Author: Tash Kimmell

Point House repatriation in Sitka marks new chapter for Kiks.ádi Clan

It’s not an uncommon story for cultural artifacts, or tribal property  to go missing or fall into the wrong hands. A less common story? For those objects to be returned. In Sitka this July , a Kik.sadi clan house was repatriated  after nearly 20 years in the possession of another clan. Its new legal owner, Jerrick Hope-Lang,  hopes the historic exchange will spur a greater conversation about repatriation

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Lisa Murkowski talks climate change, Roe v. Wade, and winning the youth vote on the campaign trail to keep her Senate seat

Sen. Lisa Murkowski stopped in Sitka Friday while on the campaign trail to keep her seat in the US Senate. Originally from Ketchikan, the republican has represented the state for nearly 20 years on the senate floor, and has emerged as one of the most important swing votes in government. Murkowski sat down with KCAW’s Tash Kimmell to discuss her thoughts on issues ranging from climate change, to winning the millennial vote. 

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KCAW hopes to bring wind and solar to Port Alexander with new project

In the sleepy hamlet of Port Alexander in Southeast Alaska, amenities like wifi, cell service and even electricity are a luxury.  Diesel generators run everything and fuel isn’t cheap  so conservation is a cornerstone of daily life.  Now, Sitka’s Raven Radio hopes to help the remote community conserve energy by updating its aging radio transmitter with wind and solar power. Listen Below:

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