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, Education, Environment & Recycling

Summer Programs for Alaska Native Students

Kindergarten thru HS - From Sealaska Heritage

Learn More about Sealaska Heritage 2023 Summer Programs at tinyurl.com/SHIsummer2023. HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS Opening the Box: High School STEAM Academy: June 2-11 – overnight camp @ UAS for students entering…

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…