Welcome to the Kasaan Whale House

Welcome to the Kasaan Whale House

Drumbeats resound through the forest as I make my way along the Kasaan Totem Trail to the Whale House. The Haida singers’ voices, rhythmic and strong, fill the trees. The easy trail is wide and flat, and soon there is a view of the beach through the forest fringe. I...

Move to the Rhythm of your Culture

This story originally appeared in the August 2016 issue of 61° North Magazine. Pacific Bloom Polynesian Productions Embracing the swaying wind through the island trees and the powerful cadences of unyielding tides, Polynesian dancing is art and action. Here along the...

The Safest Theatre on 4th Ave.

This story originally appeared in the August 2016 issue of 61° North Magazine. Sandy Harper, co-founder of Cyrano’s Theatre Company and Off-Center Playhouse, can find her way through the 86-seat theatre in ink-black darkness. She’s had 24 years to memorize each...
Life up north: 4 places to explore Alaska culture

Life up north: 4 places to explore Alaska culture

To flip through a digital version of the 2016 Visitors’ Guide to Alaska, please click here. With 11 distinct Alaska Native groups, the 49th state is bursting with a wide variety of culture all its own. Start in Anchorage where you’ll get an introduction to each...