Sealaska Heritage Institute: Opening the box  

You might think of it as a COVID care package, and much more. Last year, Sealaska Heritage Institute sent more than a thousand boxes to students in Southeast Alaska — and recently sent them a second one.

As part of its “Opening the Box” project, Sealaska Heritage Institute shipped more than a thousand boxes to students all over Southeast Alaska. Inside are items that promote science and traditional Native culture.

On Juneau Afternoon today, KTOO’s Sheli Delaney will open the latest box to arrive. Find out what’s inside, how it connects students to both their culture and science. Guests: Rebecca Soza, Sealaska Heritage Institute, Eldri Waid Westmoreland, STEAM-ethnomathematics teacher and James White, teacher at Floyd Dryden Middle School. 


Also today, some out-of-the box offerings:

    • A webinar on wills and estate planning, from the Juneau Public Library. Guest: Kate Enge, Juneau Public Library. See the Facebook event here:
  • Juneau Afternoon airs live at 3:00 p.m. on KTOO Juneau 104.3, online at, and repeated at 4:00 p.m. on KRNN 102.7.