Culture & History

Our mission is to perpetuate and enhance Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian cultures.

Culture & History

Whether you are simply curious or seriously scholarly, you will find an abundance of information in our archives and library, and through programs like our lecture series and visiting scholars. Looking for genealogical information? Check our Genealogy page. Whatever your interest, the path to our peoples’ past starts here.

Native people

Preserving traditional knowledge and practices.

Our culture, history and language programs are informed by our Council of Traditional Scholars, a panel of clan leaders and elders with extensive knowledge of Southeast Alaska Native cultures.

We periodically assemble the council to provide guidance and insight on both new and existing programs.

Native people preserving traditional knowledge and practices

Our culture, history and language programs (along with our language programs) are informed by our Council of Traditional Scholars, a panel of clan leaders and elders with extensive knowledge of Southeast Alaska Native cultures. We periodically assemble the council to provide guidance and insight on both new and existing programs.