the Sealaska Heritage Institute
2010-2012 Visiting Scholar
During Fiona's PhD Research at University College London, she was generously supported by the entire team at SHI as she carried out her material culture and oral history project on Tlingit button robes in Southeast Alaska.
Sealaska Heritage is a regional Native nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation founded in 1980 to promote cultural diversity and cross-cultural understanding through public services and events. SHI also conducts social scientific and public policy research and advocacy that promotes Alaska Native arts, cultures, history and education statewide. The institute is governed by a Board of Trustees and guided by a Council of Traditional Scholars and a Native Artists Committee. Its mission is to perpetuate and enhance Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian cultures of Southeast Alaska.