Sealaska Heritage



Sealaska Heritage will host a pop-up boutique in Juneau featuring pieces from popular designers of fashion inspired by Native designs. The event is a rare opportunity for people to shop fashions directly from designers who will be featured in SHI’s upcoming Tináa Art Auction Native Fashion Show.


Celebration 2018
JAS, NAM apps online

Raven Dance Mask by Bugs Nelson. 2016 Juried Art Show and Competition, Sealaska Heritage.

Sealaska Heritage will sponsor a Juried Art Show and Competition, a Juried Youth Art Exhibit and a Native Artists Market during Celebration 2018, scheduled June 6-9. (Photo: Raven Dance Mask by Bugs Nelson, 2016 Juried Art Show and Competition. By Brian Wallace) Applications now online.

Job Opportunities

SHI is recruiting for an early childhood specialist to provide administrative support for the Baby Raven Reads grant program. SHI also has openings for a grant writer to develop proposals and provide support for the institute's programs and an assistant retail manager to work at the Sealaska Heritage Store. 

shi wins Literacy Award
Library of Congress

The Library of Congress has selected Sealaska Heritage Institute’s Baby Raven Reads literacy program for its 2017 Best Practice Honoree award, making it one of only 15 programs in the world to receive the honor this year.

New Books Unveiled

Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) has published four new culturally-based children’s books that reflect the Native worldview. The new series includes the ancient story Shanyáak’utlaax: Salmon Boy; and the original texts Let’s Go: A Harvest Story; Picking Berries; and Native Values: Living in Harmony. (Buy Books)

In the news:
Chilkat Robe Comes Home

When Bruce Jacobsen moved to Seattle in 1986, he fell in love with the Pacific Northwest. He wanted to express his appreciation with a piece of Native art, and found one at a gallery Pioneer Square: an antique Chilkat robe. "I just thought it was so beautiful, and it was like nothing I had seen before," Jacobsen said.

A Tribe Called Red

SHI, the JAHC and KTOO will sponsor a fall performance of A Tribe Called Red, an indigenous music group from Canada that is earning critical acclaim in the global electronic scene and urban club culture. Since 2010, the group has been mixing traditional pow wow vocals and drumming with cutting-edge electronic music. (More) (Flyer)

Haa Latseen Project
Arts in Prison

We have a problem. Alaska Natives are disproportionately represented in Alaska’s prisons, accounting for 37 percent of the state’s inmate population in 2014, compared to 19 percent of the state’s resident population. Moreover, nearly two out of every three offenders released from Alaska correctional facilities return within three years. 

Regional Art Academy

Click to see a photo album of SHI's Regional Jinéit Art Academy Youth Program, which recently served youth in Craig, Juneau, Sitka, and Angoon.

Tináa Art Auction

Tickets are now available for SHI’s Tináa Art Auction on Sept. 29. Proceeds will build SHI’s new endowment to ensure art, language and education programs benefit future generations.

Tináa Art Auction
Alaska Native Art

SHI is holding its second Tináa Art Auction on Sept. 29, 2017, to raise funds for critical programs. Proceeds will build SHI’s new endowment to ensure art, language and education programs benefit future generations. Established Alaska Native artists and collectors who want to participate in the auction should contact SHI now. (Donate Art) (Be a Sponsor) (Volunteer) (Call for Models)

Tináa Art Auction
Call for Models

SHI is seeking female and male models to volunteer for its Native Fashion Show, which will be held during the Tináa Art Auction on Sept. 29. This is a volunteer opportunity and filling out the application does not guarantee your participation, as items submitted to the Native Fashion Show may not fit everyone. (Flyer)