Sealaska Heritage


Lecture Series

SHI sponsors lectures by students and scholars researching Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian languages, cultures and history. Lectures are generally held in Juneau in conjunction with Native American Heritage Month in November, SHI's Visiting Scholars Program and  Celebration. The lectures at the Walter Soboleff Building are free and offered as a public service. Videos will be posted online shortly after the talks.  Videos of past lectures can be viewed here. See our calendar for upcoming lectures. The lectures below may also be taken for credit at the University of Alaska Southeast. All events scheduled from noon-1 pm.

SHI will sponsor a free summer lecture series in August 2023 on the challenges faced by language students learning Lingít (Tlingit), aad Kíl (Haida) and Sm'algyax (Tsimshian). The series, Strengthening our Community, is part of an effort to offer tools to students to work through issues they might encounter while studying languages. “We have learned through our ongoing language scholars program for Lingít, aad Kíl and Sm'algyax students that the journey has its challenges. We want to support our students and ease their way, as the work they are doing is so important to revitalizing our ancient languages,” said Dr. Rosita Worl, president of SHI....(more)​.