Sealaska Heritage


Baby Raven Reads
New Books Released

SHI has released the first three of eighteen culturally-based children’s books that reflect the Native worldview. The books are part of the institute’s Baby Raven Reads, a program for Alaska Native families with children up to age 5 that promotes language development and school readiness.

Contractor Opportunities

SHI is seeking contractors to serve as a teaching artist for theater, artist assistants and an art teacher plus residential chaperones for its Latseen Leadership Academy.

In the news:
Art training in prison

Sealaska Heritage Institute has sponsored art classes in the Juneau prison as funding allows, including two multi-day art workshops with formline design artist David A. Boxley and carver Wayne Price at Lemon Creek Correctional Center last year.

Celebration 2016
Soapberry contest

Sealaska Heritage will sponsor a contest for the best soapberries, a traditional food, during Celebration 2016. Three top winners will be chosen and awarded prizes of $500, $250 and $100. Deadline to register is June 8. (Register) (Flyer)

NEA Our Town grant
Art workshops funded

SHI is one of 64 organizations in the nation to be approved for an arts award given by the National Endowment for the Arts Our Town program. SHI will use the $100,000 award to hire master artists to teach Native art classes for prison inmates and low-income individuals.

needs assessment

Sealaska Heritage is conducting three short surveys to better serve the interests and needs of the Alaska Native community. Everything you share with us will remain anonymous. Please click the link below to fill out one of the surveys.

in the news:
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The Sealaska Heritage Institute is a non-profit group whose mission is to promote and share Southeast Alaskan Native culture. The organization provides exhibits, educational opportunities and programs for locals and visitors.

Job Opportunities

SHI is seeking to hire a research specialist, retail sales associate, guest services assistant, and an HR/administrative director.

Celebration 2016
Volunteers Needed

SHI is recruiting volunteers for Celebration. We rely on volunteers to make Celebration happen. We need about 200 volunteers to donate a minimum of four hours in exchange for a free, one-day pass and a free t-shirt.  (Application)  (Flyer)

Visiting Scholars Study
Alaska Native Identity

SHI will host two visiting scholars who will be conducting a study of how Alaska Natives think about their cultural identity. The scholars are seeking as many participants as possible for the study. Participants will be paid and asked to take part in surveys and group activities.

Celebration 2016
Seaweed Contest

Sealaska Heritage will sponsor a contest for the best black seaweed, a traditional food, during Celebration 2016. Three top winners will be chosen and awarded prizes of $500, $250 and $100. The deadline to register is June 9. (Register) (Flyer)

Upcoming events
Summer schedule out

Our 2016 schedule for educational programs is out and includes a slew of opportunities—from a hoop camp where students learn basketball basics and Native languages to a math and culture academy and a leadership academy in Angoon.  (Flyer)  (Register)