For Native elders who grew up in rural Alaska, the desire to die at home runs deep. But taking care of elders in rugged and isolated villages is a complicated task.
Among the few home-grown elements in “The Proposal,” set in Sitka, AK, is a Tlingit wedding chant, composed by a local musician.
Loren Sands, AKA Halfsmoked, is an unlikely rap artist. The young musician writes lyrics influenced by the people, places and cultures of Southeast Alaska.
Sitkans who came downtown to celebrate Independence Day were rewarded with glorious weather. But there were other things to love about the Fourth of July.
In Southeast Alaska, residents and legislators were already celebrating the Fourth of July holiday when news broke about Governor Sarah Palin’s resignation.
Elderly and disabled Alaskans seeking Medicaid coverage for home-based care are going to have to wait. And no one knows how long.
Emily Johnston, a Cu’pik artist from Nunivak Island, Alaska, learned to weave grass baskets from her mother. Now she’s passing on the tradition.
To celebrate St. Lazaria Island’s centennial as a bird refuge, local agencies hosted the first public tour of the island, where 500,000 seabirds make their nests.
Alaska has a robust senior care program, but one segment of the older population is having a difficult time finding the care they need: those with mental illness.
The Summer Band, a middle- and high school marching band in Sitka, Alaska, debuts a concert version of the Saturday Night Live sketch, “More Cowbell.”