Mt. Edgecumbe junior Shanelle Afcan of Nunam Iqua attended a cooking class by Rob Kinneen, an Anchorage chef and the founder of Fresh49, an organization that raises awareness about the benefits of using local foods. Afcan created this audio postcard.
As part of his tour through Southeast earlier this spring, Kinneen stopped in at Sitka’s Mt. Edgecumbe High School and taught a cooking class. Although Kinneen is a Tlingit, with roots in Petersburg, Sitka, and Metlakatla, he is a ready hand with delicacies from other regions, including muktuk sushi.
Kinneen’s visit to Mt. Edgecumbe was co-sponsored by the Sitka Conservation Society and SEARHC Health Promotions.
Afcan is a student reporter at Mt. Edgecumbe.