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Applications are now available for Sealaska Heritage Institute's annual Latseen Leadership Academy.
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. Its goal 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.
This year's academy will be held July 6-14 in Juneau. Application deadline is May 3. 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.