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Large casks used for fermenting walrus meat in Savoonga.

Profiles: Svnga Thrift

Zachariah Hughes traveled to Savoonga to hear how the community is dealing with the economic disaster of this year’s record-low walrus harvest.

Quyana Night

AFN: Day 2

Speakers presented throughout the day on a variety of topics, including suicide prevention, subsistence rights, and respect for youth and elders. The Akula Elitnaurvik, Kuugmuit, Di’haii…

Teller Road screenshot

Frontier Individualism

Yesterday, Zach came across an article by Gene Weingarten from the May 1, 2005 edition of the Washington Post Magazine in which Weingarten describes Nome as…

Update News: October 11th, 2013

In Friday’s news: AK fishermen lack easy access to healthcare; Haines Borough amends charter to end corporate personhood; AFN needs volunteers in advance of annual convention…

Update News: October 7th, 2013

In Monday’s news: Alaska currently experiencing a dangerous outbreak of syphilis; NANA announces to shareholders it won’t be paying out a dividend this year; Coast Guard…

Mush!

I can’t believe that no one has written about going mushing. Last week Tara, Zach, and I joined a local KNOM volunteer on one of his…

Update News: Tuesday, July 16, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Alaska Redistricting Board adopts final district plan for voting in Alaska; U.S. Coast Guard opens forward operating location in Kotzebue; Post-doctoral fellow researching…