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.
Benjamin Schleifman - Fall 2013
Benjamin Schleifman is a well known Tlingit artist, who specializes in traditional Northwest coast jewelry (silver and copper) 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.
Marilyn recently retired from the Anchorage School District in the Indian Education Program. She teaches Dena'ina language at UAA and also in Tyonek. She has worked on numerous programs that promote Dena'ina heritage and education in Southcentral Alaska. Marilyn is a fluent speaker of the language.
Nadia Sethi, Ph.D.
Nadia Jackinsky-Sethi was raised in Homer, Alaska. She earned her MA and Ph.D. from the University of Washington where she specialized in Alaska Native art. Her research interests include the revival of Alaska Native arts, rock art, and representations of Alaska Natives in museums. Nadia served as the curator of collections at the Sheldon Jackson Museum and has also worked with collections at the Burke Museum, the Smithsonian, and the Pratt Museum.
Ethan Petticrew (biography under construction)
Casey Ferguson (biography under construction)