Orthodox Christians across Alaska will go from house to house singing carols behind a shiny, spinning pinwheel which represents the Star of Bethlehem. Fr. Michael Oleksa explains that no one really knows how “starring” came to Alaska.
Sixty-four-year-old Kathy Hope Erickson was nearing retirement, when she decided to run for Chair of Sitka Tribe of Alaska – and won. Erickson is the first woman to hold the position in recent memory and has a long family history with Sitka Tribe. Downloadable audio.