Traditional Games 2023
The sixth annual Traditional Games will be held in Juneau Saturday and Sunday, April 1-2, 2023. Registration for athletes ages 11 and older will be available online beginning Jan. 9. The games will include teams from around the region and state competing in 10 events and will be live streamed on Sealaska Heritage Institute’s YouTube channel.
Athletes who have questions should contact Coach Kyle Worl at email@example.com
Middle School Division: 6th - 8th Grade
High School Division: 9th - 12th Grade
Meet The Artists:
Alison Bremner is a Tlingit artist born and raised in Southeast Alaska. Through humor and a variety of mediums Marks seeks to depict the experience of the modern Native. Painting, woodcarving, and regalia are a few of the mediums the artist employs. Bremner’s work can be found in the permanent collections of the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, the Portland Art Museum, the British Museum, and the Musée de Boulogne-sur-Mer, among others. “Culture is not stagnant. Through contact and the technological revolution, Tlingit culture is constantly adapting, observing, and searching for its place in the world.”
Tlingit and Athabascan
Rico Lanáat’ Worl grew up in Southeast and interior Alaska surrounded by many talented artists who inspired much of his artistic development and appreciation for art. His art is a focused study in learning formline design, the traditional design style of the Indigenous Northwest Coast.
Through his current ongoing project, Trickster Company, he works to celebrate Indigenous resilience and cross-cultural connection, break into a tourist market which profits millions of dollars from knock-off “Native” artwork, and represent the story of how Indigenous people are not only here today but engaged in modern lifestyles. These goals are also foundational in his work outside of the brand. His crafts range from product design, digital design, jewelry making, printmaking, public art and most recently he has been working to develop his skills in sculpture and computer-aided 3D design. In 2021 the US Postal Service released the Raven Story stamp bearing his original design — the first stamp ever illustrated by a Tlingit artist.
Robert Davis Hoffmann
Robert Davis Hoffmann is a Tlingit artist of the Tsaagweidi (Eagle/Killer Whale) clan, Xaay Hit (Yellow Cedar House), from Kake, Alaska. His paintings and carved panels explore Native issues by using themes of transformation. His father’s generation struggled with assimilation into western culture; Robert watched him carve and design to stay connected to his culture. Similarly, Robert uses his own art to bridge his tribal past to the present.
Biography credit: National Park Service: Sitka