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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. 

LECTURE
Native corps as Indian tribes

SHI will sponsor a lecture on Tuesday on an attempt by tribes to disqualify Alaska Native corporations from receiving CARES Act funding as part of a series on Southeast Alaska Native history. The talk, ANCSA Corporations as “Indian tribes” Under Federal Indian Law and the Constitution, will be given by Chris E. McNeil, Jr. (Flyer)

Enroll
baby raven reads

SHI is now offering its award-winning Baby Raven Reads program in Angoon, Haines, Hoonah, Kake, Ketchikan, Klukwan, Metlakatla, Sitka, and Yakutat. SHI is seeking ways to continue programming in communities not listed. (Flyer

haines workshop
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.

Wrangell Workshop
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)

Celebration 2022
dance groups

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.
 

Celebration 2022
Juried Art Show

SHI is accepting applications for its biennial Northwest Coast Juried Art Show and Competition, which will be unveiled 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: Feb. 1.

Celebration 2022
Youth Art Exhibit

SHI is accepting applications for its biennial Juried Youth Art Exhibit, which will be unveiled 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 16. 

Celebration 2022
native artist market

SHI is accepting applications for its Native Artist Market 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: May 16, 2021.

Scholarships
Art, Museum studies

SHI is offering spring 2022 scholarships to undergraduate or graduate students who are pursuing arts and science degrees with a focus in studio arts, performing arts, cinematic arts and technology, or creative writing, and who incorporate Northwest Coast Arts studies in their degree; or, a degree with a concentration in museum studies. (Flyer)

Class
Intermediate formline

SHI will sponsor an intermediate online class on formline design with the award-winning Tlingit artist Robert Mills. In this class, students will learn how to construct the types of formline designs that cover items such as boxes, chests, Chilkat weavings, and large partition screens. Application deadline: Dec. 6, 4 pm Alaska time. (Flyer)

 

class
northwest coast Masks

SHI will sponsor a class, “Northwest Coast Theory of Mask Making,” with the award-winning Tlingit artist Mick Beasley. COVID-19 vaccine cards mandatory. Space is limited. Application deadline: Nov. 10, 4 pm Alaska time. (Flyer)

 

 

juneau workshop
HOW TO SEW SKIN

Sealaska Heritage, in partnership with Tlingit Haida Regional Housing Authority, will sponsor an in-person, hand skin-sewing workshop in Juneau with teacher Louise Kadinger from Nov. 17-21. Space is limited. $100 fee covers a sea otter hide at a $350 value, as well as patterns, supplies, and instruction. (Flyer)

ANCHORAGE WORKSHOP
HOW TO SEW SKIN

SHI will sponsor an in-person workshop in Anchorage from Nov. 18-21 with Tlingit artist Jeremiah James on how to sew skins. The $100 fee covers a sea otter hide at a $350 value, as well as patterns, supplies, and instruction. Space is limited.  (Flyer)

 

LECTURE SERIES
Alaska Native history

SHI will sponsor a lecture series on Southeast Alaska Native history in November in honor of Native American Heritage Month. All lectures will be live streamed on SHI’s YouTube channel at noon Alaska time. Some of the talks will also be available in-person to attendees who show proof of vaccination cards. (Flyer)

IN THE NEWS
celebration plans

Action Line—Celebration 2022 is on the way and organizers are hoping to hold it in person, the dates are scheduled for June 8th to the 11th, 2022. Sealaska Heritage Institute Operations Officer Carmaleeda Estrada provided the latest details while a guest on Action Line. (Listen)

Careers
Job OpportunitIES

Sealaska Heritage Institute is going through a significant expansion, so we have a lot of new openings. If you have ever thought about working at SHI, now is the time to apply!

Native Youth Olympics
Coach Training

SHI and Tlingit and Haida are offering a free, online class this month for people who want to give back to their community by becoming a coach for Native Youth Olympics. No experience needed! For more info, contact NYO Coach Kyle Worl at kworl@ccthita-nsn.gov or 907.227.4998. (Flyer)

KETCHIKAN WORKSHOP
HOW TO SEW SKIN

Sealaska Heritage, in partnership with Ketchikan Indian Community, will sponsor an in-person, hand skin-sewing workshop in Ketchikan with teacher Louise Kadinger from Oct. 15-17. Space is limited. $100 fee covers a sea otter hide at a $350 value, as well as patterns, supplies, and instruction. (Flyer)

sitka workshop
HOW TO SEW SKIN

Sealaska Heritage, in partnership with Sitka Tribe of Alaska, will sponsor an in-person, hand skin-sewing workshop in Sitka with teacher Robert Miller from Oct. 28-31. Space is limited. $100 fee covers a sea otter hide at a $350 value, as well as patterns, supplies, and instruction. (Flyer)

REMOTE CLASS
CHILKAT DESIGN

Sealaska Heritage will offer a Chilkat-style formline design class with Steve Brown via Zoom from October 25 to November 10. Class days will be Monday-Wednesday from 6-8:15 pm and will include live, online group sessions and assignment work. Space is limited. (Flyer)
 

national showcase
salmon boy book

The Alaska Center for the Book has chosen SHI's Baby Raven Reads book Shanyáak'utlaax̱: Salmon Boy as the state’s featured children's book at this year's National Book Festival. The festival, which is sponsored by the Library of Congress, is an annual literary event in Washington, DC, book signings and other activities. 

Ketchikan Workshop
How to sew skin

Sealaska Heritage, in partnership with Ketchikan Indian Community, will sponsor an in-person workshop in Ketchikan with Louise Kadinger on how to hand-sew skins from Oct. 15-17. Application deadline: Sept. 30. Space is limited. $100 fee covers all supplies. Scholarships are available through KIC. (Flyer)

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