1. Day 1: Formline Workshop with Steve Brown

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    Watch a two-day workshop on the ancient formline designs created by Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian artists of Southeast Alaska. Class taught by formline expert Steve Brown. Sponsored by Sealaska Heritage Institute.

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    • Formline: An Evolving Art by Bill Holm

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      Lecture on formline by Bill Holm. Holm, Professor Emeritus of Art History, and Curator Emeritus of Northwest Coast Indian Art at the Burke Museum, is recognized internationally as one of the most knowledgeable experts in the field of Northwest Coast Native art history. His book, Northwest Coast Indian Art: An Analysis of Form, was a landmark publication when it was first released in 1965 and is a must-have resource for students of formline design. In 2001, he was honored with a certificate of appreciation from the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian people of Southeast Alaska through the Sealaska Heritage Institute.

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      • Day 2: Formline Workshop with Steve Brown

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        Watch a two-day workshop on the ancient formline designs created by Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian artists of Southeast Alaska. Class taught by formline expert Steve Brown. Sponsored by Sealaska Heritage Institute.

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        • Tlingit carver Amos Wallace

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          In 2012, Brian Wallace donated a collection of his father's drawings, photographs and documents to Sealaska Heritage Institute. His father, Amos Wallace, was a very well-known Tlingit carver who helped to carry on the tradition of Tlingit carving in the mid-twentieth century. Amos has totems and other pieces in museums, universities and other places across the country. He also was known for his appearance on the Tonight Show with Jack Paar in the 1950s. Amos Walked Into The Forest in 2004. In this video, his son, Brian, talks about Amos, his life and the remarkable collection of drawings and other materials donated to SHI for safekeeping and for teaching Northwest Coast formline to aspiring artists.

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          • Saanyá Ḵwáan History by Bessie Johnson Denny

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            This recording is of Bessie Denny (1870 – 1973) telling stories in Tlingit with her son Henry Denny, (1902— 1979, Tlingit names Asdax̱aay, Gitx̱wán, and G̱ashéiḵsh IV) translating into English, in Saxman, Alaska, February, 1966. This was a tape prepared for public use at the Alaska Native Brotherhood Grand Camp Convention. Bessie tells the history of the Saanyá Ḵwáan, the people of Cape Fox, which comprises the Neix̱.ádi, Kiks.ádi and the Teiḵweidí clans. She tells of the migration routes, place names and acquisition of crests. The stories are significant for the storytelling and capable translation of two master storytellers of the Cape Fox area in Bessie and Henry Denny; for an example the deep history of traditional Tlingit people’s connection to a place, where there is history and life in everything; and for an early recording of a master orator in Bessie Denny. The most well-documented Tlingit speakers were born from the 1890s and after. The texts transcribed and translated by the ethnographer John Swanton in Tlingit Myths and Texts (1909) represent part of the small handful of documentation from Tlingit speakers born earlier than the 1890s, and the oldest speaker from the modern era includes texts from Sally Hopkins (Sx̱aastí) documented in Anóoshi Lingít Aaní Ká: Russians in Tlingit America (2008, Dauenhauer), who was born in 1878. This recording represents an earlier dialect than much of the extant documentation of Tlingit Elders. It is a rare recording from the older generation of Tlingit speakers, told in masterful detail and with brilliant visual acuity by Bessie Denny, and expertly translated by her son Henry. This recording was donated to SHI by Bessie Denny’s great grandson, Bruce Kelley. Project funded through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

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            • Three hundred years of Tlingit art

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              A fascinating lecture by Aldona Jonaitis on the history of Tlingit artworks made in the 18th century to the 21st century. In her lecture, “Three Hundred Years of Tlingit Art,” Jonaitis devotes special attention to artist elements that have been consistent over these centuries and those that have changed. Jonaitis is emeritus director of the Museum of the North in Alaska. Lecture sponsored by Sealaska Heritage Institute and ConocoPhillips Alaska in celebration of Native American Heritage Month, 2012.

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              • Juried Art Show and Competition Awards Ceremony, 2012

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                Awards ceremony to reveal the winners of Sealaska Heritage Institute's 2012 Juried Art Competition. Hosted by SHI Art Director Rico Worl and featuring comments by jurors Nathan Jackson and Peter Corey. Followed by a photo collage showing pieces that took top awards and other pieces accepted into the show.

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                • Hartley Bay Cultural Dancers - Tsimshian Gitga'at Nation open 'No Tanker' Ceremonies

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                  After prayers, brief introductions and greetings from the gathered Chiefs of surrounding Nations (following the march from Mariners Park in Prince Rupert, BC, on Saturday, February 4, 2012), the Hartley Bay Cutural Dancers performed a series of songs. The opening thundering drumming procession set the mood for what was to follow.

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                  • Quintana Galleries Native American Artist Series David Boxley

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                    David Boxley is Tsimshian Indian from Metlakatla, Alaska. Born in 1952, he was raised by his grandparents. From them, he learned many Tsimshian traditions including the language. His grandfather was a canoe carver. After high school he attended Seattle Pacific University where he received a bachelor of science degree in 1974. He became a teacher and basketball coach to Junior and Senior high students in Alaska and Washington. While teaching in Metlakatla in 1979, he began devoting considerable time to the study of traditional Tsimshian carving. Through researching ethnographic material and carvings from museum collections, Boxley has learned the traditional carving methods of his grandfathers' people. In 1986 he made a major career decision to leave the security of teaching and to devote all of his energies toward carving and researching the legacy of Northwest Coast Indian art. By using these skills, David Boxley has become a nationally recognized Indian artist holding one-man shows in Washington D.C. and throughout the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, Hawaii and Europe. www.quintanagalleries.com http://www.davidboxley.com Video produced by Meewacinema www.meewacinema.com

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                    • Northwest Coast Traditional and Contemporary Fashion Review

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                      In 2011, Sealaska Heritage Institute and Sealaska Corporation sponsored artists and cultural performances at the world renowned Santa Fe Indian Market, which draws more than 100,000 people every year. Our goals were to introduce ourselves and Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian art and culture. Our long term goal is to cultivate a similar market in Alaska. In this video, Southeast Alaska Native models show traditional regalia and contemporary wear on the Sealaska Stage in Cathedral Park.

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