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Git Hoan dancers, led by Tsimshian, Laxsgiik tribal member David A. Boxley, participate in Celebration 2016.

Digitizing 30 Years of Alaskan Tribal Heritage

For 30 years, the Celebration event of Southeast Alaska encapsulated the pride of three tribal communities. Sealaska Heritage Institute digitized over 250 videotapes, ensuring that a record of these events would be accessible for future generations.

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Museums Empowered is designed to help museums respond to the evolving needs of the museum profession and changes in their communities.
IMLS is accepting applications for the second cycle of the FY 2018 National Leadership Grants for Libraries and Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program.
Applications for the 2018 Collections Assessment for Preservation program are now being accepted through February 1, 2018.

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