26 Apr '18, 10pm

Sitka Tribe of Alaska, National Park Service Form Historic Partnership: Sierra Club

Sitka Tribe of Alaska, National Park Service Form Historic Partnership: Sierra Club

Earlier this April, the Sitka Tribe of Alaska and the National Park Service announced a historic collaboration at Sitka National Historical Park , known locally as “Totem Park.” The Tribe will co-manage the park’s interpretation program, which includes greeting visitors at the front desk, leading interpretative walks and talks, and running natural history and cultural history education programs. “It’s been a longstanding vision of our tribal council to have some role in the management in Totem Park,” says Lisa Gassman, general manager of the Sitka Tribe of Alaska . “It’s the realization of the vision of our council and the elders.” David Elkowitz, superintendent of Sitka National Historical Park, looks forward to having a Native American representation at the park. “The Sitka Tribe of Alaska has expressed a long-term interest in seeing Alaska natives working with the park ...

Full article: https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/sitka-tribe-alaska-nati...

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