Ketchikan Totem Heritage Center

June 21 and June 23 – In person.

6-9 p.m.

Tináa Making Workshop

[ UPDATE: The workshop is now full but we are taking names and contact info for a waiting list. ]

Tlingit artist Eechdaa Dave Ketah will be visiting Ketchikan in June and has graciously offered to teach a tináa (copper shield) making workshop at the Totem Heritage Center.

Workshop participants will be introduced to the historical place and significance of the tináa in Tlingit culture, and will make at least one tináa pendant with a leather necklace cord using a hammer-shape, metal-forming technique.

This tináa making workshop is free of charge, but there is a $25 materials fee for the pre-made material kits. The kit should be paid for in cash at the time of sign up to reserve one’s place. The workshop is open to the first 12 people that register by contacting Marni Rickelmann at 907-228-2791 or The workshop is open for ages 12+ but any youth under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.