Sealaska Heritage Institute

Native People Telling the Native Story

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105 South Serward St. Suite 201
Juneau, AK 99801
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About Us

Sealaska Heritage Institute is a Native nonprofit founded in 1980 to perpetuate and enhance Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian cultures of Southeast Alaska. Its goals are to promote cultural diversity and cross-cultural understanding through public services and events. Sealaska Heritage also conducts 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.

We offer numerous programs promoting Southeast Alaskan Native culture, including language and art. We maintain a substantial archive of Southeast Alaskan Native ethnographic material. We partner with local schools to promote academics and cultural education. Biennially, we produce Celebration, one of Alaska’s largest Native gatherings. We own and operate the Sealaska Heritage Store and curate cultural exhibits on the first floor of our headquarters in Juneau’s landmark Walter Soboleff Building.

Alaska Native Culture, Arts & Sciences

Celebration 2008 Video

Posted by SHI - DNA Research Documenting Shuká Káa

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…

Alaska Native Culture, Arts & Sciences

Community Demonstration June 10th

Late Pleistocene Caves, Craig & Klawock

CRAIG, KLAWOCK:   Exploring Inundated Late Pleistocene Caves in Southeast Alaska with Sunfish Per Sealaska Heritage Intsitute: Come learn about SUNFISH, an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), and the submerged cave research…

Alaska Native Culture, Education

IEA College Scholarship

Offered by Sealaska Heritage, in Partnership with UAS

Indigenizing Education for Alaska (IEA) – Sealaska Heritage — in partnership with UAS  — operates this program to grow the number of Alaska Native teachers and administrators and improve educational…

Alaska Native Culture, Arts & Sciences

Raven as Trickster & Cultural Hero

Lecture Series by Sealaska Heritage and Book Planned

Sealaska Heritage Institute will sponsor a lecture series on “Raven as Trickster and Cultural Hero” by traditional Tlingit and Tsimshian storytellers. Free event to be offered in-person and virtually. The…

Alaska Native Culture, Food, Gardening & Foraging, Learning & Fun, Outdoors & Recreation

Summer Programing for Young People

Sponsored by Sealaska Heritage Institute

Registration is now open for SHI’s popular Opening the Box STEAM Academies and our Atnané Arts Academy, as well as for a new camp counselor internship program offered through Indigenizing…

Education & Advocacy, Native Arts & Culture

Paid Summer Internship

By SHI, for Indigenous Future Educators

“Indigenizing Education for Alaska” is a Sealaska Heritage education program, dedicated to improving the experience of Alaska Native educators & teachers. Are you interested in becoming an educator?…

Education & Advocacy

“Baby Raven Reads” Community Liaisons

In Angoon, Hoonah, Hydaburg, Juneau, Sitka & Yakutat

SHI is seeking community liaisons in Angoon, Hoonah, Hydaburg, Juneau, Sitka and Yakutat for its “Baby Raven Reads” program. The program is designed to improve kindergarten readiness and…


Latseen Káx̱ Yéi Atdaané – Gathering for Strength

SHI's Culturally Responsive Ed Conference in Juneau

June 13, 2023

Thunder Mtn High School in Juneau | Virtual Event (Online)