- Sunday, October 9, 2022
- 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
The Hoonah Indian Association (HIA) is creating a new Xunaa Cultural Heritage Center and Museum (XCHCM) for community cultural activities, museum and interpretive experiences and tribal administration offices, in Hoonah Alaska. The development of the Museum is connected to evolving relationships with the University of Pennsylvania Museum’s Tlingit Louis Shotridge Collection, and the National Parks Service (NPS) stewardship of Glacier Bay National Park. NPS and the University of Pennsylvania both have ongoing dialogues with the HIA on collaboration, research, reclaiming rights and the repatriation of artifacts. These partnerships are a forward-thinking approach to the creation of a new museum environment for site, building and exhibits to tell the Xunaa Tlingit story.