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Posts by Laureli Kinneen

Burmeister Upbeat at Iditarod

After resting for 5 hours 19 minutes, Aaron Burmeister left Iditarod at 6:05pm Thursday – most likely for a 90-mile run through the hills to Shageluk and on to Anvik. Two teams departed before him – Martin Buser at 2pm and Aliy Zirkle at 5:20pm. Burmeister left with 15 dogs and hinted that when his…

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Update News: Friday, January 25, 2013

In Friday’s News: Social Security payments to switch to electronic payment March 1st, recipients wanting a paper check need to fill out waiver; Sen. Begich co-sponsoring legislation aimed at improving mental health care; New trial date set for Teddy Kyle Smith, charged with attempted murder, assault, etc.; Coast Guard still investigating mystery petroleum source found…

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Update News: Thursday, November 29, 2012

In Thursday’s News: Whale struck in Savoonga on Tuesday could be biggest in Savoonga history; Disaster declared for Napaskiak for damages cause by October storm; BP takes another blow, EPA suspends future contracts between company and federal government; Nome’s own Ellie Martinson wins Iditarod Booster Button contest.            

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Profile: Kaatiluta

This Saturday the Bering Straits Foundation, Sitnasuak Foundation and friends invite Nome residents to Kaatiluta. The event celebrates Alaska Native and Native American Heritage Month. BSF Executive Vice President and event organizer Moriah Sallaffie says Saturday will simply be a time of celebrating the diverse native cultures in Nome. The name means “all of us,…

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PROFILE – We Breathe Again

New Hampshire documentary filmmaker Marsh Chamberlain teamed up with Alaska Native leader Evon Peter to create a feature-length documentary called We Breathe Again. The film features people throughout Western Alaska that have been affected by suicide. While creating awareness, Chamberlain and Peter’s goal is to inspire people to choose paths of healing through telling people’s…

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2012 AFN – Carol Wren Demonstrates Success Beyond Barriers

This year’s theme for the AFN Convention is Success Beyond Barriers. President Julie Kitka says the theme shows the resiliency of the Alaska Native people to overcome the many challenges that Alaska Natives face – especially in rural Alaska. Carol Wren, an Inupiaq woman raised for a short time in a foster home and later…

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