ANS, ANB Pick Officers at 109th Grand Camp

At the Alaska Native Brotherhood and Alaska Native Sisterhood 109th Grand Camp Convention, Marcelo Quinto of Juneau was elected ANB president and Daphyne Albee of Seattle was elected ANS president.

The convention, held in Juneau in October, was a hybrid event, with participation in-person as well as on-line.   

“We’re  looking forward to a year of progress with these great  officers working together.  We are from different towns and different generations with a common dedication to civil rights,” Albee said.

“The issues that the previous generations fought for are important today,” Quinto said. “We’ll be visiting classrooms to inform younger people and help them get involved with our non-partisan organization working to support voting rights and equality in schools.”

Other officers elected are:

Woodrow Watson, Saxman, ANB Grand First Vice President; 

Heather Powell, Hoonah, ANS Grand First Vice President; Paul Johnson, Ketchikan, ANB Grand Second Vice President; and Cyndi Reeves, Anchorage, ANS Grand Second Vice President.

Also, Eric Morrison, Juneau, ANB Grand Treasurer; Elias Chase, Portland, ANS Grand Treasurer; Tamzyn Alzyout, Portland, ANB Grand Secretary; Carol Duis, Haines, ANS Grand Secretary; Chad Titell, Sitka, ANB Grand Sergeant at Arms; and Mary Moreno-Soots, Anchorage, ANS Grand Sergeant at Arms.

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At a Glance

(updated 1-31-2023)

By Sentinel Staff

The state Department of Health and Social Services has posted the following update on the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Alaska as of 12:15 pm Tuesday, January 31.

New cases as of Tuesday: 792

Total cases (cumulative) statewide – 291,060

Total (cumulative) deaths – 1,436

Case Rate per 100,000 – 108.66

To visit the Alaska DHSS Corona Response dashboard website click here.

COVID in Sitka

The Sitka community level is now "Low.'' Case statistics are as of Tuesday.

Case Rate/100,000 – 70.4

Cases in last 7 days – 6

Cumulative Sitka cases – 3,264

Deceased (cumulative) – 10

The local case data are from Alaska DHSS.






February 2003

By GIL TRUITT: It seems like only yesterday that I was aboard the Alaska Coastal Airlines Grumman Goose, taking off from Wrangell, headed for my hometown, Sitka, in February 1947. I was a student at Wrangell Institute at the time but that was quickly forgotten when the “Goose” pulled up on the Japonski Island ramp. The big student movement to Sitka from Wrangell had begun. The creation of Mt. Edgecumbe High School was under way.



February 1973

 This year’s theme for the Sitka High School girls third quarter challenge is “Beat the Pudgies.” ... Becoming a member guarantees taking off or readjusting inches, taking off excess pounds, developing muscle tone and losing unnecessary flab.