By Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska News—Tlingit battle helmets were designed to inspire fear. The thick, wooden head armor carried imagery of strong warriors, fierce animals or revered ancestors.
SHI will release five culturally-based children’s books that reflect the Native worldview on Dec. 10.
SHI's new exhibit, Alaska Native Masks: Art & Ceremony, will open to the public in May, 2017.
By Maria Dudzak, KRBD—Sealaska Heritage Institute has partnered with the Institute of American Indian Arts and the University of Alaska Southeast to provide enhanced and expanded Northwest Coast ar
By Clara Miller, Juneau Empire—Thirty-three Native American tribes had members who served as World War II code talkers, amounting between 400-500 men.
If you missed our event, Hunting in Wartime, the video is now online.
Sealaska Heritage Institute has entered into a three-way partnership with the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), and the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) to provide enhanced and expanded
By Mike Dunham, Alaska Dispatch News—At the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention in Fairbanks last month, Sealaska Heritage Institute presented a study addressing the possibility of changing the
By Sam DeGrave, Juneau Empire—It has been more than five decades since Fred Bennett and 27 other young men left Hoonah, headed for the jungles of Vietnam.
What makes a person Alaska Native?
SHI this month will open the Walter Soboleff Building to all second-grade students in Juneau as part of a national program to expose children to the arts.
If you missed our lecture by Dr. Theresa Arevgaq John, the video is now online. In her talk, John discusses Yup’ik ways of dancing and also the “little people” who populate her homeland.
African Ivory Ban Hurting Alaska Artists: A U.S.
SHI has published a book of old, rare and priceless photographs of Inupiat life in the early 20th century made by an Inupiat photographer and teacher.
SHI has released a statewide study on the current definition of “Alaska Native” and how the rule could affect future generations of Natives who want to hunt marine mammals for food or clothing