The Friends of Sheldon Jackson Museum
Annual Meeting

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024

5:30pm AKT

Location: Westmark Conference Room, Sitka & on Zoom 

This event is free of charge for all attendees.

Guest Speaker: Chuna McIntyre (Yup’ik)

Artist, Scholar, Conservator, Story Teller

McIntyre will present on the diaspora of Yup’ik art with emphasis on masks.

Chuna McIntyre is a Yup’ik garment maker, painter, storyteller, and cultural expert. Born in Eek, a small village on the coast of the Bering Sea, McIntyre learned traditional Yup’ik dance, stories, and songs from his grandmother. He later founded and directed the Nunamta Yup’ik Eskimo Singers & Dancers, a troupe that has traveled the world.
In 2007, he was an artist demonstrator at the Sheldon Jackson Museum and in 2019, the Sheldon Jackson Museum brought him back for a consultation project focusing on the documenting the Yup’ik mask collection.

                                                                              Photo: McIntyre examining a qasgig model in collections storage at the Sheldon Jackson Museum in 2021.


Additional Meeting Information:

5:30 PM,  hors d’oeuvres and renewal of memberships and registrations.

5:45 PM,  a short business meeting and election for board members.

6:00 PM, presentation by guest artist Chuna McIntyre.

This event is made possible with the support of Aspen Suites Hotel  Sitka.


To learn more, email or call (907) 747-6233.