Alaska News Nightly: Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

A clearing of trees with sun on the tops
The site where Shís’gi Noow , or the Fort of Young Saplings, once stood in Sitka National Historical Park. A plaque commemorating the spot reads: “The Kiks.ádi clan of the Tlingit Tribe fought here against invading forces in 1804. The Kiks.ádi men and women sought to preserve and protect their land and its resources for this and future generations. At this point, the Kiks.ádi mark the beginning of the Survival March and the dawn of a new era.” (Erin McKinstry/KCAW)

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Wednesday on Alaska News Nightly:

President Biden puts the brakes on new oil and gas leasing on federal lands. And, how Alaska might take advantage of the work-from-home trend. Plus, researchers confirm the location of a 200-year-old Tlingit fort in Sitka.

Reports tonight from:

  • Tegan Hanlon and Tripp Crouse in Anchorage
  • Eric Stone in Ketchikan
  • Jeremy Hsieh in Juneau
  • Dan Bross in Fairbanks
  • Henry Leasia in Haines
  • Erin McKinstry in Sitka

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