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lecture
ancient fish weir

SHI will sponsor a lecture on Dec. 13 to delve more deeply into the discovery of an ancient, submerged stone weir, which was found near Prince of Wales Island this year through a partnership between a team of scientists and SHI. Archaeologist Dr. Kelly Monteleone will expound upon the oldest stone weir ever found in the world. 

Celebration 1994
Video now online

has digitized and posted online video of Celebration 1994. Celebration is a dance-and-culture festival first held by SHI in 1982 that has grown into the world’s largest gathering of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people. With more than 35 dance groups, Celebration 1994 was the largest event since it began in 1982.

Internship
Art studies

SHI is offering a summer 2023 semester paid internship to art students who are pursuing an arts and science degree, preferably with a focus on Northwest Coast or Alaska Native arts through studio arts, performing arts and technology, or creative writing. (Flyer)

Internship
Museum studies

SHI is offering two summer 2023 semester paid internships to undergraduate and graduate students at SHI in Juneau and the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Interns will gain hands-on experience with cataloging museum collections, object storage management, and exhibition planning, research, and installation. (Flyer)

 

Voices on the Land
Performing arts workshop

SHI, in partnership with Perseverance Theatre, will sponsor a free Voices on the Land performing arts workshop for students in grades 4-8 from Jan. 2-6. Lunch and transportation included. All are welcome to apply. (Flyer)

Scholarships
art, museum studies

SHI is offering scholarships to students majoring in art and museum studies under a program operated in partnership with the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) and the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in New Mexico. The program offers $1,000 to $5,000 per scholarship recipient.

baby raven reads
anchorage expansion

SHI is expanding its award-winning early literacy program, Baby Raven Reads, to Anchorage through a partnership with the Alaska Native Heritage Center (ANHC). Through the expansion, SHI and ANHC will offer the program for one year to Alaska Native families with children ages 5 and under in Anchorage.

ANGOON WORKSHOP
Tináa making

Sealaska Heritage will sponsor a class in Angoon with Tlingit artist Donald Gregory on how to make copper tináas, an ancient symbol of wealth. Students will learn how to make one tináa pendant and a pair of matching tináa earrings. Space is limited. (Flyer)

Careers
Job OpportunitIES

Sealaska Heritage Institute is going through a significant expansion, so we have a lot of new openings. If you have ever thought about working at SHI, now is the time to apply! We also have contractor positions open.

Lecture
T’akdeintaan clan history

SHI sponsored a lecture on the history of the T’aḵdeintaan clan. The lecture was given by Tlingit Ken Kaax̱ḵaatuklag̱é Grant, who is the spokesperson for the clan and the chair of SHI’s Council of Traditional Scholars...(more)

Celebration 1992
Video now online

SHI has digitized and posted online video of Celebration 1992. Celebration is a dance-and-culture festival first held by SHI in 1982 that has grown into the world’s largest gathering of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people. With more than 30 dance groups, Celebration 1992 was the largest event since it began in 1982.

ANCHORAGE WORKSHOP
How to make moccasins

SHI will sponsor a class on how to make moccasins with Tlingit teacher Carmaleeda Estrada in Anchorage from Dec. 2-5. Fee of $75 includes all supplies needed to make one pair of elk hide moccasins per participant. No experience necessary.  (Flyer)

Scholarships
Art, museum studies

SHI is offering spring 2023 scholarships to undergraduate or graduate students who are pursuing arts and science degrees with a focus in studio arts, performing arts, cinematic arts and technology, or creative writing or degrees in museum studies. (Flyer)

Walter Soboleff Day
Panel discussion

SHI sponsored a panel discussion on the painful closure 60 years ago of a church ministered by the late Tlingit spiritual leader Walter Kaajaakwtí Soboleff and the church’s recent efforts to atone for that decision. The discussion was led by the Norther Light Presbyterian Church’s Native Ministries Committee, which formed to probe for reasons why the church was closed.

HAINES CLASS
Basket weaving

SHI, partnership with Chilkoot Indian Association of Haines, will sponsor an in-person, beginning class on how to weave Northwest Coast baskets taught by Aanutein Debbie Head. Anyone with proof of Covid vaccination is eligible to apply. Application deadline: Nov. 18. (Flyer)

 

 

JUNEAU CLASS
Basket weaving

We still have space in our in-person, beginning class on how to weave Northwest Coast baskets with Aanutein Debbie Head at the Sealaska Heritage Arts Campus. SHIwill cover the $150 supply fee, students pay only $25 registration . (Flyer)

STEAM OPPORTUNITIES
Hosts, mentors, students

Are you an adult who works in a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) career field? Are you a student who cares about the natural world, enjoys spending time outside, and loves making things? SHI is seeking STEAM hosts, mentors, students and interns for 2023.

JUNEAU WORKSHOP
Mask making

SHI  has extended the application deadline and class dates for its class on how to carve Tlingit masks with Tlingit teacher Mick Beasley. New dates are Nov. 12-Dec. 10, and new application deadline is Nov 11. Previous carving and formline design experience is required. (Flyer)

Blog Post
In the Boat & On the Shore

A culminating celebration for the Haa Yoo X’atángi Deiyí: Our Language Pathways program inspires hope and a bright outlook for the future of language revitalization efforts throughout Southeast Alaska. 

HOONAH WORKSHOP
Tináa making

SHI will sponsor a class with Tlingit artist Donald Gregory on how to make copper tináas, an ancient symbol of wealth. Students will learn how to make one tináa pendant and a pair of matching tináa earrings. Space is limited. Open until filled. (Flyer)

Any Given Child
SHI to open doors

SHI next week will open its building to all second-grade students in the Juneau School District as part of a national program to provide experiences and learning in the arts to all children. The excursion is part of a national movement to create equitable access to arts education programs and resources for K-8 students. 

PETERSBURG CLASS
skin sewing

SHI, in partnership with Petersburg Indian Association, will sponsor an in-person, hand skin-sewing workshop in Petersburg with teacher Louise Kadinger from Nov. 17-20. Space is limited. $100 fee covers a sea otter hide at a $350 value, as well as patterns, supplies, and instruction. Application deadline: Nov. 14. (Flyer)

ANCHORAGE WORKSHOP
learn to sew skins

SHI in partnership with the Alaska Native Heritage Center, will sponsor an in-person, hand skin-sewing workshop in Anchorage teachers Louise Kadinger and Bobby Itta from Nov. 10-13. Space is limited. $100 fee covers a sea otter hide at a $350 value, as well as patterns, supplies, and instruction. (Flyer)

JUNEAU WORKSHOP
Copper Engraving

SHI will sponsor a class on how to engrave copper with teacher Abel Ryan from Nov. 13, 23. $50 fee covers all supplies and instruction. Space is limited. Application deadline: Nov. 7. (Flyer)

 

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