SHI has released a statewide study on the current definition of “Alaska Native” and how the rule could affect future generations of Natives who want to hunt marine mammals for food or clothing and
To transform a hollowed-out log into a dugout canoe requires more than expert carving — it requires steam, and lots of it.
The Sealaska Heritage Institute has received a roughly $930,000 federal grant from the Administration for Native Americans to establish a three-year language revitalization program.
SHI has received a large federal grant to revitalize the languages of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian in four Southeast Alaska communities.
SHI through its Scholarship Committee has chosen a well-known language advocate and assistant professor of Alaska Native languages as the 2016 recipient of its annual Judson L.
SHI has released its first Tlingit apps for students who want to learn their Native language through mobile devices.
Sealaska Heritage has prevailed in a decades-long effort to list the sacred X’unáxi (Indian Point) in Juneau in the National Register of Historic Places, making it the first traditional cultural pr
To the beat of a deerskin drum and the tune of a Tlingit song, 16 teachers from several Alaskan communities danced into the University of Alaska Southeast classroom where they had spent the last tw
“Lingít tundatáani.” Loosely translated, the phrase means “Tlingit perspective” or “Tlingit world view.” Asked about the last three years in Sealaska Heritage Institute’s mentor-apprentice program,
Haida master weaver Delores Churchill recently donated an old woven basket to Sealaska Heritage that she acquired from a Ketchikan resident.
If you missed the weavers’ presentation during Celebration, the video is now online. Chilkat and Ravenstail weavers talked about their journey and the mistakes they’ve made along the way.
The year of the extraordinary, when we walked into a dream: Read SHI’s 2015 annual report and watch highlights from that incredible year. Video includes recap of Celebration 2016 highlights.
SHI currently is accepting applications for its artist-in-residence program at the Walter Soboleff Building in Juneau.
The first person to step onto the runway of Sealaska Heritage Institute’s inaugural Native Fashion show Friday night wasn’t a model or a designer, but a dancer, Kindeshaun Austin of Juneau.
If you missed our lecture by Judith Ramos, the video is now online.