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‘Can I offer you a nice meme in this trying time?’ Anonymous locals serve Sitkans satire with new meme page

The world may have “Banksy,” but Sitka now has its own anonymous artist, who uses the internet -- rather than buildings -- as a canvas for a satirical take on local news and events. KCAW recently discovered the person who runs the “Sitka Memes” account on Instagram -- but the identity of the “memester” remains a mystery.  Read More

Finding activism through art: A Q&A with Tlingit illustrator Michaela Goade

Sitka illustrator Michaela Goade received national attention in December for her Google Doodle of Alaska Native leader Elizabeth Peratrovich, whose legacy is honored annually on Feb. 16. Goade made headlines again last month as the first Indigenous person to win the Caldecott Medal. Following news of her award, KCAW’s Erin McKinstry interviewed Goade about her work. Read More
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