In this interview, Tori Houser, the Recreation Staff Officer for the Wrangle and Petersburg Ranger Districts, discusses the exciting developments in Anan. The conversation covers the reconstruction of the Anan Bay cabin, the growth of tourism in the area, the installation of a new bear viewing deck, and the financial investments aimed at boosting tourism infrastructure.
This film was created at The Stories of the Land film and storytelling workshop in Wrangell, Alaska in the Spring of 2023. Stories of the Land included 7th and 8th grade students at Stikine Middle School. They worked to document and tell stories reflecting the long and varied relationships people have had with the land and water around Wrangell, on the traditional lands of the Shtax’héen Kwáan. This project was funded by KTOO through the Youth Cultural Heritage Program (AK State Council on the Arts and Rasmuson Foundation), Crossett Foundation and ASCA Workshop Grant.
This video was filmed on Tlingit Land. Learn more about land acknowledgements at native-land.ca.