1. Being Successful is no Accident: The Business of Art by Robert Davidson


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    Robert Davidson's lecture drew a huge crowd at Celebration 2010 and some people weren't able to get in. You can now watch it online! Robert Davidson is an internationally-acclaimed Haida artist and one of Canada's most respected and important contemporary artists. His lecture--Being Successful is no Accident: The Business of Art--is not only for artists. In his talk, he incorporates important life lessons that can be appreciated by people from all walks of life.

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    • Northern Northwest Coast Native Headgear


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      Watch a talk by the Alaska State Museum's Steve Hendrickson on the origins, types and styles of Northwest Coast hats and headdresses. Sponsored by Sealaska Heritage Institute as part of Celebration 2012.

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      • The Search for Early Habitation Sites on Ancient Shorelines


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        The Search for Early Habitation Sites on Ancient Shorelines A lecture by Jim Baichtal, Forest Geologist, Tongass National Forest sponsored by Sealaska Heritage Institute The key to understanding early settlement patterns in southeast Alaska is tied to understanding the effects of glacial ice on the land and sea levels. As the glaciers advanced during the last ice age the weight of the ice depressed the earth’s surface beneath it. Ahead of the ice a glacial forebulge formed that rolled across the landscape. As the glaciers grew the global sea levels fell. As the glaciers melted, sea level rose, the forebulge collapsed and the lands depressed by the weight of the ice rapidly rebounded. The first inhabitants in Southeast Alaska were living on this rapidly changing landscape. A model to predict where the habitable shorelines were through time is being developed and tested. This has revolutionized archaeological inventory across the region. Application of the model has yielded the discovery of over 74 locations with archaeological material, 17 of which date from 6,890 to 9,280 ¹⁴C yr BP. Initial investigation of these sites indicates that they are extensive and rich in microblade technology. Many of these older sites are inland from the present shore in locations that were hitherto considered low probability for cultural resources. (Photo by Brian Wallace)

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        • At the Glacier’s Edge: People, Seals, and History at Yakutat Bay


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          A lecture by anthropologist and archaeologist Dr. Aron Crowell (Smithsonian Institution) and indigenous knowledge researcher Judith Ramos (University of Alaska Fairbanks). As glaciers that once filled Yakutat Bay retreated its waters teemed with seals and fish, and Alaska Native peoples of three different cultures – Eyak, Ahtna, and Tlingit – arrived to make a new way of life together. Harbor seals that gather by the thousands in the bay’s floating glacial ice have always been the most important resource, from 1000 years ago to the present day. Now the Yakutat Tlingit Tribe, the Smithsonian Institution’s Arctic Studies Center, the National Science Foundation, the Sealaska Heritage Institute, Sealaska Corporation, the U.S. Forest Service, and the National Park Service are partnering on research into the unique history of the Yakutat people and their relationship to one of Alaska’s richest ecosystems. Archaeologists are uncovering dwellings, artifacts, and animal bones at sealing camps and village sites, revealing ancestral lifeways; Elders are recording place names and centuries-old oral traditions; geologists are tracking the glaciers’ movements through time; and hunters are sharing knowledge about seals and seal hunting, from past to present. Yakutat students are working with the scientists, to help rediscover the traces of their grandparents' way of life on the land. Hear how this fascinating story of collaborative research comes together in a joint presentation by anthropologist and archaeologist Dr. Aron Crowell (Smithsonian Institution) and indigenous knowledge researcher Judith Ramos (University of Alaska Fairbanks).

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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 the way for numerous laws and other reforms that helped Native people in Southeast Alaska.

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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 America, The Battles of Sitka 1802 and 1804.

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              • Kooteeyaa: The Travels and Travails of a Tlingit Totem Pole From Tuxican


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                Kooteeyaa: The Travels and Travails of a Tlingit Totem Pole From Tuxican (Takjik’aan), Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska. A lecture by Dr. Stephen J. Langdon Professor Emeritus, Department of Anthropology, University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA). In 1931, famed Hollywood actor John Barrymore traveled on a 120-foot yacht to the unoccupied Tlingit village of Tajik’aan on Prince of Wales Island. Under his direction, the crew stole a prominent pole, one of the few remaining in the village and transported it back to California. Dr. Steve J. Langdon, anthropologist from UAA, discusses the pole, its theft, its subsequent travels and trophy display in Hollywood on the estates of Barrymore and later that of fellow actor Vincent Price, followed by its incongruous transfer to the Honolulu Museum of Art in 1982. He also talks about current efforts by the Klawock Cooperative Association (IRA government of Tajik’aan descendants) to repatriate the pole.

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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 specific events that most of the time the explorers (not always the fur traders later) and Native people got along well because it was a win-win situation.

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                  • Wolves in Southeast Alaska (by Dr. David Person)


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                    What's the issue with logging, wolves and deer in southeastern Alaska and the Tongass National Forest? This video presentation explains it brilliantly. Called "Wolves of Southeast Alaska." it was delivered by former Alaska Department of Fish & Game wolf and deer researcher Dr. David Person, at the Alaska Board of Game's November 2010 meeting in Ketchikan. This speech is even more poignant now than it was then. GSACC and Greenpeace have recreated the presentation by combining the official audio recording with the original PowerPoint. (34 minutes, plus 18 minutes of Q-&-A from Board of Game members.)

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                    • Fear, Forage, and Snowfall: Deer Habitat Selection and Population Dynamics in Alaska's Temperate Rainforesnt


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                      Much of the world's remaining temperate rainforest is found in Southeast Alaska, and deer play a key role in this ecosystem, feeding bears, wolves and humans, and feeding on a wide array of plant species. This video shares the research findings of the Prince of Wales Deer Project, which followed 65 adult female deer and over 150 fawns across 3 years to document the life and death of these amazing animals in order to fill in critical gaps in scientific knowledge. The results, seen in this video, have important messages for conservation and management in this beautiful, unique ecosystem.

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