Sealaska Heritage


In the news:
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.

SHI Releases
Formline Design Curriculum

Sealaska Heritage Institute has produced a curriculum and art kit for formline design—the basis of Northwest Coast art—and distributed it to schools in Southeast Alaska. The curriculum—Northwest Coast Formline Design: Definitions and Student Activities—is the culmination of SHI’s Jinéit Art Academy. Download Art Kit

Gumboot Camp

This August, we'™re sponsoring Gumboot Camp, a free preschool program in Juneau for incoming kindergartners. The camp is part of Baby Raven Reads, our culturally responsive kindergarten readiness program. Scheduled Aug. 10-14 at Harborview Elementary. Deadline extended to 7/27. Apply Age 4  Apply Age 5

In the News:
Teaching Formline

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.

Now Open

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.

in the news:
Sacred Objects for Sale

The country’s oldest theological school is selling off its Native art collection, and Sealaska Heritage Institute is asking the feds to investigate. Tlingit and Haida pieces are among the works–some of which might be sacred.