Adjunct Biographies - Fall 2014

Benjamin Schleifman (Tlingit) 

Benjamin Schleifman is a well known Tlingit artist who specializes in traditional Northwest Coast jewelry (silver and cooper) as well as drum making and rattle making. He is a traditional dancer and singer and performs with several Tlingit dance groups. He is of the Inland Tlingit Frog clan and is of the Raven moiety.  

Edward Tuilana (Inupiaq) 

Edward Tiulana is King Island Inupiaq and he was raised by his grandparents Clara and Paul Tuilana, who were well known traditional culture bearers. Edward has been a traditional dancer since he was able to walk and is the dance instructor at the Alaska Native Heritage Center.