Jacob Ahwinona was interviewed by KNOM for Elder Voices in 2009. He passed away in June of 2012. In his honor, we present an encore presentation of his Elder Voices interview.
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For the past two years, Greg Mitchell has been fighting a one-man crusade against Nome’s litter. He’s walked Nome’s streets and scoured its beaches picking up cigarette butts, plastic bottles, pop cans, and more.
Recently, though, Mitchell’s been getting help. Calling it a “community beautification project,” he’s been accepting volunteers between the ages of 8 and 12 to help him in his fight against garbage. Parents sign a waiver granting their kids permission to pick up trash, while Mitchell provides safety gear, a trash bucket, and more. The first hour is free—Mitchell calls it the civic “honor hour”—but after that, Mitchell pays the kids in cash or in donated items like movie tickets. He says it gives kids something to do during the summer, helps keep the community clean, and even deters would-be litter bugs.
In Monday’s news: Regional tribal government asks Governor Sean Parnell for clemency for 40 fishermen cited last month for fishing during emergency closure of Kuskokwim River; A Friday rally of setnetters in Kenai responds to Governor Parnell, Fish & Game Commissioner Cora Campbell; Air Force in final stages of cleaning up Nome’s White Alice radar [...]
In Thursday’s news: Alaska Air National Guard responds to a downed aircraft north of Fairbanks; Leaders from Shishmaref and Newtok in Washington, D.C. to seek funding for dealing with climate change; Alaska Center for Energy and Power tells Nome city officials Pilgrim Hot Springs geothermal resource could yield up to 10 megawatts; Ethan Berkowitz reports [...]
In Wednesday’s news: Governor Sean Parnell rejects state-run health insurance exchanges for Alaska; The Coast Guard says no damage found on Shell’s oil rig after it slipped anchor Saturday; Mary’s Igloo Traditional Council, recovering from recent fire, receives $50,000 from National Endowment for the Arts; NSEDC begins four “egg take” salmon hatchery programs next week; [...]
In Monday’s news: Governor Sean Parnell seeks federal disaster declaration for king salmon fisheries on Yukon and Kuskokwim Rivers; Alaska Nanuuq Commission, U.S. Fish & Wildlife in Shishmaref detailing new international quota for subsistence harvest of polar bears; Body of woman found south of Barrow identified as 28-year-old Eliza Mae Simmonds; Shell Oil’s drill rig [...]
The Alaska Nanuuq Commission and the US Department of Fish and Wildlife were in Shishmaref Friday to detail a new international quota for subsistence hunting of polar bears in the Bering and Chukchi Seas.
In the early morning hours, a three-building fire in Teller caused the Nome Volunteer Fire Department to respond – first with a planeload of six firefighters and later with several vehicles loaded with crew and equipment. The first group of firefighters arrived in Teller just before 5 o’clock this morning. The fire, burning since around [...]
In Monday’s news: Greenpeace vessel Esperanaza leaves Kodiak, makes its way north in campaign against arctic drilling; The Alaska Judicial Council chooses two candidates for Governor Parnell to appoint to Alaska Supreme Court; Kawerak seeks to lease space for cultural center in planned Richard Foster building; University of Alaska president Pat Gamble proposes two percent [...]
Incumbent Neal Foster is running against Chalkyitsik’s Woodie Salmon in a democratic primary this August to determine who will represent the newly-expanded House District 39. Foster, born and raised in Nome, has been district 39’s representative since 2009, but the state’s redistricting has significantly changed the size of that district: it now spans from the [...]
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