Sealaska Heritage


Tlingit Language
SHI releases apps

SHI has released its first Tlingit apps for students who want to learn their Native language through mobile devices. The programs include an app with more than three hundred Tlingit words, phrases and sounds and an app that teaches the Tlingit words for ocean animals and birds through interactive games. (Learning Tlingit App: iOS  Android) (Tlingit Language Games App: iOS  Android)

Job Opportunities

SHI is recruiting for a project coordinator to help manage a language program and an education administrative assistant to provide administrative support to the Education Department staff and programs.

Join Us
First Friday

Come into the clan house this First Friday to listen to an audio play of Am’ala, the Strong Man, depicted in the house front by Tsimshian artists David A. and David R. Boxley. Then register to win your own piece of Boxley art in the Sealaska Heritage Store. Free admission from 4:30 to 8 includes access to the gallery and artist demonstrations. (Flyer)

Indian Point
listed as historic place

Sealaska Heritage has prevailed in a decades-long effort to list the sacred X’unáxi (Indian Point) in Juneau in the National Register of Historic Places, making it the first traditional cultural property in Southeast Alaska to be placed on the register.

in the news:
basic art institute

To the beat of a deerskin drum and the tune of a Tlingit song, 16 teachers from several Alaskan communities danced into the University of Alaska Southeast classroom where they had spent the last two weeks. It was Thursday night, and the teachers — hailing from Juneau, Ketchikan and Kodiak — were both performing and celebrating...

In the news:
Tlingit immersion

“Lingít tundatáani.” Loosely translated, the phrase means “Tlingit perspective” or “Tlingit world view.” Asked about the last three years in Sealaska Heritage Institute’s mentor-apprentice program, Hans Chester (Naakil.aan) of Juneau said that’s what the program has given him. Yakutat apprentice Devlin Anderstrom (Shagaaw Éesh) said the same.

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.

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)

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

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,