Sixty-four-year-old Kathy Hope Erickson was nearing retirement, when she decided to run for Chair of Sitka Tribe of Alaska - and won. Erickson is the first woman to hold the position in recent memory and has a long family history with Sitka Tribe. Downloadable audio.Read More
Unofficial results from Tuesday’s election have given Kathy Hope Erickson the top Tribal job with 109 votes. There were also four open seats on the Tribal Council. Michael Miller and Bob Sam were reelected, while Wilbur Brown and Nancy Douglas were newly elected to the council.
Kathy Hope Erickson was the guest Castaway on Deserted Island on Friday, January 7th, 2013. Lo and Behold Kathy actually took a picture of her dessert on her island! She also selected ten songs she would choose to have with her, if stranded, perhaps forever. She also chose pear pie with streusel top as her favorite dessert. Kathy remembers her early years in Sitka, lip syncing as The Supremes (see below) and traveling across the country on the program. Below you can hear the show, see Kathy's list of ten songs and link to a pear pie recipe.