Tag: Sesquicentennial

Indigenous voices call for a new kind of Alaska Day

The holidays are a time of tradition, but also reflection for why we celebrate the way we do. And in Sitka, no holiday is as much of a lightning rod for cultural debate as Alaska Day. In part one of a two-part series on “Navigating Sitka’s Colonial History,” KCAW’s Emily Kwong reports on how two perspectives for one holiday collided. Read More

Different lineup for Alaska Day parade

Due to ongoing construction on Lake Street, the lineup for Wednesday’s (10-18-17) Alaska Day parade has changed. The Sitka Police Department has instructed marchers to line up along Oja Way and Monastery Street, down to Lincoln Street. Read More

Staging a one-act for the 150th

Sesquicentennial coordinator Jeff Budd and director Taylor Ciambra recruit actors for a one-act play about the Transfer written by Zack Desmond, to be performed October 14. The play is more nuanced than the traditional Alaska Day melodrama, and touches on themes of racism and inclusivity. Read More

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