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A Place Among the Stars

The Northern Lights in Alaska (Photo: Creative Commons)

In an audio essay, Gabe discusses the various communities he’s becoming a part of in Nome and Western Alaska, and some of the challenges that come with moving to this new, far-away place.

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Elder Voices: Nancy Walunga

Gambell, Alaska on St. Lawrence Island. Courtesy of Kklunder Kathie Klunder.

Born outside Gambell, Nancy Walunga shared her story with KNOM’s Elder Voices in 2012, at the age of 85. Hear her speak in both Siberian Yup’ik and English. Nancy shares, “It’s important to let them know who you are, where you are from, your language.”

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Wales’ Song and Dance

Alaska Native dancing inside the Wales gymnasium

Alaska Native music and dance festivals are powerfully moving events, KNOM volunteer reporter Gabe Colombo discovered in the community of Wales this year. “It was amazing to see,” he says.

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Tundra to Table

It’s a food-focused edition of the volunteer audioblog: Karen talks about their victory winning a salmon filet and options for preparing it, Zoe reveals how they get fresh greens, and Gabe recounts his experiences at an Eskimo feast.

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Elder Voices: Georgianne Anasogak

Koyuk, Alaska

Georgianne Anasogak remembers being constantly on the move during her youth — from Shaktoolik to Elim, and ultimately to her home in Koyuk, where KNOM interviewed her in 2011. “Elder Voices” brings you the stories of western Alaska’s elders.

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