Log Number: MN-00-19-0020-19
The Sealaska Heritage Institute will enhance the "Our Grandparents' Names on the Land" exhibit. Aimed at school children, the general public, and visitors to Juneau, this exhibit showcases the multi-faceted attributes of the region's indigenous place names. The exhibit features a large, interactive, touchscreen multimedia tabletop with a total of 3,500 Native place name locations displayed on a satellite map of Southeast Alaska. The project will harness the table's capability to share digitized content from the institute's extensive collection. This collection includes audio and audiovisual recordings that document Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian language, culture, and history. The project team will digitize and link collection resources, which range from historical photographs to videos to textual documents, to 50 indigenous place names in the exhibit. Two students from the University of Alaska, Southeast, will earn college credit by assisting with project activities.