Sealaska Heritage


Visiting Scholars

We sponsor a Visiting Scholar Program for graduate students enrolled into an accredited educational institution or professors engaged in research that advance knowledge of Tlingit, Haida or Tsimshian culture, language, arts, or history. We provide visiting scholars with logistical support, access to our library, archival collections, and ethnographic collections, and the support of our staff for the scholar's research. In some cases, we may provide an honorarium and support toward a book publication.

Scholars who participate are required to adhere to traditional protocols and laws in respecting clan ownership and clan attribution. Scholars will be required to provide a gratis copy of their final research paper, dissertation, or publication, as well as provide one public lecture at Sealaska Heritage or in Southeast Alaska on their research.

For further information, please contact our senior ethnologist at

Visiting scholars' study now online

(Study) Sealaska Heritage Visiting Scholars Jessica Barker and Caitlin Stern in January 2018 published their report on Alaska Native Identity. A number of Alaska Natives participated. 

Jessica and Caitlin also gave a lecture on their research while at SHI. (Watch the Video)