Two exhibits are currently on view at Sealaska Heritage.
Main gallery: Our Grandparents’ Names on the Land explores ancient place names and the innovative inventions that were used to catch halibut and salmon. It includes three sections: Native Voices on the Land; Salmon People; and Halibut, Attack the Hook! Offered on interactive platforms, all three sections offer a window into how Native people historically survived and thrived in the region, said SHI President Rosita Worl.
“Indigenous people have lived in Southeast Alaska for more than 10,000 years, and during that time, our people invented ingenious tools to catch salmon and halibut and to sustain fish populations. Our people also documented important places, including subsistence areas, through names,” Worl said. “Our goal is to share this knowledge with the public and to honor the ingenuity of our ancestors"...(more) (NewsStory)
Back gallery: Yéil Yádi - Raven Child highlights the work of Tlingit master artist Nathan Jackson, one of the most renowned and internationally recognized Tlingit artists of his generation. Curated by carver Steve Brown, the exhibit shows work from Jackson's earliest productions to his most recent, beginning from the early 1960s and spanning to the present day. It includes a digital display of his many totem poles all over the world. Jackson was recognized as a master traditional artist in 1995 by the National Endowment for the Arts, the nation's highest honor in traditional arts. He lives and works in Saxman, near Ketchikan, Alaska...(more)
- Admission: $5; $4 for seniors 65 and over. Children under age 7 admitted free
- Summer Hours: Open daily, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
- Address: Sealaska Heritage, 105 S. Steward Street Juneau, AK 99801
- Call for more information: (907) 586-9124