In Wednesday’s News: Limited air service resumes in Emmonak after flooding; Fifty residents return to post-flood Galena; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers collects public input on deep draft port study; Fisheries managers vote new restrictions on Gulf of Alaska trawl feet; Maliqiaq Padilla teaches Greenland-style qayaqs at NACTEC.
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In Tuesday’s News: Subsistence fishermen and advocates rallying at fishery meetings in Juneau; FEMA estimating monetary damages from flood in Galena; Galena community cleaning up from major flooding; City of Nome building Richard Foster Building at Anvil City Square next spring.
In Monday’s News: Nome miners and officials talk off-shore dredging safety and regulations at Old St. Joe’s; Port of Nome expects busiest summer on record; Nome Police Dept publicizes ATV safety; Political candidates already announcing runs for 2014 election.
“Always teaching Always learning An Elder speaks While listeners observe intently Learning from brain to heart…” – Yaayuk Alvanna Stimpfle Episode I: Elim Episode II: Solomon Episode III: Nome, Elim, and God
In Monday’s News: Galena evacuees taking up temporary residence in Fairbanks to escape Yukon River flood; Alaska Community Action on Toxics in Nome to blow whistle on military toxins; Judge Timothy Dooley sworn in to Nome Superior Court; Tok fire grows to 1,000 acres; BP Alaska plans to bring two new drill rigs to North [...]
In Monday’s News: State and tribes clash in Kuskokwim fishermen ruling, says AVCP President; Galena concerned about flooding with ice jam in rising Yukon River; Old oil tank farms pose safety threat in rural Alaska; National memorial for Alaska Native and Native American veterans proposed by grassroots effort.
There’s a new resource in town for expecting mothers. The Pre-Maternal Home and Healthy Start are offering Childbirth Education Sessions, Thursdays from 12 to 1 at the patient’s hostel in Nome. The free sessions are a welcoming, supportive space for pregnant women. Labor and delivery nurses and childbirth educators talk about whatever the women want [...]
With sea ice receding and shipping traffic on the rise, maritime organizations have begun developing policies to regulate shipping and development in the Bering Straits. Many in the region are concerned. They fear those policies will ignore subsistence hunters’ needs. Kawerak is doing something about it. Kawerak is compiling traditional knowledge of walrus and seal habitats. [...]
This week on Sounding Board (Thursday, May 16 at 10am), we’re talking about the oil tax cut. The bill narrowly passed the legislature in April. Critics have begun collecting signatures for a referendum to repeal the controversial measure. Proponents say the tax cut will encourage production and boost Alaska’s economy. Opponents say it will devastate [...]
This series features Yupik Elder Harriet Penayah. Listen to the previous episode here. Harriet Penayah stays active in her community. The 80 year-old elder teaches children native drumming and dance. She also recently opened up her home to her community’s youth. Savoonga has no teen center. After the “hang-out place” closed down, Harriet saw teens [...]