Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School visits Sealaska Heritage Institute

Today SHI welcomed nearly 60 teachers and staff from Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School as part of the school’s place-based, culturally relevant in-service day. This is one of several public programs SHI offers to educators and others interested in Native culture. Staff gave tours of Sealaska Plaza and SHI’s archives and an overview of our free online educational resources. 

In this photo, SHI Archivist & Collection Manager Zachary Jones shows teachers materials from SHI’s collections that document the history of Indian education in Southeast Alaska, from the historic boarding school experience to more recent Self-Determination educational reform actions by the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian. To learn more about SHI’s collections see