web-posted Wednesday, September 20, 2017
The days are getting shorter and full of rain. Many Southeast Alaskans are dreading the impending seasonal shift. In Hoonah however, one 12-old boy is pretty excited. Standing over his garden, Ted Elliot pops another snap pea into his mouth.
web-posted Wednesday, September 13, 2017
As a lifelong Sitkan I have grown close to our coastal rainforest. As I head off to my first year of college this fall, I know I will miss this place. However, I can’t help but wonder — how much will it change?
web-posted Wednesday, August 16, 2017
It’s a cloudy Tuesday in July. At 4 a.m., it’s already light out, and Jeff Feldpausch and Mike Smith are preparing for a trip up to Sitkoh Bay to harvest sockeye salmon and halibut. It’s just another day in the office for them: a boat trip to a remote area of Southeast Alaska to harvest food for the Sitka Tribe of Alaska’s (STA) Traditional Foods Program.
web-posted Wednesday, August 9, 2017
The numbers don’t lie. According to the most recent Alaska Victimization Survey, 47 percent of adult women in the City and Borough of Sitka have experienced intimate partner violence, sexual violence or both; seven percent in the past year.
web-posted Wednesday, July 19, 2017
The Training Rural Alaska Youth Leaders and Students (TRAYLS) program was launched on June 5, 2017, as a pilot program designed to train rural Alaskan youth and young adults in various forestry related skills.
web-posted Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Della Cheney’s book “Weaving Our World,” published on May 26, is a reminder of the importance traditional practices can, and should, still have on the world today.
web-posted Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Anna Brown Ehlers’ artistic mastery in Chilkat weaving has earned her a place as one of the nine recipients of a 2017 National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) National Heritage Fellowship. This is the nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts.
web-posted Wednesday, June 21, 2017
The Sitka Summer Musical Festival has big dreams and they are taking actions to make them come true.