SHI’s work shaped nation
Sealaska Heritage Institute’s work on the Tlingit language was chosen by a federal humanities agency as one of 50 projects in the country that has enriched and shaped American lives during the last half century.
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Art sale off
A Massachusetts college that planned to liquidate its Native art collection has called it off. The pieces are from 52 tribes, including Tlingit and Haida items that might be sacred. Now the country’s oldest theology school could get dinged with penalties as feds investigate.
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Glass Posts In!
How many people does it take to lift a 600-pound, six-foot Tlingit warrior? At least six. And if that warrior happens to be made of glass? As many as you can find. Last week in the clan house (Shuká Hít) of the Walter Soboleff Building, a small group of volunteers helped Tlingit artist Preston Singletary carefully move his latest art pieces.
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SHI President Rosita Worl stands over a table of photographs of ancestors in regalia, Alaska Native Brotherhood meetings and less formal gatherings–relaxing around a table for dinner. “Here look at this. ANB people and traditional leaders. Ooo, I see my grandmother over there!” she exclaims.