The origins of Sitka are lost in time. Though often referred to as the capital of colonial Russian America, New Archangel, Sitka, has its beginnings as a major Tlingit Indian Village. “Shee Atika”, which translates roughly as “settlement on the outside of Shee (“Shee” being the Tlingit name of Baranof Island)”, was established between approximately 10,000 years ago.

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Conventions & Meetings

Destination convention and meeting calendar.  "Welcome" window signs distributed to downtown members with retail storefront to welcome delegates to Sitka and your place of business.  FREE access to convention delegate folders for your promotional materials.


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Government Relations For Tourism

Representation as a group of tourism issues in front of the Sitka assembly, in trade organizations, at the state capitol and to other government entities for a more powerful political voice than you have alone which works to maintain political support that allows the visitor industry to do its job.

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