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.
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.
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)
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
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.
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.
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.
Walter Soboleff Day
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.
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)
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.
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)
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.
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.
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)
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)