Sealaska Heritage


Tlingit Language

SHI will continually update its Tlingit language podcast, which is featured in our "Learning Tlingit" app and online. The podcast currently includes 26 episodes that cover a wide range of topics in audio (.mp3) or video (.mp4) formats. Get the "Learning Tlingit" app: iOS // Android.

Stolen at.óow

Clans sometimes unfortunately have to grapple with theft of their at.óowu and regalia. Because of this, Sealaska Heritage has compiled guidelines and resources for protecting clan at.óowu as a service.

Job Opportunities

SHI has new openings for seasonal retail/guest services associates to work in the Sealaska Heritage Store and Walter Soboleff Building from May-September. SHI also is recruiting for a grant writer to write grant proposals and provide logistical support for program and project development activities.

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2017 Education Programs

SHI is accepting applications for five educational and cultural programs this summer, including a leadership academy, running camp and hoop camp. Click here to see all education programs. (Education Events) (All Upcoming Events)

In the news:
Miss Alaska USA, SHI

By Kevin Gullufsen, Juneau Empire—Miss Alaska 2017 talks Tlingit heritage and digital entrepreneurship: For 27-year-old Alyssa London, Miss USA competition is a chance to bring Alaska Native culture to national audience.

Miss Alaska USA 2017
SHI Cultural Ambassador

Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) has named the new Miss Alaska USA 2017, Alyssa London, as a cultural ambassador in an effort to further its mission to perpetuate and enhance Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian cultures and to promote cross-cultural understanding.


Carved and painted bentwood chest by David A. Boxley, who donated it to the 2014 Tináa Art Auction. Photo by Steve Quinn

SHI will showcase contemporary masterpieces of Northwest Coast art at its second art auction in an effort to perpetuate critical programs such as Native language revitalization and workshops on endangered Native art forms.

Tlingit Valentine
Terms of Endearment

Learn Tlingit terms of endearment from this resource compiled by Roby Littlefield and many students and speakers over a period of six years. (Tlingit Valentine Phrases)

Events & Opportunities
2017 Schedule of Events

2017 Calendar of Events

SHI is offering a lot of upcoming events and opportunities, including Native art classes, Baby Raven events and summer camps for youth. Download our 2017 schedule of events for more information.


Third grade students in all six Juneau elementary schools will be broadening their understanding of regional history over the coming weeks through an art-based lesson plan designed to accompany district curriculum. Teachers are breaking new ground, said SHI President Rosita Worl.

Artists Wanted

SHI and the Sealaska Heritage Store are 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. First Friday events occur from 4:30-8:00 pm.

Bronze Post Project
Artists Chosen

SHI has chosen three emerging, master Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian artists to carve three cedar house posts that will be cast into bronze. Haida artist TJ Young, Tlingit artist Stephen Jackson and Tsimshian artist Mike Dangeli will create the carvings, which will be prominently and publicly displayed in front of the Walter Soboleff Building.