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Elder Voices: Harriet Penayah, Part One

This episode is the first of a three-part series featuring Yupik elder Harriet Penayah. When Harriet Penayah was growing up in Savoonga in the 1930s, the Alaska native village looked much the same as it does today. “No igloos,” she says, “no sod houses.” Just wooden-frame homes clustered above the black sandy beach. But, she says,…

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A Visit from Home

Sorry for the late blog! It’s been such a whirl-wind this past week that I thought today was Monday. But Tuesday it is, and time to reflect on what has been an amazing few days at KNOM. My twin sister is visiting from New York City! It has been very exciting to have my sister…

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Native Youth Olympics

The Seal Hop. The Indian Stick Pull. The One-Foot High Kick. Last weekend, Unalakleet hosted the 28th Annual Native Youth Olympics. Over one hundred students from throughout the Bering Straits competed in the district meet, which celebrates indigenous culture and tests athlete’s power, flexibility and determination. Twelve athletes qualified for the State NYO Tournament, led by…

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Sounding Board: Peaceful Parenting

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This week on Sounding Board (Thursday, April 18 at 10am), we’re talking about peaceful parenting and preventing abuse. We all play a role in the social and emotional well being of children in our communities. How do you create a safe and positive environment for children? How do…

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Update News: Monday, April 15, 2013

In Monday’s news: Alaska Legislature wraps up in time – passes bill that gives oil companies a tax cut; Kotzebue investigates death of 7-year old Suyuk Brown; 9-year-old boy falls into glacier crevasse at Arctic Man, presumed dead; Joe Miller announces exploring running against Senator Mark Begich in 2014; Early breakup in Beaufort Sea underscores…

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Update News: Wednesday, April 10, 2013

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.

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TouchStone: Diseased Seals

Spotted seal

This Friday on TouchStone (April 12, 2013 at 10 am) we’re talking about diseased seals. We’ll be joined by two special guests – UAF Marine Advisory Program’s Gay Sheffield and the North Slope Dept. of Wildlife Management’s Dr. Raphaela Stimmelmayr. Tune in to hear the latest on the Unexpected Mortality Event. Start the conversation now.…

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Update News: Tuesday, April 9, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Unalakleet residents boil water due to out-of-order water treatment center; White Mountain attempts to avoid a water system freeze-up; City of Nome gets authorization to remove the Rustler; North Slope oil companies back proposed oil tax overhaul; Evan Booth wins Archie Ferguson Willie Goodwin Memorial Snowmachine Race.

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Sounding Board: Inspirational Teachers

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…

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Update News: Monday, April 8, 2013

In Monday’s news: Environmental groups praise new federal report on arctic management; Alaska House passes bill that gives cities power to remove derelict and abandoned vessels; State Senate okays $2 billion capital budget; Alaska command cancels a second major military training exercise due to sequester; Iditarod veterans and local mushers sign up for Kobuk 440.

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