Yéil Koowú – Ravenstail Weaving

“The History and Future of Yéil Koowú” is the title of a multi-media event presented in Juneau, Alaska on April 30, 2024. The event, which highlighted and celebrated the art of Ravenstail Weaving, was broadcast live on KTOO 360TV and streamed live on KTOO.org and LilyHope.com. You can also watch the 90-minute video on You…

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Celebration 2024 in Juneau

CELEBRATION:  “Together We Live in Balance” — Application Deadlines remaining in May: Whether you’re a Native artist, filmmaker, a foodie, dancer, or just eager to be a part of Celebration 2024, we have something for everyone! While the deadlines have already passed for the Juried Youth Art Exhibit, the Dance Groups, and the Juried Film…

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STEAM Academy for High Schoolers

“Opening the Box:  Summer STEAM Academy” (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) for high schoolers focuses on traditional ecological knowledge and STEAM career connections – Apply by Thursday, May 2nd. Students can earn high school credit while working alongside Elders and professional researchers to build a deeper connection to the place we call home. Learning strands…

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NW Coast Beginning Basketry

“Art S183 Harvest and Preparation of Basketry Materials” – Saturdays and Sundays from April 27 through May 5 from 9am-5pm at Sealaska Heritage Arts Campus, Textile Room 2, Downtown Juneau. Capacity is limited. Class cost is $25 (There is an additional fee of $90 for students seeking UAS credit.) Previous experience is not necessary to…

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Celebration 2024 in Juneau

CELEBRATION:  “Together We Live in Balance” — Application Deadlines remaining in May: Whether you’re a Native artist, filmmaker, a foodie, dancer, or just eager to be a part of Celebration 2024, we have something for everyone! While the deadlines have already passed for the Juried Youth Art Exhibit, the Dance Groups, and the Juried Film…

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Celebration 2024 Design Winner

SHI announces winner of Celebration 2024 Art Contest. Five other entries were chosen for honorable mentions. An artist from Seattle has won Sealaska Heritage Institute’s (SHI) competition to visually represent this year’s Celebration, a huge, dance-and-culture festival held every even year in Juneau since 1982. The artist, G̱at X̱wéech (Nick Alan Foote), won with his…

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Celebration 2024 Design Winner

SHI announces winner of Celebration 2024 Art Contest. Five other entries were chosen for honorable mentions. An artist from Seattle has won Sealaska Heritage Institute’s (SHI) competition to visually represent this year’s Celebration, a huge, dance-and-culture festival held every even year in Juneau since 1982. The artist, G̱at X̱wéech (Nick Alan Foote), won with his…

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Vest-Making Workshops

Juneau-based Tsimshian Artist Jayne Dangeli/Nisga’a will offer TWO 4-day workshops on making regalia vests for STA Tribal citizens. Workshops will be held March 9 – 12 and March 14 – 17. Location to be provided. Participants will work in pairs. Each pair will make one vest. Inter-generational pairs are encouraged to apply. Youth ages 12…

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Seeking Alaska Native Artists

Calling all Alaska Native artists and culture bearers! The Friends of Sheldon Jackson Museum invite Alaska Native artists to submit an application for the 2024 Alaska Native Artist Residency Program. There are five residency positions and the deadline to apply is Jan. 15, 2024. For an application, visit museums.alaska.gov/artist_opportunities or call (907) 747-8981. Residencies are…

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Native Pollinators, Plants & Gardening

Here is some valuable information from Yakutat Tlingit Tribe about pollinators, plants & gardening! What are Pollinators? Pollination is the first step that creates new generations of plants, and is the fertilization of a plant’s female organs. Pollinators are the agents which facilitate fertilization, moving pollen to the ovule of another plant. Common pollinators include…

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Traditional Foods & Seasonal Harvest

Seasonal harvest allows us to be active, learn about local flora/fauna, and obtain nutrient dense foods. There are numerous wild foods that we can harvest over the course of the year. Lingít X’áax’i (Crabapple) Harvesting:  Crabapple trees have reddish-green, oblong berries in the fall. Look for trees or shrubs along the coast. Preparing:  Crabapples can…

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Sitka Tribe’s Kayaaní Commission

Sitka Tribe of Alaska’s Kayaaní Commission meets the Last Monday of Every Month from 6:30-8:30pm. All are welcome to attend, including STA Tribal citizens, plant knowledge holders, and anyone who wants to learn about harvesting plants. The August meeting will be Monday August 28th – Join the meeting in person at the STA office at 204…

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Indian Arts & Crafts Act (IACA)

Testimony heard in last of a nationwide series of consultations with Indigenous people, per SHI article published 8/18/23. Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) and the Institute of American Indian Art (IAIA) are urging the federal government to hold off on implementing proposed amendments to the Indian Arts and Crafts Act (IACA), a truth-in-advertising law that prohibits…

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Arctic Institute Colonialism Series

“Indigenous peoples have inhabited the Arctic since time immemorial, establishing rich regional cultures and governance systems long before the introduction of modern borders. The Arctic Institute’s 2022 Colonialism Series explores the colonial histories of Arctic nations and the still-evolving relationships between settler governments and Arctic Indigenous peoples in a time of renewed Arctic exploration and…

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Celebration 2008 Video

Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) has digitized and posted on YouTube video of Celebration 2008. Celebration is a dance-and-culture festival first held by SHI in 1982 that has grown into the world’s largest gathering of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people. The 2008 event featured 52 dance groups from Alaska, the Lower 48 and Canada. At Celebration 2008, SHI…

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