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Sealaska Heritageis looking for artists in Juneau to apply to teach Northwest Coast arts to middle school students at an after school program for students in grades 6-8. The arts classes are a part of SHI’s Jinéit Art Academy Youth Program. (Online Application) (Hardcopy Application)

Coming up
Latseen Hoop Camp

SHI will sponsor its annual Latseen Hoop Camp in Juneau this August. The camp will be led coach Bob Saviers, an AAU/NCAA certified coach, former coach of Dzantik’i Heeni and Floyd Dryden Middle Schools, and one of the originators and current coaches of Hoop Time AAU.  (Flyer) (Register)

Basketry
Delores Churchill Interview

Haida master weaver Delores Churchill recently donated an old woven basket to Sealaska Heritage that she acquired from a Ketchikan resident. In this video interview, Delores talks about what she has learned from studying the basket.

Baby Raven Reads
Gumboot Camp

SHI will sponsor a free event for Alaska Native families with children ages 4 and 5 for a Baby Raven Reads Gumboot Camp. The event is part of a program that promotes pre-literacy, language development and school readiness. Gumboot Camp is scheduled Aug. 1-5 at Harborview Elementary School in Juneau. The deadline to apply is Friday, July 15. (Sign Up) (Flyer)

Celebration 2016
Weavers Talk Online

If you missed the weavers’ presentation during Celebration, the video is now online. Chilkat and Ravenstail weavers talked about their journey and the mistakes they’ve made along the way. Sponsored by SHI as an associate event of Celebration 2016.

2015 Highlights
Annual Report, Video

The year of the extraordinary, when we walked into a dream: Read SHI’s 2015 annual report and watch highlights from that incredible year. Video includes recap of Celebration 2016 highlights. (Annual Report) (Annual Video)

Opportunity
Artists Wanted

SHI is seeking artists to demonstrate and sell their work in the Walter Soboleff Building during the First Friday of each month in Juneau. We are especially looking for artists who, as well as selling their art, can demonstrate their work on location.

Artist in Residence
Apply

SHI currently is accepting applications for its artist-in-residence program at the Walter Soboleff Building in Juneau. The purpose of the program is to encourage study of Northwest Coast art practices.

Celebration 2016
Fashion Show

The first person to step onto the runway of Sealaska Heritage Institute’s inaugural Native Fashion show Friday night wasn’t a model or a designer, but a dancer, Kindeshaun Austin of Juneau. To the beat of a drum played by Zak Wass in the cedar clan house of the Walter Soboleff Building,

Celebration 2016
Yakutat lecture online

If you missed our lecture by Judith Ramos, the video is now online. In her talk, Ramos— professor of Alaska Native Studies and Rural Development at the University of Alaska Fairbanks—talks about the origin of the Kwaashk’I Kwáan Clan.

Celebration 2016
Art Awards Video Online

Find out which Northwest Coast artists took top prizes at Sealaska Heritage Institute's biennial Juried Art Show and Competition and its new Juried Youth Art Show. Video of the award ceremony now online.
 

Baby Raven Reads
New Books Released

SHI has released the first three of eighteen culturally-based children’s books that reflect the Native worldview. The books are part of the institute’s Baby Raven Reads, a program for Alaska Native families with children up to age 5 that promotes language development and school readiness.
 

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