Anna Brown Ehlers Honored at the 2017 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Concert

Anna Brown Ehlers Honored at the 2017 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Concert

Anna Brown Ehlers is Tlingit from the Yéil (Raven) moiety, Gaanaxteidí clan of the famed Whalehouse. She was born and raised in Juneau, and her parents' ancestral home is Klukwan. Ehlers grew up watching her grandmothers—Mary Betts and Marie Peters—do beadwork and skin sewing, and she apprenticed under master weaver and 1986 NEA National Heritage Fellow Jennie Thlunaut, a close friend of her grandmother Mary. She was honored at the 2017 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Concert on September 15, 2017, at Lisner Auditorium in Washington, DC. Please enjoy this segment from the event webcast.