Sealaska Heritage


Childhood Trauma

The lecture “The Lifelong Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences” by Dr. Vincent J. Felitti, one of the world’s foremost experts on childhood trauma, is now online. Felitti spoke about research which found that humans convert childhood traumatic emotional experiences into organic disease later in life.

Family Event
Baby raven reads

SHI will sponsor a free event for Alaska Native families with children up to age 5 (including currently enrolled kindergartners) in honor of Elizabeth Peratrovich Day. The event is scheduled from 10:30-noon, Saturday, Feb. 20. Join us for storytelling, songs and other cultural and literacy activities.  (Flyer)

Byron Nicholai

Sealaska Heritage and the University of Alaska Southeast PITAAS program are sponsoring a performance by Byron Nicholai, who has gained national attention through his Facebook page “I Sing. You Dance.”  (Flyer)

Perpetuating Dugouts
Canoe Project

Sealaska Heritage is partnering with Sitka National Historic Park to make a full-size, Native canoe in an effort to preserve the ancient but endangered knowledge of making the traditional watercraft known as dugouts.

Youth Art Show

SHI is accepting applications for a new Juried Art Youth Exhibit to be held during Celebration 2016. Cash awards will be made to schools of the winners for art supplies to be used by schools or organizations for future instruction in Northwest Coast art.  (Application)

Job Opportunities

SHI is recruiting for three positions, including an operations assistant, Tlingit language speaker specialist, and research specialist.

Celebration 2016
Dance Group Application

SHI is accepting applications for dance groups that want to perform at Celebration 2016, scheduled June-8-11. All applications will be reviewed by SHI’s Celebration Committee, which will invite groups to perform based on the review. Approximately 50 groups are invited. Deadline to apply is March 31...(more) (Application)

Sealaska Scholarship

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SHI is accepting scholarship applications for the 2016-2017 school year. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2016. However, the institute is offering a $50 incentive to those who complete their scholarship application on or before Feb. 1 and who are accepted as scholarship recipients. (Application)


Juried Art Show

SHI  is accepting applications from artists who want to compete in its eighth biennial Juried Art Show and Competition, which will expand to include new divisions and a youth show. SHI will award prizes in five divisions. Application deadline: Feb. 17. (Application and Guidelines)