Last month, I visited the Metlakatla First Nation in British Columbia to continue a project we developed investigating how a marine-based diet has shaped the composition of the oral microbiome in t
Traditional games athlete and coach Kyle Worl is one of two Alaskans chosen for the state’s “Champions for Kids” award this year. Worl, along with fellow awardee Kevin Ritchie, have been instr
We have some deadlines on the horizon for Celebration 2020, which is scheduled June 10-13. (Applications and Information)
SHI's Council of Traditional Scholars has developed a Clan Leaders statement to offer t
SHI is offering a new program to fund Alaska Native students who want to learn their heritage language for the purpose of teaching it to others. The program will provide scholarships
By Michael S. Lockett, Juneau Empire—The Sealaska Heritage Institute unveiled its newest exhibit, War and Peace, Friday for Gallery Walk.
We're expanding: Come join our team! Sealaska Heritage currently has numerous job openings plus we are seeking proposals for three project evaluators.
Meet Tsimshian scholar Alyssa Bader: SHI Postdoctoral Fellow studying impact of Native food on people. One of Alyssa Bader’s strongest connections to her culture has always been food.
By Michael S. Lockett, Juneau Empire—The practice of harvesting and trading herring eggs for subsistence is an old one in Southeast Alaska.
Sealaska Heritage has released three new children’s books through its award-winning Baby Raven Reads program. The release includes
By Ari Snider, KCAW—A new study reveals previously unaccounted for economic and cultural benefits of herring.
SHI will sponsor a Tlingit language retreat and workshop with X’unei Lance Twitchell from Dec. 16-20 in Seattle. Availability is limited.
SHI will sponsor Tlingit weaver Anastasia (Shaawaat Ku Gei) Hobson-George and her apprentice, Sara Aceveda, as artists-in-residence this winter to work on an endangered form of weaving. The ar
By Peter Segall, Juneau Empire— As the son of renowned formline artist David A. Boxley, the younger Boxley spent his youth immersed in Tsimshian art and culture.
A new study is recommending major changes to the way the State of Alaska manages the sac roe herring fishery in Sitka Sound and is predicting dire outcomes for the ancient subsistence herring roe f