Vida Susan Davis, a native elder, and leader of Tlingit language revitalization in Sitka died earlier this month. 35 years a Tlingit language instructor, Davis helped many Sitkans develop a cultural identity. Two of Davis’s long-time students, Nancy Douglas and Heather Powell talk about her legacy. They say that thanks to Davis and other native elders they have the tools to continue teaching Tlingit culture.
Students of Vida Davis continue her legacy
The contenders to represent Sitka and its neighboring communities in the Alaska legislature met in a forum this week (10-17-16) at Sitka High School. The issues ranged far beyond the state's budget crisis. more