Raven and the Hidden Halibut is an original Raven story based on traditional oral narratives. In the story Halibut (Cháatl), invites Raven (Yéil), to a game of hide and seek, and Raven is surprised how well Halibut, a bright white fish, can hide. The text was written by the 2014-2015 fourth and fifth grade Tlingit Culture, Language, and Literacy (TCLL) students at Harborview Elementary in Juneau, who performed it as a play through SHI’s Voices on the Land program. The book was illustrated by Tlingit artist Nick Alan Foote, originally of Ketchikan.
Baby Raven Reads is an award-winning Sealaska Heritage education program that promotes early-literacy, language development and school readiness for Alaska Native families with children up to age 5. The pilot program in Juneau ended in 2017, and SHI received funding to offer the program and to expand it to nine other communities in Southeast Alaska.