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Archive for October 2013

Update News: October 31st, 2013

In Thursday’s news: Searchers in the lower Kuskokwim continue looking for Nick Cook and Jim Napoka; Councilman Stan Anderson sends a letter of apology to NSHC’s Board of Directors after Monday’s comments; Ahead of next weeks 4.5 million acre lease sale in the NPR-A, subsistence hunters warn that the pace of development in North Slope…

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Profile: Pilgrim Hot Springs Geothermal Project

Since late August, researchers and drillers have been living on site at Pilgrim Hot Springs, working around the clock to answer Nome’s energy question: Can Pilgrim fuel a geothermal power plant? Engineers say yes. And a crew has been collecting data all summer to confirm that answer. Listen below to hear an in depth review…

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Update News: October 30th, 2013

In Wednesday’s news: After two months of drilling at Pilgrim Hot Springs, work crews are packing up. Hear today’s profile; Board of Ed meets to discuss audit, strategic plan, Native Education Parent Committee; Senators from N. Dakota and Alaska introduce a bill for a commission to protect Native children; AK state legislators considering legislation banning…

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Update News: October 29th, 2013

In Tuesday’s News: At last night’s Nome Common Council meeting the condition of the animal shelter was brought up, and councilman Stan Anderson made a controversial remark about the condition of Old St. Joe’s; Recent study finds migratory birds in the Y-K Delta can be pathogenic hosts to Eurasian viruses; The community of Savoonga is…

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Kawerak President Melanie Bahnke Testifies in Senate Hearing (full address)

U.S. Senator Mark Begich held a Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Field Hearing at the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention, Saturday. Leaders from various Alaska Native regions testified including Kawerak President Melanie Bahnke, raised on St. Lawrence Island, in Savoonga. Listen, below, to Bahnke’s powerful testimony to Senators Mark Begich and Lisa Murkowski. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/10/2013-10-28-profile-senate-hearing-bahnke.mp3

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Update News: October 28th, 2013

In Monday’s news: At last weekend’s AFN conference, Kawerak President Melanie Bahnke addressed a senate committee on subsistence issues; A 40-year-old Noorvik man shot and wounded by AST has been charged with two felony counts; Alaska recently distributed safety cards made especially or Alaska Native women; Nome’s Anvil City Science Academy and Extensions Correspondence both…

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AFN: Day 2

Speakers presented throughout the day on a variety of topics, including suicide prevention, subsistence rights, and respect for youth and elders. The Akula Elitnaurvik, Kuugmuit, Di’haii Gwich’in, Stebbins, Wooshi.ji.een, Tikigak, and Tanacross dance groups performed at Quyana night with much audience participation.

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AFN: Day 1

AFN Morning Assembly (2013)

People from across the state of Alaska assemble for the 2013 AFN conference – after a night out for Rock the Native Vote in Fairbanks.

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