“What makes it a language nest instead of just a day care is that it’s going to provide the parents and the grandparents with learning materials,” Hattie Keller said of a new Inupiaq “language nest” project coming to Shishmaref. The nest will be run by Inuusiq, Inc., a non-profit of which Keller is the Board Chair.
Beda Slwooko was born on St. Lawrence Island, in Gambell, Alaska. Beda remembers growing up in her grandparents’ house. She shares stories from her childhood, recalling her grandfather as a trapper, the busyness of life in the summer, and when she learned English and chose to turn to Christianity.
NOAA has tailored a plan for Alaska’s Arctic because of the value of the region’s lucrative commercial fisheries, its marine and avian diversity, and its subsistence culture — all of which stand to be impacted by rising temperatures in the Bering Sea.
Introduced in February of last year, the Water Resources Development Act, now called the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act, has officially been signed into law.
Three seemingly unrelated burglaries hit Emmonak last weekend, causing damage at the local clinic, the Ryan Air office, and the Department of Transportation building. Investigations continue into all three incidents; no suspects have yet been identified.
Nome was dark for about twenty minutes last week due to inclement weather conditions.
Matt Shuckerow, Communications Director for Congressman Don Young, explained the benefit of a provision for a Galena land transfer included in the NDAA, “In 2013 there was massive flooding from the Yukon River… By securing the transfer, this gives Galena the option to potentially move that town, to ensure their safety from future floods.”
On Saturday, a man acting alone was caught on video breaking into the Covenant Church and stole just one item, a large bottle of hand sanitizer. Troopers are not releasing the suspect’s name or information at this time, as the suspect has yet to be charged with a crime. The investigation is still ongoing.
Hear a 2009 conversation with Jacob Ahwinona, born in Death Valley, around Fish River, about 90 miles from Nome.
The Norton Sound Health Corporation in Nome has its own Behavioral Health Services Unit to help clients with various addiction issues, including addictions to opioids or prescription drugs.