EIN 92-0081844

Sealaska Heritage Institute

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To protect, perpetuate and enhance the cultural, social, political and economic traditions of the Tlinglit, Haida and Tsimshain tribes of southeast Alaska Natives. The institute encourages and promotes the preservation and maintenance of their traditi...
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Sealaska Heritage Foundation

Program areas at Sealaska Heritage Institute

Cultural education we know for a fact that native children do better academically when they know who they are--when they are familiar with their history, language, and culture. Sealaska Heritage works with universities, school districts, tribes, and other educational institutions throughout the region and the lower 48 to teach people about southeast Alaska native cultures, as evaluations have shown that integrating culture into schools has improved academic achievement. Shi also promotes early literacy in Alaska native children, publishes children's books, offers summer camps, and operates a native language program. Shi also develops teaching materials, including books and curriculum resources, and provide professional development to train teachers to use our materials and on cultural orientation. Sealaska Heritage Institute provides scholarships to Alaska natives who are Sealaska shareholders and descendants for college, university, vocational schools and technical schools.
Art programs Sealaska Heritage Institute operates numerous programs to perpetuate northwest coast art--one of the most distinctive art forms in the world. The goals are to: provide opportunities for native artists' professional development; expand demand for native arts through developing native arts markets; provide native arts cross-cultural education among the general public; advocate for artists' access to traditional materials; and, research, preserve and perpetuate northwest coast art. Sustainable art program the Institute is building on traditional economies and the use of natural resources that are abundant and readily available in southeast Alaska to revitalize traditional arts and crafts production: we call this this the "sustainable art program." The Institute purchases raw materials from native hunters, supports the training of new artists through mentor- apprenticeships, and produces arts-related curriculum resources and other publications to support continuing education. The Institute is also developing marketing strategies to integrate northwest coast and Alaska native arts and crafts into the capital economy while respecting and retaining our traditional value of "haa aan" - honoring and utilizing our land and resources. These efforts are providing economic opportunities for Alaska natives in southeast Alaska and supporting traditional cultural practices while also increasing the creative vitality of the region.
Language and cultural arts Sealaska Heritage Institute provides the following language and culture programs: celebration, haa shuk community language learning project, southeast regional language committee, master apprentice program, native american Heritage month lecture series and other events, latseen leadership academy, latseen hoop camps, online and printed curriculum resources, exhibits, repatriation of at.oow and culturally significant objects, the box of knowledge series, tlingit national anthem, tlingit protocols, the tlingit memorial party, walter soboleff building and haidalanguage.org. Sealaska Heritage Institute produces native language curriculum resources and other education tools through its language and education programs. The Institute encourages students and teachers to use its online resources to perpetuate and revitalize tlingit, haida and tsimshian languages. Sealaska Heritage curates exhibits and develops and oversees scholarly research projects that support shi's mission. These projects contribute to the increase of knowledge about tlingit, haida, and tsimshian cultures and history. The Institute also maintains an archives and ethnographic collection in a state-of-the-art facility and supports a broad array of research.

Form 990s for Sealaska Heritage Institute

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2019-122021-01-21990View PDF
2018-122019-10-25990View PDF
2017-122019-02-21990View PDF
2016-122018-01-18990View PDF
2015-122016-10-21990View PDF
...and 6 more Form 990s

Who funds Sealaska Heritage Institute

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
Margaret A Cargill Philanthropies (MACP)Strengthening Northwest Coast Arts Through the Jineit Art Academy$175,000
 Subscribe to viewAcquire Art, Coll MT$12,000
 Subscribe to viewCovid Relief$6,250
...and 4 more grants received
Federal funding details
Federal agencyProgram nameAmount
Department of EducationALASKA NATIVE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS$9,744,740
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...and 13 more federal grants / contracts

Grants made by Sealaska Heritage Institute

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
University of AlaskaPitaas$504,497
Southeast Regional Resource Center (SERRC)Voices on the Land$42,220
University of AlaskaMiddle School Academ$35,000
 Subscribe to viewTrayls Summer 2019$15,000

Financials for Sealaska Heritage Institute

RevenuesFYE 12/2019
Total grants, contributions, etc.$12,656,283
Program services$127,396
Investment income and dividends$38,095
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$2,569
Net rental income$-8,077
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$547,597
Miscellaneous revenues$7,500
Total revenues$13,371,363

Personnel at Sealaska Heritage Institute

Rosita Worl, PH.D.President$241,074
Lee KadingerChief of Operations$153,255
Amy FletcherMedia and Publications Director
 Subscribe to viewMarketing and Development Director
 Subscribe to viewHuman Resources and Administrative Director
...and 18 more key personnel

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105 South Seward Street
Juneau, AK 99801
Website URL
(907) 463-4844
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IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
A23: Cultural, Ethnic Awareness
NAICS code, primary
813319: Social Advocacy Organizations
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