1. 2009 Highlights @ SHI

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    Watch highlights of some of the activities of Sealaska Heritage Institute in 2009, including a totem raising, release of carving books, youth camps, and more!

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    • Eagle totem pole goes up at the University of Alaska Southeast

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      Watch excerpts of this historical event--as people carry the pole to its final designation and raise it. One of the best moments came right after it was set down at the place it would be raised: two…

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      • Tlingit Wood Carving book series

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        Learn the ancient Tlingit tradition of wood carving with artist Richard A. Beasley. This three-volume series by Sealaska Heritage Institute includes "How to carve a Tlingit tray", "How to carve a…

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        • Lund, Everson on ANS

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          Native American Heritage Month Lecture Series: Longtime Alaska Native Sisterhood members Ethel Lund and Selina Everson talk about the history of this groundbreaking organization, which helped to pave…

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          • Dauenhauers on Tlingits/Russians

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            Native American Heritage Month Lecture Series: Richard and Nora Marks Dauenhauer discuss Russians in Tlingit America, the topic of their award-winning book Anóoshi Lingít Aaní Ká: Russians in Tlingit…

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            • Wally Olson on Native encounters with Europeans

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              Native American Heritage Month Lecture Series: Author and educator Wallace Olson talks about contact between Alaska Natives and Europeans explorers in the late nineteenth century. Olson shows from…

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              • Dan Henry on Chilkat encounters

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                Native American Heritage Month Lecture Series: Educator and author Daniel Lee Henry gives a lecture on nineteenth century encounters between Natives and non-Natives in Chilkat country. This talk is…

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                • Developmental Language Process tested at Latseen Camps

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                  Sealaska Heritage Institute's Jim MacDiarmid is known in the education community for a teaching method he pioneered called the Developmental Language Process. In 2009, he produced a series of books…

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                  • Jordan Lachler on Languages

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                    Native American Heritage Month Lecture Series: SHI Linguist Dr. Jordan Lachler discusses the origins of Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian languages and how linguists find relationships between…

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                    • Jeane Breinig on Statehood

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                      Native American Heritage Month Lecture Series: Alaska educator Jeane Breinig gives a lecture on what Native people thought about the prospect of statehood in Alaska, which became a state in 1959.…

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