Voices on the Land
SHI is recruiting students entering grades 4-8 for its Summer Theater Intensive. Part of SHI’s Voices on the Land program, this performing arts intensive integrates traditional stories, song and dance. Learn storytelling techniques, script writing and the tools of the actor with a culminating performance in Shuká Hít (clan house) in the Walter Soboleff Building. (Register) (Flyer)
SHI is seeking contractors to serve as performing-teaching artists for its Voices on the Land program and four residential chaperones for its 2016 Math and Culture Academy.
SHI is seeking to hire a research specialist, retail sales associate, guest services assistant, and an HR/administrative director. The institute is also seeking to contract innovative, creative, qualified performing, teaching artists with an interest and training in the performing arts.
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, Dr. Caitlin Stern and Dr. Jessie Barker, are seeking as many participants as possible for the study, scheduled to take place in May and June. Participants will be paid and asked to take part in surveys and group activities.
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. Black seaweed - laak’ásk - has been a valuable food source for the Native people of Southeast Alaska for thousands of years. The deadline to register is June 9. (Register) (Flyer)
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. Soapberries are considered a rare treat among Native people and often are served at ceremonial gatherings. Deadline to register is June 8. (Register) (Flyer)
Native Fashion Show
SHI will sponsor a Native Fashion Show at the upcoming biennial Celebration in Juneau, in an effort to showcase and encourage the integration of Alaska Native art into high-fashion pieces. Open to all Alaska Native artists. Designers must apply to exhibit in the show by May 1. (Application) (Flyer)
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.