Tag: Tommy Joseph

Ridicule totem shames Trump, Dunleavy

A big blue house on Monastery Street in Sitka has been the subject of more attention than usual. That’s thanks to an 11-1/2 foot tall totem pole displayed on sawhorses in the front yard. It is one of many of the totem poles around town, but this one is a bit different: it features to figures who have been in the headlines a lot in Alaska: Governor Mike Dunleavy and President Donald Trump. Read More

Traditional canoe in progress at Sitka park

For the next few months carvers will be working at Sitka National Historical Park -- but not on one of the park’s famous totem poles. As part of the National park Service’s centennial, the Sealaska Heritage Institute has commissioned a traditional canoe. The sponsors hope the project allows visitors to look into the past, while the carvers perpetuate this craft into the future. Read More

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