Sealaska Heritage

CELEBRATION PROGRAMS

CELEBRATION PROGRAMS


The next celebration will be held June 8-11, 2022, in Juneau, Alaska. 

(Press Releases) (News Stories)


Sealaska Heritage will hold an in-person Celebration in Juneau from June 8-11 in 2022.

The trustees also chose the theme Celebration 2022: Celebrating 10,000 Years of Cultural Survival. Celebration 2022 will mark the 40th anniversary of the event, first held in 1982.

Celebration is one of the largest gatherings of Southeast Alaska Native peoples, drawing thousands of people, including more than 2,000 dancers. Celebration is also a financial boon for Juneau, according to research. A study by the McDowell Group in 2012 found that the economic impact of Celebration that year was $2 million.


Lead Dance Group

Celebration 2022 will feature two lead dance groups, both of Wrangell: Shx’at Kwáan (People Near the Mainland) and Kaasitlaan Dancers. 


Dance Groups

SHI is now inviting dance groups to apply to perform at Celebration. Application deadline: March 31, 2022. (Apply)


Toddler Regalia Review

SHI is accepting applications for its Toddler Regalia Review for children ages who are ages 2-5 years of age at the time of Celebration 2022, scheduled June 8-11. Application deadline: May 16, 2022. (Apply)


Indigenous Fashion Show

SHI is accepting applications for its biennial Indigenous Fashion Show, which will be held in conjunction with Celebration 2022, scheduled June 8-11 in Juneau. The show is open to Native American, First Nations, Indigenous and Alaska Native artists and designers. Preference will be given to high-fashion and haute couture pieces that display innovative use of traditional Indigenous styles and materials. Application deadline: March 31, 2022. (Apply)


Northwest Coast Juried Art Show and Competition

SHI is accepting applications for its biennial Northwest Coast Juried Art Show and Competition, which will be unveiled at Celebration 2022. Application deadline: Feb. 1, 2022. (Apply)


Juried Youth Art Exhibit

SHI is accepting applications for its biennial Juried Youth Art Exhibit, which will be unveiled at Celebration 2022. Application deadline: March 16, 2022. (Apply)


Native Artist Market

SHI is accepting applications for its Native Artist Market at Celebration 2022. Application deadline: May 15, 2022. (Apply)


Food Contests

SHI will hold food contests for best seaweed, seal oil, and dry fish during Celebration 2022. Prizes: First place: $1,000; Second place: $500; Third place: $250. Application deadline: May 16, 2022. (Apply)


Volunteers

SHI is recruiting volunteers to help with Celebration 2022. We have a variety of areas to choose from and people who donate a minimum of four hours get a free, one-day pass!  (Apply)


Send us a Selfie!

We want to see  you preparing for Celebration—whether rehearsing, sewing regalia, fundraising or anything else related to the event! Send photos to shinews@sealaska.com to be included in our biennial #RoadToCelebration social media campaign!. 


Press Releases

SHI announces winner of Celebration 2022 art contest  (12-28-21)
Three other entries also chosen to visually represent programs 

Application period for Indigenous fashion show now open  (12-17-21)
Event to be held in conjunction with Celebration 2022

SHI accepting applications for dance groups, associated events for Celebration 2022 (11-9-21)
Event to mark 40th anniversary of the festival

Sealaska Heritage sets dates for next Celebration  (4-22-21)
Theme to be “Celebration 2022: Celebrating 10,000 Years of Cultural Survival”


Stories on Celebration

Coming soon.


 
 
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