Emily attended the Kawerak Regional Conference last week and realized how much she has learned about Alaska Native history and culture over the past nine months.
Anna Rose breaks down break-up, dissecting a week of weather conditions in Nome, from snow to mud to dust.
Zach takes another stab (or slice) at incorporating local game and subsistence food into his blog. Warning: you may be ravenously hungry by the end of this post. Have a snack nearby.
Little more than a week after the spring equinox, Emily says the already-abundant sunlight in Western Alaska “has thrown the KNOM volunteers into a state of full-on euphoria.”
As March cruises past us and April quickly approaches I can no longer pretend this isn’t happening: I have less than five months left at KNOM.…
Tara gets an amazing view of the Aurora Borealis, and forgets to put the memory card in her camera. Sometimes it’s just about the experience.
With no team allegiance, Emily and Tara join some Nomeites at a local bar & grill to take part in the Super Bowl watching. Emily realizes how common experiences connect us to those far away.
Snow, ice, and Zumba. Anna Rose learns 10 lessons (oddities?) from her first Nome winter.
Daynee reflects on how she ended up in Nome. Originally from Bolivia, it was a long journey to school in Washington D.C., and finally to volunteering for KNOM in Nome. “Why Alaska of all places?”
Tara shares a hobby she picked up in her last years of college. Practicing photography continues to motivate her to get out and explore. See some of her favorite shots from Nome so far.