Story last updated at 1/3/2017 - 6:24 pm
Louise Kadinger will teach a skin-sewing workshop at the end of January. It will incorporate the use of sea otter hide, which is open, in accordance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act, only to Alaska Natives with at least 1/4 Native blood quantum and with a copy of their Certificate of Indian Blood issued by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, or Tribal I.D. card issued by a federally recognized Alaska Native Tribe. Those who do not meet the requirement will be required to bring alternate material. For those that do, the Sealaska Heritage Institute will provide a sea otter hide at a $350 value. SHI will also provide patterns, basic supplies, and 1/2 sheets of plywood to stretch the hide.
The application deadline is Jan. 19 at 4 p.m.
The class will be taught at Gajaa Hit, 250 Village Street, from Friday, Jan. 27 - Sunday, Jan. 29. Call Davina at 586-9230 with questions.
Preference will go to Sealaska Shareholders/descendants and persons who have not participated in past SHI skin sewing classes. Space is limited to 15 spots. To confirm your spot, you must complete the application and pay the $100 fee.