Sealaska Heritage

NEWS_Application period for Indigenous fashion show now open

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Dec. 17, 2021


Event to be held in conjunction with Celebration 2022

Sealaska Heritage Institute (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.

First held in 2016, the fashion show has quickly become one of the most popular features of Celebration, said SHI President Rosita Worl.

“The Indigenous Fashion Show is where our ancient practices and contemporary expressions of clothing and jewelry coalesce. It is very inspiring to see,” Worl said.

The deadline to apply is March 31. The show is scheduled June 9. Prior to the fashion show, SHI will host a model training workshop, dress rehearsals and fittings.

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: Kathy Dye, SHI Media Specialist, 907.321.4636,