In recent years, a movement to recognize Reconciliation Day in place of Alaska Day continues to gain steam.
Since 2017, a growing group of Sitkans has held a mourning ceremony on Alaska Day at the bottom of Castle Hill while the transfer ceremony takes place at the top.
Hot serve favorites include French toast, breakfast omelet taco and oatmeal for breakfast. The lunch menu includes cheeseburger, burritos and grilled chicken burgers.
The meeting was public — sort of. It wasn’t easily accessible. There was no way to call in. The legislative information office, or LIO, was closed for the state holiday. So the meeting wasn’t streamed like others are during the legislative session.
Alaska Native people gather before Alaska Day in Sitka to share knowledge and to heal.
The director of the Sitka Historical Society has been in an extensive—and somewhat bizarre—email exchange with a Russian event promoter named Alex Chupilkin.