Latseen High School Academy in July
NW Coast Art & Leadership, by Sealaska Heritage
Registration is still open for LATSEEN Northwest Coast Art & Leadership Academy, being held July 9th-20th at the Sealaska Heritage Arts Campus in Juneau
- Alaska Native high school students grades 9-12 and graduating seniors
- SHI will cover travel, lodging, and meals.
- Dual credit option available.
- Deadline: Open until filled (spots for 40 participants)
- Detailed schedule will be sent to registered participants
- Contact: Jay Zeller • (907) 586-9186
- Preference Communities: Angoon, Haines, Hoonah, Hydaburg, Juneau, Klawock, Klukwan, Metlakatla & Petersburg
- But OPEN to students from any community
Content: Students will learn Northwest Coast art forms, including Beginning Formline Design with Robert Mills, Beginning Woolen Weaving with Evelyn Vanderhoop and Beginning Carving with Abel Ryan. Courses will integrate ethno-mathematics, Students will also participate in cultural activities and college and leadership preparation. Activities include Song and Dance led by Lyle and Kolene James, Native Youth Olympics with Kyle Worl, entrepreneurship training with Spruce Root, cultural Identity virtual sessions with Ilakucaraq, and storytelling with Elders. Full participation is required.
Schedule: Overnight camp with activities scheduled 8:15 am-9:30 pm daily
Supplies: Course supplies will be provided in each class.
Other key info you need to know: The class will be available for dual credits (0.5 High School Credits + 3 college credits from UAS) to students who wish to pursue college credits. Please know that the college credits will go on your college transcript and could affect future academic and financial aid decisions.