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 Monday’s news: Impact of marine mining in Norton Sound again in the spotlight; Senator Lisa Murkowski held second listening session on subsistence last Thursday; Former aide to Senator Lisa Murkowski now working as lobbyist; NASA engineers and scientists developing app to assist in Alaskan flight safety.
In Monday’s news: GCI announces Unalakleet has terrestrial broadband services; Four bowhead whales landed in Savoonga; 2013 CITGO fuel program deadline approaching; BSSD has another NYO record holder; Nome’s Laura Samuelson reappointed to State Historical Records Advisory Board.
In Thursday’s news: Bethel judge deciding if subsistence fishermen have spiritual right to fish; First effects of heroin use being seen in Nome; Senator Lisa Murkowski and rest of women in Senate attended dinner at the White House last night.
In Friday’s news: Noorvik man in custody after pointing semi-automatic rifle at VPSO; City of Emmonak still working on water/sewer vacuum system; Senator Lisa Murkowski hosted Senate hearing on subsistence in Bethel; Bethel senator says Alaskans deserve better than proposal eliminating water reservation applications; Nome District Attorney responds to animal rights group regarding Iditarod dog [...]
This month’s Elder Voices celebrates Raymond Seetok Sr, a Kingikmiut elder from Wales. Raymond was born in Wales in 1946. A whaling captain, husband, and father, he grew up with twelve siblings in the traditional Inupiaq way. He speaks about the hardships he faced, and Inupiaq lessons his elders and parents passed onto him about [...]
In Wednesday’s News: Small plane crash near Kalskag hospitalizes three people; Pete Kaiser enters Norton Sound 450, race begins today; Protecting subsistence hunting waters and preparing for increased vessel traffic discussed at Bering Straits Maritime Symposium in Nome.
This Thursday on Sounding Board (December 6, 2012 at 10am), we’re talking about subsistence hunting. Why is subsistence important to your family? Has hunting in your village changed over the years? If so, how? What are your favorite stories or memories of subsistence hunting?
In Friday’s news: Climate change is impacting subsistence bowhead whaling; Scientists say they’ve resolved one of biggest arguments in climate change debate; The Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission’s former director sentenced for embezzlement; Anchorage Democratic senator retained seat in state Senate.
In Thursday’s news: U.S. Coast Guard still waiting for detailed report of oily substance samples taken from wildlife on St. Lawrence Island; Norton Sound Regional Hospital had Grand Opening Celebration, yesterday; Five crew members from Polar Wind were rescued after tug & barge went aground; Federal scientists say lack of summer sea ice is changing [...]
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