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 & Language, Arts & Entertainment, Education

Beginning NWC Drum Making

With Abel Ryan, at SHI in Juneau

Course takes place in Juneau at Atnané Hít from May 6-12. Apply by April 22nd. Cost is $50. Course is open to anyone but also offers credit from UAS (S180…

Alaska Native Culture & Language, Arts & Entertainment, Food, Gardening & Foraging, Outdoors & Recreation

NW Coast Beginning Basketry

With Aanutein (Debbie Head)

“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….

Arts & Entertainment, Education, Learning & Fun, Science & Nature

STEAM Academy for High Schoolers

By Sealaska Heritage Institute

“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…

Alaska Native Culture & Language, Arts & Entertainment

Celebration 2024 in Juneau

May Application Deadlines from SHI

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…

Alaska Native Culture & Language, Education

Indigenous Future Educators

Sealaska Heritage Announcement on March 6th

Indigenous Future Educator (IFE) is a paid summer internship program that provides high school and college students with experience as a Youth Day Camp Counselor with the support of a…