American, First Nations, Indigenous and Alaska Native artists and designers...(more).
Tribal ballot initiative
Trustees support petition
SHI's Board of Trustees has moved to support a ballot initiative that would create an equal government-to-government relationship with the State of Alaska by officially recognizing Alaska tribes in the law. Formal recognition of tribes would allow for a shift toward respect, cooperation and strategic alliances in funding for education, healthcare and public safety.
Application period open
The enrollment period for Sealaska scholarship applications is open for the 2022-2023 school year. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2022. However, SHI is offering a $50 incentive to those who complete their scholarship application on or before Feb. 1...(more)
Scholarships thru uas
SHI and UAS are offering full scholarships to two UAS for Native scholars who plan to teach their Native language. The scholarships include tuition, room, board and other expenses plus part-time employment that provides additional language opportunities. Application deadline: Dec. 12, 2021. (Flyer)
HOW TO SEW SKIN
Sealaska Heritage, in partnership with Chilkoot Indian Association, will sponsor an in-person, hand skin-sewing workshop in Haines with Jeremiah James from Dec. 16-19. Space is limited. $100 fee covers a sea otter hide at a $350 value, as well as patterns, supplies, and instruction.
HOW TO SEW SKIN
SHI, in partnership with Wrangell Cooperative Association, will sponsor an in-person, hand skin-sewing workshop in Wrangell with Jeremiah James from Dec. 2-5. Space is limited. $100 fee covers a sea otter hide at a $350 value, as well as patterns, supplies, and instruction. (Flyer)
SHI is accepting applications for dance groups to perform at Celebration 2022, scheduled June 8-11. We are planning for an in-person event, and 2022 will mark the 40th anniversary of Celebration! Application deadline: March 31.