Thousands continue to protest in North Dakota, at the site where an oil pipeline is under construction. The events in Standing Rock have sparked demonstrations for clean water and tribal rights across the country, including Sitka.
D.J. Thielke is a fiction writer and one of six Sitka Fellows in residency at the Island Institute this summer. Much of her fiction has focused on the role of technology on identity in modern life. She is currently finishing and editing a collection of stories that focuses on this theme. In Sitka, her project is to do further research on a new story about the oil business and the way it shapes local economies associated with the rig. Downloadable audio.Read More