Amanda Murphyao, one of the Sitka Fellows, is working on a dissertation about Alaska and Nunavut, the northernmost territory in Canada. Nunavut was added to Canadian maps 40 years after Alaska was added to U.S. maps as a state. Murphyao’s work examines how those events played out.
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Murphyao: On maps, Alaska and Nunavut
A pair of Southeast legislators is asking the governor to include Southeast fishermen in Alaska’s request for federal disaster relief under the Magnuson-Stevens Act. more
Ohio-based poet Nikki Zielinski is the artist-in-residence at the Island Institute this October-November. She originally planned to work on poetry revisions while here, but she's been surprised by the beauty of Sitka, the bears wandering our streets, and the way "wildness presses in" on civilization here. Zielinski will host a workshop/reading 6:30 PM November 2 at the Island Institute. Downloadable audio. more