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
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.