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Applications are now available for Sealaska Heritage Institute's annual Latseen Leadership Academy program.
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Wednesday, April 08, 2015

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SHI to sponsor Latseen Leadership Academy July 6-19

Applications are now available for Sealaska Heritage Institute's annual Latseen Leadership Academy program.

This year's academy for high school students will be held July 6-19 at the University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau. The academy will serve 40 high school students from Angoon, Prince of Wales, Klukwan and Juneau. Travel scholarships are available.

Yées Sháade Nákx'I Yán (New Young Leaders) is designed to provide engaging culturally-based education and activities for high school students in support of their future academic and personal success with a focus on rigor, relevance, and relationships.

The goal of the program is to teach students the art of leadership through the development of self-knowledge, physical and spiritual strength. In a supportive learning environment, students will participate in cultural, artistic, athletic and academic activities.

Applications may be downloaded at www.sealaskaheritage.org.

The project is funded by a grant from the Administration for Native Americans, Social and Economic Development Strategies (ANA-SEDS) program.

Sealaska Heritage Institute is a private, nonprofit founded in 1980 to promote cultural diversity and cross-cultural understanding. The institute is governed by a Board of Trustees and guided by a Council of Traditional Scholars. Its mission is to perpetuate and enhance Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian cultures of Southeast Alaska.