Tag: Dionne Brady-Howard

Honoring Gil Truitt, lifelong Mt. Edgecumbe Brave and caretaker of local history

Mt. Edgecumbe High School celebrated Gil Truitt Day on Tuesday and honored the Tlingit elder and local historian with a plaque dedication and tribute. The holiday has been part of the school’s Founders Week celebrations for two years, but it’s particularly poignant this year, the first since the death of the former teacher and administrator last July. Read More

2020: The year we came together, living distantly

While solving the Jessica Baggen cold-case was the biggest news in Sitka in 2020, we answered plenty of other questions: How to live together in uncertain times, how to educate our children, and how to adapt and move forward. Read More

On a quiet Alaska Day, small Kiks.ádi ceremony replaces cannon fire with talk of ‘reconciliation’

Sunday (10-18-20) was Alaska Day, and in any other year, Sitka’s downtown would’ve been packed with visitors and locals celebrating the town’s biggest event. This year, the Alaska Day organizing committee cancelled the parade and other public events because of the coronavirus pandemic. But, the growing effort to rebrand the holiday “Reconciliation Day” continued. Read More

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