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Profile: Rural Recycling

With the addition of a new recycling facility out at the landfill, Nome and the Bering Straits region continue developing a waste management strategy unique to rural conditions. The approach is split between an urban recycling model that removes potentially hazardous waste from communities, and the indigenous practice of salvaging as much as possible for…

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Profile: She went to Antarctica; meet Sarah Aarons

Sarah Aarons will be analyzing ice cores this year. She’s a PHD candidate at the University of Michigan and the ice cores she drilled herself in Antarctica in November and December of last year. She’s looking at the ice to study paleoclimatology – the history of the climate at the Taylor Glacier. What she will…

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Update News: January 8th, 2014

In Wednesday’s News: Rep. Neil Foster briefed constituents in Nome on upcoming legislative session, addressing budget cuts, deep-draft port, HB-77, and redistricting; U.S. District Court sentences former president of Native Village of Tatitlek on misapplication charges; Bernice Joseph, renown Native leader and educator, passed away Tuesday morning; Climate scientist Dr. Jennifer Francis explains how alterations…

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Profile: Historic Cultural Trauma

November is Alaska Native and Native American Heritage month. The second week of this month, the community of Nome engaged in dialogue on the historic cultural trauma experienced by Alaska Natives. The Nome Social Justice Task Force commissioned Jim LaBelle, an Alaska Native Studies professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage, to lead the discussion.…

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