1. 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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    • 2011 Year in review at SHI

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      Watch highlights of Sealaska Heritage Institute's activities in 2011, including our art programs, our visit to the Santa Fe Indian Market and our progress on the Walter Soboleff Center!

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      • Soapberry Contest, 2012

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        Watch women compete in Sealaska Heritage Institute's biennial soapberry contest! The contest is held during Celebration, a major dance and culture festival organized by the institute.

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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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          • Hoonah Weaving Program

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            From 2004-2006, about twenty women in Hoonah, Alaska, participated in a weaving program sponsored by Sealaska Heritage Institute. Master weaver Delores Churchill taught the women how to harvest, prepare, and weave cedar bark and spruce roots, and by the end of the program, the students had made some remarkable baskets. Today, they are teaching this traditional art form to others. In 2012, some of the weavers traveled to the Smithsonian to study old basketry. This video tells the story of the program that first put them on this journey. The program was funded by the Administration for Native Americans (ANA).

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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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              • Gitga'at "No Tanker" Rally in Prince Rupert BC February 04, 2012

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                An estimated 1200 to 1400 residents from all across Northwest BC and beyond converged on Prince Rupert, Saturday, February 4, 2012, to join the Tsimshian Nations' Gitga'at people in expressing their united opposition to the proposal by the Enbridge Pipeline Company to construct two pipeline systems between the Tar Sands of Alberta to Kitimat at the head of Douglas Channel. This video opens with the throng of marchers taking over the entire four lane highway into Prince Rupert for several blocks as they proceed towards the local community centre. This opening provides a glimpse into the size of the gathering. We then take you back to the opening ceremonies where Hereditary Chiefs of the local clans exchange traditional welcoming and gifts. Chiefs Leonard Alexcee and Clarence Nelson remove all doubt regarding their conviction to stop the prospect of oil tankers plying the waters of their territories. The video then switches back to the march and singing on the roadway and concludes with a stream of continuous footage of those in the rally entering the grounds of the Community Center.

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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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                  • 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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                    • Chief Don Roberts from Kitsumkalum address Enbridge JRP in Terrace

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                      A slow beginning providing background on history and treaty negotiations but then Tsimshian Kitsumkalum Band Chief and fisherman Don Roberts delves into the reality of the food harvest with details of migration routes all species and the interrelation. He provides detailed maps, pictures, tanker routes, water temperature and annual details only a man of the land could provide. This is a must see for anyone who wishes to have a true understanding of how life was and how well the first nations people know their stuff. From a population of tens of thousands prior to the British traders, small pox and residential schools to a population of only a few thousand, this land and the sea harvest is all they have left for survival. Roberts makes a moving argument for his demand that the Enbridge project not proceed.

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