This webpage is operated by the Sealaska Heritage Institute’s (SHI) Archivist and Collection Manager and seeks to open a scholarly dialogue on Southeast Alaska Native history and heritage. Located in Juneau, Alaska, SHI seeks to collect and preserve materials that document the history, culture, heritage, and language of the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian people and to make these materials available to the public for educational purposes.
The Friends of the Alaska State Libraries, Archives and Museum has announced Alyssa R. Peterson of Kake as the recipient of a $2,000 Ethel Montgomery Scholarship. The scholarship will go toward her education at San Jose State University where she is working on a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science with an emphasis in archiving.
Peterson received her bachelors degree in liberal arts with an emphasis in anthropology and Northwest Coast art from the University of Alaska Southeast. She has worked with the Sealaska Heritage Institute Archives. As a member of the Tlingit Deisheetaan clan, Peterson said, “It is my dream to put my skills to use in tribal archives i
n Southeast Alaska to ensure that our cultural heritage is preserved for generations to come.”
The Ethel Montgomery Scholarship Fund was established in the 1990s to assist university-level Alaska Native students majoring in museum studies.