Stories from Southeast

Youth Uplifts Oral Traditions in Wrangell

Mia Weiderspohn is Sitka Conservation Society’s 2022-2023 Living Heritage Research and Communications Intern. Through her internship, and with the support of the US Forest Service Wrangell Ranger District, Mia is investigating Lingít historical and current use of important places around her community of Wrangell. Through her podcast “Mia’s Gift,” she further explores and shares Wrangell’s culture, her personal familial history, and her journey learning the Lingít language. You can find and listen to “Mia’s Gift” on