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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In Wednesday’s news: Kawerak celebrates 40th anniversary with Regional Conference; ICC President and Ltn. Gov. talk Arctic Policy at Kawerak conference; Alaska Senate passes abortion bill that narrows definition of “medically necessary” abortions; Nome Board of Education opposes private school bill.
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 Tuesday’s News: Man arrested in death of homeless woman from Eagle Village; Kawerak to be included in the Richard Foster Building; Producers of Bering Sea Gold donates $20-thousand toward East End Park; Nine stranded boaters rescued near Kotzebue; Alaska Native Language Archive makes available research in EndangeredLanguages.com.
In Monday’s News: Museum vote expected to fill City Council Chambers tonight; Kings hit Nushagak River; Arctic Trading Post sells, Nome Covenant Church to open teen center; Seward Fire Department to resume search of missing Mt. Marathon runner; New Norton Sound hospital to showcase native artwork.
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 [...]
In Wednesday’s news: Local and national groups meet in Nome to discuss ways the Bering Strait & other arctic environments can be protected; Two Shell vessels leave Seattle for exploratory drilling in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas; The Nome School Board considers expanding Anvil City Science Academy charter school; TriWest Healthcare and Norton Sound Health [...]
In Tuesday’s news: The Nome City Council discusses the city’s stance on upcoming Coastal Management ballot initiative; Alaska legislature moves alcohol regulation to Department of Commerce; A federal three-judge panel to hear arguments Thursday on state’s redistricting plan; State health officials say the percent of overweight or obese students in Anchorage schools declined last year; [...]
This Friday and Saturday, Kawerak and Nome Eskimo Community are holding their annual e-waste event in Nome. Timed to work in conjunction with the City of Nome’s spring cleaning initiative, the event collects old electronics – ranging from computers and iPods to televisions and microwaves – and transports them to Seattle for recycling. The e-waste [...]