Alaska Native American Heritage Month lecture series

Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) will sponsor the November 2020 Lecture Series in honor of Native American Heritage Month and Walter Soboleff Day. The series this year will be offered virtually and will focus on citizens and shareholders in Alaska Native corporations and tribes. All lectures will be live streamed on SHI’s YouTube channel at noon and are free to everyone.

Here is the schedule:

Nov. 3, “ANCSA Selection of Corporate Model and its Business/Non-Business Investments,” with Greg Razo

Nov. 5, “A Review of Tribal Governments,” with Dr. Edward Thomas

Nov. 10, “ANCSA and the Alaska Native Federally Recognized Tribes and Their Respective Constitutional Relationships with Congress,” with Chris McNeil.

Nov. 12, “Values, Tenure and Organization: Critical Dimensions of Sustainable Development in Indigenous Southeast Alaska,” with Thomas Thornton.

Nov. 14, “Walter Soboleff Day: A Virtual Retrospective in Honor of Dr. Walter Soboleff”

Nov. 17, “The Federal Indian Law Legal Framework for Native Nations in the Lower 48 States,” with Walter Echo-Hawk.

Nov. 19, “The Paradigm of Tribal Membership based on Blood Quantum Should Be Changed to a Paradigm of Tribal Citizenship,” by Chippewa Cree Tribal Nation citizen Alan Parker

Nov. 20, “The Great Vanishing Act: Blood and the Future of Native Nations,” by Norbert Hill, Jr. of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin

Nov. 24, “Native Americans/Alaska Natives: Racial Crises and Racial Equity,” by Michael Roberts

For fuller lecture descriptions and other information, visit

Sealaska Heritage Institute is a private nonprofit founded in 1980 to perpetuate and enhance Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian cultures of Southeast Alaska.

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