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Profiles

With Profiles – airing on select weekdays, after the 9am and 6pm weather – we present longer-form news stories about the events, moments, people, and places that are shaping life in Western Alaska.

Profile: Pamyua

Pamyua is fighting to keep traditional drum songs alive and relevant to the modern Inuit experience. The Anchorage-based group plays a mix of traditional drum songs,…

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…

Profile: Language Preservation

An Alaska Native language preservation initiative has been established at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Northwest Campus. Program Development Managers, Barb Amarok and Carol Gales at…

Nome’s Safety Patrol

Since 2004, Safety Patrol has tried to keep Nome’s visitors safe during the town’s busiest seasons. Safety Patrol, a volunteer group organized by Kawerak Wellness and…

Profile: At NEST, Shelter and Soup

Last winter, Shoni Evans made soup for Nome’s overnight emergency shelter almost everyday for seven months. Each morning Evans cooked about 40 cups of muskox stew, caribou…

Profile: Salmon in the Classroom

Unalakleet Elementary School’s fifth grade class is growing salmon. Melissa Towarak’s class is participating in a 4H classroom incubation project, which brings fish eggs and refrigerated…