SHI TO SPONSOR LECTURE ON HERRING EGG DISTRIBUTION IN ALASKA
Event free, open to the public
Nov. 22, 2019
Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) will sponsor a lecture on herring—a cultural keystone species to Native peoples of Southeast Alaska—and the distribution of herring roe in the state.
The Distribution of Subsistence Herring Eggs from Sitka Sound, Alaska, authored by Thornton. In the book, Thornton recommends major changes to the way the State of Alaska manages the sac roe herring fishery in Sitka Sound and predicts dire outcomes for the ancient subsistence herring roe fishery located there, which supports people across the state and Pacific Northwest, if things do not change.
The lecture is scheduled from noon-1 pm, Tuesday, Nov. 26, at Sealaska Heritage’s Walter Soboleff Building, 105 S. Seward St. in Juneau. The lecture will be videotaped and put online shortly after the talk.
This program is provided under the Preparing Indigenous Teachers and Administrators for Alaska Schools (PITAAS) program and funded by the Alaska Native Education Program.
Sealaska Heritage Institute is a private nonprofit founded in 1980 to perpetuate and enhance Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian cultures of Southeast Alaska. Its goal is to promote cultural diversity and cross-cultural understanding through public services and events. SHI also conducts social scientific and public policy research that promotes Alaska Native arts, cultures, history and education statewide. The institute is governed by a Board of Trustees and guided by a Council of Traditional Scholars, a Native Artist Committee and a Southeast Regional Language Committee.
CONTACT: Amy Fletcher, SHI Media and Publications Director, 907.586.9116, firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo: Child holding herring eggs on boughs by Bethany Goodrich, courtesy of Sealaska Heritage Institute. For a high resolution image, contact email@example.com.