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Totems to be raised at Gajaa Hit in Juneau (9-22-14)
Community invited to attend

New cultural building to showcase dramatic masterpieces by Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian artists (9-15-14)

SHI to sponsor lecture on climate change, effect on Native cultures (9-10-14)

Foundation buys sacred object at Paris auction, donates to SHI (8-2-14)
Staff stunned by turn of events

Congressman Young continues to seek resolution for traditional Alaska Native artwork containing bird parts (7-23-14)
Young bill would recognize subsistence needs and allow sale of handicrafts

SHI to sponsor annual Latseen Hoop Camp (7-14-14)

Winners of Juried Art Competition announced (6-11-14)

Sealaska Heritage Institute releases children's book (6-9-14)
Author to do book signing, storytelling during Celebration

Celebration to kick off next week (6-5-14)

SHI to unveil pieces accepted for Juried Art Show (6-4-14)
Awards to be announced next week

SHI hires new art director (5-19-14)

SHI seeking teachers, artists for Jinéit Art Academy (4-14-14)
Teams to create formline teaching kits for schools

SHI to sponsor Latseen Leadership Academy (4-7-14)
Institute accepting applicatinos through May 16

SHI to sponsor lecture on new research on ancient herring populations (3-31-14)

SHI extends deadline for Juried Art Show and Competition (3-5-14)

SHI to sponsor Native Art Market (3-4-14)

SHI accepting applications for juried art competition (2-19-14)
New category for 2D formline design added

SHI chooses mentor-apprentice teams to revitalize Tlingit language (1-21-14)
Institute to train teams in Juneau this week

SHI to sponsor skin-sewing workshops in five communities (1-14-14)
Program headed to Anchorage for first time

SHI accepting applications for college, voc-tech scholarships (12-31-13)
Institute offering cash incentive to early birds

SHI to sponsor workshop on formline in Anchorage (12-19-13)
Workshop result of demand from Anchorage shareholders

SHI's first art auction attracts huge names in Northwest Coast art (12-17-13)
Tickets, table sponsorships now available for event

SHI to sponsor lectures for Native American Heritage Month (10-29-13)
November series will focus on spirituality

Doyon makes award for Walter Soboleff Center (10-26-13)

SHI awarded $454,828 grant toward revitalizing the Tlingit language (9-12-13)

Collector buys, donates old Haida hat to SHI (9-2-13)

SHI chooses artists to carve totem poles, screen (8-26-13)

SHI to hold public viewing at Santa Fe Indian Market (8-6-13)
Alaska Native ethnographic collection to be displayed, explained

SHI to break ground on the Walter Soboleff Center Thursday (7-31-13)

National cruise foundation makes award for Soboleff center (7-29-13)

SHI awarded grants to commission new totem poles, screen in Juneau (7-24-13)
Institute accepting proposals from Native artists

SHI to break ground on Walter Soboleff Center (7-17-13)

SHI hires general contractor to build Walter Soboleff Center (7-1-13)
Project to break ground in July

Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation grants SHI $75,000 for Walter Soboleff Center (6-13-13)

SHI to sponsor math and culture academy (6-12-13)
Students will learn math through Native art

SHI to showcase Northwest Coast masterpieces at first art auction (5-28-13)
Program effort to make Juneau center for Northwest Coast art

Artplace makes award to fund Walter Soboleff Center, art (5-20-13)

Individuals, club make significant donations to center (5-7-13)

SHI to sponsor Native artist market (4-29-13)
Tables available for reservation now

SHI to sponsor Latseen Leadership Academy (4-8-13)
Institute accepting applications through May 3

Murdock makes award to fund Walter Soboleff Center (4-2-13)

SHI to sponsor skin-sewing workshops (3-1-13)
First class scheduled next week

Rasmuson awards grant for media equipment to SHI (2-25-13)

SHI a finalist for extremely competitive ArtPlace grant (1-17-13)

SHI to hold formline workshops regionwide (1-8-13)

SHI accepting applications for college, voc-tech scholarships (1-7-13)
Institute offering cash incentive to early birds

SHI to sponsor lectures for Native American Heritage Month (11-5-12)
Series will focus on Native art

AFN calls for change in law to allow use of feathers in Native art (10-22-12)

Tlingit artist tells cautionary tale about use of feathers in art (10-15-12)
SHI to work with Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) to address matter this week

SHI awarded $825,660 grant to fund leadership academies in region (10-8-12)

SHI awarded $4.5 million in grants for educational programs, Walter Soboleff Center (9-27-12)

Radio station donates archival recordings to SHI (9-26-12)
Audio reels document the community of Wrangell

SHI releases curriculum on Alaska Native history, land claims (9-24-12)

SHI awarded two grants to perpetuate, interpret Native arts (9-11-12)

SHI to feature Git Hoan Dancers, Native art and cultures, at Santa Fe Indian Market (8-13-12)

Amos Wallace collection donated to SHI, Walter Soboleff Center (7-10-12)
Collection includes hundreds of formline drawings made by master carver

SHI, Tlingit Haida Housing, to enter partnership to replace totems, refurbish screen (6-21-12)
Project to be funded in part by grant from Juneau Community Foundation

New study puts economic impact of Celebration 2012 at $2 million (6-14-12)
Event brought $1.1 million in new dollars to Juneau

Winners of soapberry, seaweed contests announced (6-9-12)

Winners of Juried Art Competition announced (6-6-12)

SHI to sponsor DNA research during Celebration (6-5-12)

Winners of Juried Art Competition to be announced  (6-1-12)

Celebration to kick off next week (6-1-12)
Native Artist Market to move to Sealaska Plaza

Sealaska Heritage Institute awards $410,000 in scholarships (5-21-12)
Third ever Judson Brown scholarship given to student pursuing master's

Worl to receive honorary doctorate from University of Alaska Anchorage (5-2-12)

SHI launches Box of Knowledge occasional papers (4-19-12)

SHI to co-sponsor drum and dance gathering and Native artist market (4-18-12)

SHI signs William G. Demmert MOA with Juneau School District, University of Alaska Southeast (4-13-12) (Soundbites)
First joint project scheduled in August

SHI publishes landmark atlas documenting Tlingit, Haida place names (4-5-12) (Soundbites)
Book called the new benchmark against which all future work will be measured

SHI awarded grant for art program to teach formline (3-30-12) (Soundbites)
Grant includes instruction for K-12 art teachers

SHI to sponsor Latseen Leadership Academy (2-29-12)

SHI accepting applications for Juried Art Competition (2-8-12) (Soundbites)

Scholar donates archives on Hydaburg, Haida to SHI (1-12-12) (Soundbites)

SHI accepting applications for college, voc tech scholarships (1-3-12)
Institute offering cash incentive to early birds

SHI to sponsor lecture series for Native American Heritage Month (10-24-11) (Soundbites)
Series will focus on ANCSA

AFN names Worl Citizen of the Year (10-21-11) (Soundbites)
Award is AFN's highest honor

SHI receives grant to study historic Tlingit recordings (10-18-11) (Soundbites)
Oldest recordings date to early 1900s

SHI to sponsor lecture on totem parks of Southeast Alaska (9-9-11)
Speaker to screen rediscovered 1949 newsreel about the parks

Alaska groups to showcase Native art, cultures in Santa Fe (8-9-11) (Radio Actualities)
Groups hope to replicate huge art market in Alaska, broaden Alaska art market

Tlingit alphabet cards, interactive tool, CD released (7-20-11) (Radio Actualities)

SHI joins new internship program to foster more Native archivists (6-17-11) (Radio Actualities)

SHI awards $447,000 in Sealaska scholarships (5-25-11)

Eight objects to come home to Hoonah clan (2-7-11)

SHI acquires rare cedar-bark Haida mat, halibut hooks (1-21-11) (Radio Actualities)

SHI accepting applications for college, voc-tech scholarships (1-4-11)
Institute debutes new online application and gets donation from AT&T

SHI to sponsor guitar jam, Native art market (12-14-10)

Anonymous donor gives stunning collection of Native objects to SHI (11-23-10) (Radio Actualities)

Federal advisory panel on repatriation rules in favor of Southeast clans (11-19-10)

SHI to sponsor lectures, dance performances, art market for Native American Heritage Month (10-11-10) (Radio Actualities)

SHI receives major donation of recordings of Native Elders, leaders (09-20-10) (Radio Actualities)

Historical audio recordings donated to SHI (06-18-10) (Radio Actualities)

Winners of soapberry, seaweed contests announced (06-04-10) (Radio Actualities) (CORRECTED)

Winners of Juried Art Competition Announced (06-02-10) (Radio Actualities)

Celebration 2010 to kick off next week (05-27-10) (Radio Actualities) (Schedule)

Juried art competition winners to be announced (05-27-10)

SHI releases landmark dictionaries for Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian (05-25-10) (Radio Actualities)
First-Ever Alaskan Haida Phrasebook Also Released

Sealaska Heritage Institute Awards $356,000 in Scholarships (04-26-10)

Eagle totem to be raised at University of Alaska Southeast (04-12-10) (Radio Actualities) (Video)
Eagle to balance Raven totem

Old Tlingit tool found in Juneau donated to Sealaska Heritage Institute (04-08-10) (Video)
Piece may have been used to split wood (Radio Actualities)

Old audio and visual recordings digitized (04-05-10) (Radio Actualities)

Thirty-three cultural objects repatriated (03-30-10) (Radio Actualities)

SHI releases unique carving book series to perpetuate Native art (01-06-10)

SHI Accepting Applications for College, Voc-Tech Scholarships (12-28-09)

SHI Releases Book Series on Language Development (12-14-09) (Radio Actualities)

SHI to Sponsor Lecture Series for Native American Month (10-27-09 (Schedule)

Two Historical Photo Collections Acquired by SHI (07-09-09) (Radio Actualities)
(Brian Wallace Collection) (Richard Wood Collection)

Unique Haida Curriculum Series Distributed (06-24-09) (Radio Actualities)
Series Includes Haida Audio CDs

Artists Chosen to Carve Eagle Totem Pole for SHI, University (05-06-09) (Radio Actualities)

SHI Awards $446,000 in Scholarships (04-20-09)

SHI Accepting Applications for Latseen Leadership Training (03-06-09)

SHI Accepting Applications for College, Voc-Tech Scholarships (02-16-09)

Sealaska Heritage Institute's archival collections, books, go online (Radio Actualities)

Preliminary results: no link yet to ancient human remains   (12-18-08) (Radio Actualities)
More research needed to find living descendants of Shuká Kaa in Southeast Alaska

The Before Columbus Foundation announces winners of the twenty-eighth annual American Book Awards (12-17-08)

Humanities Award Recipients and Alaska History Teacher of the Year Named (10-22-08) (Photo)

SHI Awarded Grant to Post Catalogs of Holdings Online (09-18-08) (Radio Actualities) (Photo)

Worl 13TH Recipient Ever to Win Prestigious Award (08-26-08) (Photo)

SHI Opens Research Facility for General Public, Scholars (07-16-08) (Radio Actualities) (Photo)

SHI Receives Grant to Tell Story of Statehood From Native Perspective (07-02-08) (Radio Actualities)

DNA Links Juneau Woman to Ancient Man (06-16-08) (Radio Actualities)

SHI to Offer Summer Hoop Camps, Leadership Training (06-13-08) (Radio Actualities)

Winners of First Soapberry Contest, Seaweed Throwdown Announced (06-07-08) (Radio Actualities)

SHI Releases First Photo Book of Celebration (05-30-08) (Radio Actualities) (Photo) (Read a Review)

Celebration to Kick Off Next Week (05-30-08) (Radio Actualities)

SHI To Sponsor DNA Tests to Find Descendants of 10,300 Year Old Man (05-22-08) (Background)
Remains of ancient man are the oldest ever found in Alaska and Canada

SHI Releases Major Book on Historic Tlingit, Russian Battles (05-19-08) (Radio Actualities)
Book based on never-before published Tlingit recordings

DNA Links Native Alaskans to Ancient Man Found in Glacier (05-02-08) (Radio Actualities)
Juneau Man Among First of Alaskans to be Notified

SHI Awards $530,000 in Scholarships (04-23-08) (Radio Actualities)
First Judson L. Brown Leadership Award Given

Sealaska Heritage Posts Historical Soboleff Documents on Web (02-04-08) (Radio Actualities)
Papers document 76 years of Alaska Native Brotherhood, land claims struggle

Historical Photo Collection Donated to SHI (01-14-08) (Radio Actualities) (Photos)
Images document work on Chief Shakes Tribal House, totem restoration

First Web-Based Native Language Class to Debut (01-11-08)

SHI Accepting Applications for College, Voc-Tec Scholarships (01-03-08)

Juneau Man Donates Ancient Stone Objects to SHI (12-26-07) (Radio Actualities) (Photos)

SHI Launches First Blog (12-06-07) (Radio Actualities)
Blog to explore archives, Native history, heritage

Ancient Human Remains Returned to Tlingit Tribes (10-18-07)

SHI Artist Carves Canoe Bound for Smithsonian (08-22-07) (Radio Actualities)
Project to be broadcast live on the Internet

SHI Holds First Ever Tlingit Language Basketball Camps  (07-27-07)

Unique Tlingit Curriculum Series Distributed, Posted Online (07-03-07) (Radio Actualities)

SHI to Hold 3rd Annual Leadership Camp (06-07-07) (Radio Actualities)

Virtual Field Trip to Broadcast Live From Juneau (05-02-07) (Website)

SHI Gets Grant to Produce 90 Hours of Native Narratives (02-28-07) (Radio Actualities)

SHI Accepting Applications for College, Voc-Tech Scholarships (12-28-06)

SHI Sets Dates for Celebration 2008 (09-29-06)

SHI Awarded Grant to Document Native Languages (08-02-06)

SHI Releases Sneaky Sounds  (06-19-06)

Williams Takes Top Prize in Black Seaweed Contest (06-02-06) (Radio Actuality)

Winners of Sealaska Juried Art Show Announced (06-01-06) (Radio Actualities)

Black Seaweed Connoisseurs to Compete for Prizes
(05-26-06) (Radio Actualities)

Winners of Sealaska Juried Art Competition to be Announced
(05-26-06) (Radio Actualities)

Celebration 2006 to Kick Off Next Week
(05-26-06) (Radio Actualities)

SHI to Release Video About Discovery of Ancient Remains (05-24-06) (Photo)

McNeils Endow New Scholarship Fund in Honor of Tlingit Leader  (05-03-06) (Radio Actualities) (Photo)

SHI to Co-Host Symposium, Dinner for Alaska and Canada Haidas  (05-02-06)

SHI Teaches Tlingit Through Interactive Flash Movies (04-14-06)

SHI Hires Celebration Coordinator  (02-14-06)

SHI Posts Collection of Historical Photos Online (11-29-05)

SHI Receives Grant to Digitize Historical Documents (10-18-05)

SHI to Co-Sponsor Free Haida Classes (10-11-05)

Old Tunic Makes Stop in Juneau on Way Home (10-06-05) (Radio Actuality)

Old Chilkat Tunic to be Repatriated to Klukwan (09-27-05) (Radio Actuality)

SHI Hosts Webcast of Totem Project (08-11-05) (Radio Actualities)

SHI Awarded Grant to Establish Dispute Resolution Process for Repatriation (08-03-05) (Radio Actualities)

SHI Publishes Tlingit Phrasebook and CD (07-21-05) (Radio Actualities)

SHI Awarded Grant to Document Human Migration Ancient History (06-24-05) (Radio Actuality)

SHI Releases Summer Native Language Program Schedule (06-15-05) (Radio Actuality)

SHI Co-Publishes Master Reference for Haida Language (06-13-05) (Radio Actuality)

SHI to Sponsor Chilkat Design Class (06-06-05) (Application)

SHI Awarded Tlingit Language Grant (05-11-05)

Alaska Native Elders go to Washington for Collections Project (04-28-05) (Photos)

SHI to Host Celebration for Haida Language Students (04-14-05)

SHI to Host Juneau Reception for Tlingit Author (03-21-05)

Celebration 2006 to be Held in Juneau June 1-3 (03-09-05) (Radio Actualities)

Acclaimed Art Expert Heading to Hoonah (02-23-05) (Radio Actualities)

Sealaska Heritage Publishes Tlingit Story Book (12-06-04)

Sealaska Heritage to Explore Other Venues for Celebration (12-01-04) (Radio Actualities)

Sacred Site Nominated for National Register Gets State Nod (11-18-04)

Sealaska Heritage Author Receives Award for Literature (11-08-04)  (Photo)

Sealaska Heritage Launches Language Resources Project (11-03-04)

Sealaska Heritage Receives Award for Language Program (10-18-04)

Sealaska Heritage Receives Native Curriculum Grant (07-30-04) (Radio Actuality)

Scientists to Speak About Long Ago Person Found (07-30-04)

Sealaska Heritage to Offer Tlingit Immersion Retreats (07-26-04)

Sealaska Heritage to Offer Language Workshop in Juneau (07-16-04)  

Sealaska Heritage Receives Clan Hat Grant  (07-01-04) (Radio Actuality)

Kake Sisters Claim Top Awards for Savory Seaweed (06-04-04)

Winners of Sealaska Juried Art Competition Announced (06-02-04)

Sealaska Heritage to Sponsor Native Education Forums (05-31-04)

Sealaska Heritage to Offer Sitka Language Immersion Retreat (05-28-04)

Celebration to Kick Off Thursday to Anticipated Record Crowd (05-27-04)

Winners of Sealaska Juried Art Competition to be Announced (05-27-04)

Seaweed Aficiondos to Compete for Prizes (05-27-04)

Sealaska Heritage Institute to Hold Meeting for Celebration Volunteers (04-06-04)

Sealaska Heritage Institute Opens Ketchikan Office (10-16-03) (Radio Story by Deanna Garrison, KRBD-FM)

Sealaska Heritage Institute Launches New Native Art Website (10-16-03) (Radio Actuality)

Sealaska Heritage Institute Awarded $1.4 Million Grant for Haida Language Immersion (10-01-03) (Radio Actuality 1; Radio Actuality 2)

Sealaska Heritage Institute Awarded Grant to Digitize Historical Photos (09-25-03)

Sealaska Heritage Institute Awarded Native Arts Grant (09-17-03)
(Radio Actuality 1; Radio Actuality 2)

Sealaska Heritage Institute to Offer Immersion Retreat (09-03-03)

Educator to Speak About Overcoming Struggles of New Zealand Indigenous Population (08-18-03) (Radio Actuality)

Linguist to Speak About Historic Chinook Language (07-07-03)

Worl, Rosie O'Donnell, Receive National Award (06-19-03)

Sealaska Heritage to Offer Native Language Class in Ketchikan (05-09-03)

SHI Awards More Than $1 Million in Scholarships (04-28-03)

New Tsimshian Language Materials Now Available (03-14-03)

SHI Offers Scholarships for Expanded Native Language Program (02-21-03)

Sealaska Scholarship Application Deadline to Close Friday (02-21-03)

Juneau Resident To Receive Award From Queen Elizabeth II (01-23-03)

Sealaska Scholarship Applications Now Available (01-14-03)

Scientist to Speak on Southeast Cave Findings (12-10-02)

Sealaska Heritage Institute to Hold Southeast Repatriation Conference (11-27-02)

Sealaska Heritage Institute to Kick Off New Lecture Series in Juneau (11-06-02)

Sealaska Heritage Institute Sets Dates for Celebration 2004 (10-10-02)

SHI Awarded $864,000 Grant for Tlingit Language Immersion (10-09-02)

Independent Evaluator Finds Tlingit Class is Working (10-02-02)

Sealaska Heritage Institute Awarded Language Grant (09-16-02)

Sealaska Heritage Institute to Offer Language Workshop (07-24-02)

Oregon Man Donates Ancient Native Cultural Objects to SHI (07-18-02) (Photos)

Kato Takes Top Award for Black Seaweed (06-08-02)

Celebration to Kick Off Thursday (06-04-02)

Chilkat Weaver to Demonstrate Technique (06-03-02)

Worl Honored by International Human Rights Group (05-21-02)

Winners of Sealaska Juried Art Show Announced (05-07-02)

Researcher to Study Horn Spoon Collection (03-07-02) (Photos)

Alaska One to Broadcast Celebration Documentary (03-06-02)

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