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. [...]
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This week on Sounding Board (Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 10 am), we’re talking about inspirational teachers. Can you remember a teacher who believed in you? Did you ever have a coach who gave you a second chance? Who was an elder who motivated you to keep going when times got tough? What message would [...]
In Thursday’s news: Alaska Native communities getting funding from USDA to improve water quality; First Alaskans Institute hosted Elders & Youth Conference in Anchorage; Alaska woman wins 2012 Community Health Leaders Award.
The Caleb Lumen Pungowiyi Scholarship program offers 5 thousands dollars per semester for 4 registered tribal members from the Norton Sound, the Northwest Arctic, and the Arctic Slope regions. The scholarship deadline was originally the end of July, but that deadline has been extended to Friday, August 10th.
In Monday’s news: The 15th International Congress on Circumpolar Health convenes in Fairbanks today; The Caleb Lumen Pungowiyi scholarship program extends its deadline to August 10th (hear more in Monday’s Profile); Alaska State Troopers say assaults against law enforcement officers on the rise; Mirroring a national trend, health officials in Alaska see an increase in [...]
In Thursday’s news: Several villages and dozens of boats protest subsistence fishing closures along the Kuskokwim; Small plane crash north of the Brooks Range injures 3; Governor Parnell appoints Anchorage attorney Chuck Ray to Bethel Superior Court; Nome City Council approves $10.7 million budget, considers property tax mill rate increase; Costs for this year’s special [...]
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