SHI to sponsor lectures for Native American Heritage Month

Sealaska Heritage Institute will sponsor its annual noon lecture series to celebrate Native American Heritage Month and Walter Soboleff Day in November.


This year’s lineup includes distinguished Northwest Coast and Alutiiq artists and will conclude in early December with a panel discussion by young Native artists on the future of Northwest Coast art. SHI also will host a panel discussion titled Retrospective View of Dr. Walter Soboleff to commemorate the state’s annual Walter Soboleff Day.

The lectures will be held from 12-1 p.m. in the Living History Center at the Walter Soboleff Building in Juneau. Attendees are invited to bring their own lunches. The talks also will be videotaped and posted online. The event was co-sponsored by the University of Alaska Southeast.

Here’s a look at the schedule:

Tuesday, Nov. 3: The Revival of Tsimshian Art with Tsimshian Master Artist David A. Boxley

Tuesday, Nov. 10: The Antiquity and Evolution of Northwest Coast Art with Northwest Coast Art author and scholar Steve Brown

Friday, Nov. 13: Retrospective Views of Dr. Walter Soboleff, panel speakers TBA

Tuesday, Nov.17: Discovering Haida Art: A Personal Journey with Haida Master Artist Robert Davidson

Tuesday, Nov.24: Art of our Ancestors: Kodiak Island with Alutiiq Master Artist Perry Eaton

Thursday, Dec. 3: Northwest Coast Art Into the Future with Alison Bremner, David R. Boxley, Rico Worl, Nick Galanin.

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