Sealaska Corporation

Sealaska Heritage Institute

 Sealaska Heritage Institute is a private nonprofit founded in 1980 to promote cultural diversity and cross-cultural understanding through public services and events. 

SHI also conducts social scientific and public policy research and advocacy 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 and a Native Artists Committee. Its mission is to perpetuate and enhance Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian cultures of Southeast Alaska. 


105 S. Seward St.

Suite 201

Juneau, Alaska 99801

Phone: (907) 463-4844


Tinaa Art Auction

SHI is holding its second Tináa Art Auction on Sept. 29, 2017, to raise funds for critical programs. Proceeds will build SHI’s new endowment to ensure art, language and education programs benefit future generations. Established Northwest Coast artists and collectors who want to participate in the auction should contact SHI now @ More:

Another donation came in the mail     "Aleut and adopted Haida artist Lois Chichinoff Thadei has donated a gorgeous, signed print to the Tináa Art Auction! The print, titled “And There Was Light”, is a varied edition monoprint. It has been beautifully framed and is ready to hang on a wall. 

Thank you Lois!

Photos by Christopher Smith

Celebration 2018

The next Celebration:

The next celebration will be held  June 6-9, 2018, in Juneau, Alaska. The theme is "Respect: Weigh Your Words".

Lead Dance GroupTwo clan groups have been selected as the lead dance group for Celebration 2018.  The Raven Lukaax.ádi—led by Nathan Jackson, a clan leader—and the Eagle Shangukeidí—led by Clan Leader David Katzeek—are interrelated clans from the Haines and Klukwan area and will lead the next Celebration.

Thank YouThank you to everyone who helped to make Celebration 2016 happen. This year’s gathering was our biggest to date, and included new events such as a Native Fashion Show and Juried Youth Art Exhibit. On behalf of Sealaska Heritage Institute, I thank all of the people, organizations and businesses who helped make it come together.

Thank you to major donor Sealaska and all of our generous sponsors; to those who made memorial donations in 2016; to each member of the dance groups who performed at Celebration 2016; to our volunteers and moderators; artists who participated in our Juried Art Show and the young artists (and their teachers) who took part in our Juried Youth Art Exhibit; art show jurors, exhibit specialists, and sponsors; Northwest Coast Art Market artists; lecturers and language session leaders; toddler regalia participants and their parents; food contest participants and judges; fashion show designers, models, hair stylists, makeup artists, and organizational committee members; Celebration performers; weavers who took part in our Weavers Symposium; canoers, including Wayne Price and the people who came through organizer One People Canoe Society, who took part in the Coming Ashore ceremony at Sandy Beach (an event that adds excitement to SHI’s Celebration festivities); members of the media who documented Celebration; organizations that hosted events for Celebration participants; local businesses who helped spread the word about Celebration; and to the Juneau community as a whole for welcoming Celebration once again.We are grateful to you all. Gunalchéesh!

Ketchikan Indian Community

A federally recognized tribe, KIC is landless, yet provides comfort and care for tribal members, their families and extended family.

I am proud to follow the generation before me, enrolling as a tribal member.

Here's our brilliant Chair and his lovely wife, with their art at Celebration 2016. 

Chloe French Donation

Another  invited artist, dear Chloe French has donated a handmade beautiful necklace My Grandmother's Button Jar. She creates each contemporary masterpiece founded on the strength of her proud Tlingit tradition and her adventurous spirit.

If you don't win the bid on this one, you can buy one at Stonington Gallery in Seattle.

Celebration 2016

Fred and I shared a vendor table and enjoyed wifi.

Stories on Celebration:  The news media does an incredible job covering Celebration. 

Click here to see a round up of news stories about Celebration 2016.

Fort Vancouver

My Events at Fort Vancouver

November 18, 2017  Invitational Group Show and Sale with public presentation and panel celebrating National Native American month.

March 2017  Women's History Month

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

Friends of Fort  Vancouver Vancouver WA

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site is a treasure, not only for the local communities of Washington and Oregon, but for everyone. This site encompasses a wide range of historic periods and cultures that are reflected in its architecture and archeology.  The Friends of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site was formed in 2014 to encourage exploration and knowledge of this remarkable resource.The Friends of Fort Vancouver National Historic Site is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated in the State of Washington.Our mission is to inspire, inform and connect visitors, supporters, advocates and the community to the Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.

We seek to increase knowledge and awareness of the Site, promote education, support stewardship, preservation, conservation, protection and maintenance of the Site and its heritage.We assist the National Park Service and their volunteers, engage in fundraising and collaborate with other organizations to enhance the effect of our mission and goals.

What to see, besides my art.

At Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, the history of the Pacific Northwest is told at four unique sites, through four unique stories. Plan on spending at least a few hours in the park, exploring the reconstructed British fur trade fort, historic buildings from the US Army's Vancouver Barracks, the history of aviation at Pearson Air Museum, and walking trails.

Visitor Center

Begin your visit by learning about all the park's venues through exhibits and hands-on activities. Watch a short film about the history of the area, peruse the park's bookstore, and enjoy a display of artwork by local American Indian artists.

Fort Vancouver

At Fort Vancouver, discover the site's roots as a British fur trading post, built by the Hudson's Bay Company in 1829. Check in to the Contact Station for information and fee payment.

Pearson Air Museum

Pearson Field is one of the nation's oldest operating air fields. Exhibits at Pearson Air Museum highlight early military and civilian aviators here, and the site's World War I Spruce Mill, which produced aviation-grade lumber for Allied planes.

Vancouver Barracks

Established in 1849, Vancouver Barracks was the Northwest's first U.S. Army post. Stroll among these historic buildings, which are marked with wayside exhibits interpreting their history. Though the buildings are currently closed, the National Park Service is working with many partners to transform the barracks into a vibrant, public service campus.

McLoughlin House

Dr. John McLoughlin, the Chief Factor of Fort Vancouver, moved to his home in Oregon City, Oregon, after his retirement in 1845. Free tours of this home - one of the oldest in Oregon - take place on Fridays and Saturdays.

Under Construction

Customers have questions, you have answers. Display the most frequently asked questions, so everybody benefits.


Uroboros Glass

A long time creator of the most beautiful art glass in the world has been slapped out of business by government whim. 

Past events

Working on 

Glass painting workshop

Working on it.

Glass Sand Casting

Paul Marioni 

Peter McGrain Glass Painting

Under   construction.

Roger Thomas