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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. 

BABY RAVEN READS
BACK TO SCHOOL EVENT

Sealaska Heritage will host a back-to-school event for kids ages 3-5 on Saturday Aug. 26 from 10:30-11:30 am at the Walter Soboleff Building, as part of Baby Raven Reads, a program that promotes pre-literacy, language development, and school readiness. SHI will distribute 50 Baby Raven backpacks, books, posters, and other book-related items.

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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.

Careers
Job Opportunities

SHI is recruiting 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. Click the link to see full job descriptions and how to apply.

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WHEN PASSIONS RISE

When our sacred items go up for auction, we walk a fine line in our effort to get them back. If the public hears our outcry—that sometimes backfires, as buyers may perceive an item to be more valuable if a tribe says it is sacred ... Another issue is that our passion to get our objects back can sometimes turn off sellers or even make them afraid of us. 

Performance
A Tribe Called Red

SHI in partnership with 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. (Flyer)

Tináa Art Auction
TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE

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.

IN THE NEWS:
TEEN SENDS ROBE HOME

By Tamara Ikenberg, Alaska Dispatch News—When Sara Jacobsen, 19, saw a Chilkat robe in her high school art history textbook similar to the robe hanging in her family's dining room, the Seattle teen launched her own repatriation campaign ... Sealaska Heritage Institute is the beneficiary of Sarah's power of persuasion.

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A TALK ABOUT ART

Roundtable: A discussion about art with some of our most renowned Alaska Native Artists: In conjunction with Sealaska Heritage’s first statewide exhibit, Alaska Native Masks: Art & Ceremony, SHI invited nine artists who had loaned masks and whose work is featured in the exhibit to discuss some of the main themes explored in the show and broader topics related to their work as artists.

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
VOLUNTEER

SHI is seeking volunteers for its Tináa Art Auction in Juneau on Sept. 29.  Volunteers are critical to making this event run smoothly and to help showcase the art in its best light. All persons wishing to volunteer need to register ahead of the event. The deadline to apply is Sept. 1. Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the art auction!

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)

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