Supporting Emerging, Rural, and Indigenous Storytellers
SCS works within the Sustainable Southeast Partnership to host storytelling and engagement summer internships and other creative mentorship opportunities throughout the year.
In the summer of 2022, SCS supported two Storytelling and Engagement Interns with the Sustainable Southeast Partnership, sponsored by Sealaska. Shaelene Grace Moler is Lingít of the Tsaagweidí and grew up in Keex’ (Kake) where she reported on Indigenous stewardship, entrepreneurialism, workforce development and more. Ḵaa Yahaayí Shkalneegi, Muriel Reid spent their summer finessing their photography and writing skills as well as attended an Indigenous Data Sovereignty workshop in Lakota Nation. Both interns participated and volunteered with Hoonah’s Culture Camp and published stories in print including Reid’s on the Berry Song event SCS hosted and Moler’s stories on a totem pole raising in the Inian Islands and an Indigenous-led marine mammal tannery in Kake.
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