Our Town

Chilkat Indian Village

Haines, Alaska

$50,000

2014

The NEA grant will support Chilkat Tlingit Cultural Landscape Exhibit Design. Artists, elders, and community members, as well as clan, tribal, and nonprofit leaders, will work alongside professional exhibit designers and museum staff to create an exhibit that will convey the ancestral, cultural, and artistic history of the Chilkat people. Chilkat Indian Village, a federally recognized tribe, will partner with the Jilkaat Kwaan Heritage Center and Alaska State Museum to host a community-engaged process that fosters a strong community identity through the development and presentation of a public exhibition. The exhibition will serve the village, the neighboring community of Haines, as well as national and international visitors. Chilkat Indian Village has 242 tribal members and is located on the banks of the Chilkat River in Klukwan in southeast Alaska.