Tag: demonstration

Sitkans march to commemorate, celebrate Juneteenth

Around 150 Sitkans marched on Friday (6-19-20) to commemorate Juneteenth. The holiday celebrates the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. Specifically, it acknowledges the day in 1865 when enslaved people Texas finally received word of their liberation, over two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. Read More

Treaty politics fuel tension, criticism at Sitka salmon meeting

The top two officials from ADF&G held a town hall meeting in Sitka this week (5-21-18) to discuss the rationale behind ongoing deep restrictions in the commercial king salmon harvest. However, few of the 160 or more commercial trollers or processors in the room appeared satisfied with the politics, as Dep. Commissioner Charlie Swanton defended his strategy in renegotiating the Pacific Salmon Treaty with Canada. Read More

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