The next celebration will be held virtually June 8-11, 202, in Juneau, Alaska.
Sealaska Heritage will hold an in-person Celebration in Juneau from June 8-11 in 2022.
SHI’s board of trustees made the decision this week, in part because participants and staff need many months in advance to plan for the four-day event.
The in-person Celebration in 2020 was cancelled because of the pandemic, and staff instead offered a virtual version. With the release of the vaccine and widespread immunizations so far, staff has a sense of confidence that life will be back to normal by next year, said SHI President Rosita Worl.
“We cancelled the in-person event because we had to protect our people. We look forward to reuniting in 2022 and celebrating our cultural survival,” Worl said. “We survived this pandemic. We are still here.”
The trustees also chose the theme Celebration 2022: Celebrating 10,000 Years of Cultural Survival. Celebration 2022 will mark the 40th anniversary of the event, first held in 1982...(more)
Lead Dance Group
Celebration 2022 will feature two lead dance groups, both of Wrangell: Shx’at Kwáan (People Near the Mainland) and Kaasitlaan Dancers.
Application coming soon.
(Apply) SHI for the first time is holding a contest for Northwest Coast Native artists to create an illustration that depicts the theme of Celebration 2022. The year 2022 will also mark the 40th anniversary of the biennial event. The winning illustration will appear on materials associated with the event, and the winning artist will receive $1,000 and be featured in the program. Design or illustration proposals should be based on the theme: Celebration 2022: Celebrating 10,000 Years of Cultural Survival. The winning artist will create a piece that provides the best interpretation or conceptualization of the idea of cultural survival...(more) Deadline to apply: July 1, 2021.
Toddler Regalia Review
SHI will hold its biennial Toddler Regalia Review for children ages 204. Application coming soon.
Indigenous Fashion Show
SHI will hold its biennial Indigenous Fashion Show during Celebration. Application coming soon.
Juried Art Show and Competition
SHI will hold its biennial Juried Art Show and Competition during Celebration. Application coming soon.
Native Artist Market
SHI will hold a Native Artist Market during Celebration. Application coming soon.
Send us a Selfie!
We want to see you preparing for Celebration—whether rehearsing, sewing regalia, fundraising or anything else related to the event! Send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org to be included in our biennial #RoadToCelebration social media campaign!.
Sealaska Heritage sets dates for next Celebration (4-22-21)
Theme to be “Celebration 2022: Celebrating 10,000 Years of Cultural Survival”
Stories on Celebration