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Sitka vigil a chance to mourn, reflect on history of residential schools

Communities across the United States where residential schools were once located are reckoning with their own history this week, following the discovery of a mass burial site at a former residential school for Indigenous children in Canada. At 7 p.m. on Sunday (6-6-21), Sitkans will gather for a candlelight vigil to remember the 215 children and acknowledge local history on the Sheldon Jackson campus. Read More

Candlelight vigil for Mackenzie Howard in Sitka

Sitkans hold a candlelight vigil for Mackenzie Howard of Kake at 6 pm on Fri., Feb. 8, 2013 at the Salvation Army. Alaska State Troopers received a report that the 13-year-old's body had been found shortly before midnight on Tues. State troopers are investigating the case as a homicide. Vigils are being held for Howard across Alaska this evening. Read More

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