If you missed our recent lectures—“Onward Christian Soldiers: Situating the Writings of the Alaska Native Brotherhood/Sisterhood within a Longstanding Indigenous Literary Tradition” and “The Sitka Tlingit and the Pacific Northwest Gun Frontier”—you can now watch them online.
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Our new home
Hundreds gathered in downtown Juneau on May 15 for the dedication of The Walter Soboleff Building. The joyous daylong housewarming paid tribute to Dr. Soboleff and marked the historic grand opening of an iconic cultural and spiritual home for Southeast Alaska's Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people.
Sealaska Heritage Institute has produced a curriculum and art kit for formline design—the basis of Northwest Coast art. The curriculum—Northwest Coast Formline Design: Definitions and Student Activities—is the culmination of SHI’s Jinéit Art Academy. Download Art Kit
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'Gun Frontier' Lecture
There are plenty of ways to buy guns in Juneau. Stores sell them. Individuals sell them. There’s even a Facebook group devoted to buying and selling guns and ammunition in Juneau. But what was the first gun in Juneau? How about Southeast Alaska? The Juneau Empire has the story.
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This week, Sealaska Heritage Institute released the results of a three-year project designed to help students learn the basics of formline -- the design elements around which most Northwest Coast Native art is built.
True Southeast surrounds you with that story like no other place in Juneau. Walk through an authentic clan house. Learn about the four core cultural values of Southeast Alaskan Native cultures in the special exhibit, Enter the World of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian Peoples.