Tag: history

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

20th century photographs on display at STA

Gil Truitt, a local historian, has donated a collection of historical images to the Sitka Tribe of Alaska. Many are copies of prints by E.W. Merrill. The images are on display at 456 Katlian Street from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Friday, October 16th. Read More

The History's Past

For the past two weeks, visiting Aleut/Alutiiq cultural artist and musician, Patrick Lind, taught classes at the Sitka Fine Arts Camp, and demonstrated his art in the gallery of the Sheldon Jackson Museum. He’s been a teacher for 16 years and scours museum archives to learn more about ancient techniques. Lind came from Homer to share his expertise in hopes of passing a little cultural history along to the younger generation. Read More
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