With a $74,000 contract from the US Bureau of Indian Affairs, the Alutiiq Museum and the Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak will partner on the Pinguat (Beads) Project—a two-year effort to study and teach Alutiiq beading.
Alutiiq Museum Executive Director April Counceller has been honored by the Alaska Anthropological Association for her work leading the developing of the Alutiiq Ancestors’ Memorial, a new public park in downtown Kodiak.
At the Alutiiq Museum, Marlise is currently working to connect with artists.
Sabrewing Aircraft Company, Inc. and the Aleut Community of St. Paul Island (ACSPI), the Unangan (Aleut) Tribe of Native Alaskans, located on St. Paul and St. George in the Pribilof Islands, jointly announced they signed a history-making agreement for Sabrewing to provide a mix of up to ten aircraft.
Sealaska Heritage Institute has released the most comprehensive book ever published on traditional northern Northwest Coast halibut hooks, known as náxw in Tlingit.
A study in 2012 found SHI’s biennial Celebration has a $2 million economic impact on the city each year it is held, but this is the first time research has quantified the institute’s total economic impact on Juneau and beyond.
Fiscal year 2017 marked another year of growth for Alaska’s Native Regional Corporations, which brought in billions of dollars to the state and employ tens of thousands of Alaskans.
Alaska artist Alison Marks challenges assumptions and expectations about Tlingit art through artwork that tackles cultural appropriation with subversive humor and reimagines traditional Tlingit themes using contemporary materials.