A portion of Katlian Street in downtown Sitka remained closed over the weekend, after an unmaintained building showed signs of collapse. The structure, known in English as “On The Point House,” dates from the early Twentieth Century, and is one of a handful clan houses remaining in Sitka from that era.
The Sitka School Board will open its meetings with an indigenous land acknowledgement beginning in October. The board unanimously approved including the acknowledgement at its September 1st meeting. Members said it was an important gesture of respect toward the community’s history and its elders.