In August, Story49 takes us to Bethel, where we’ll meet Mike Bialy, a local teen with a passion for dance.
In the fall, Nicholai will start at the University of Alaska Anchorage. His goal is to teach Yup’ik language and culture in rural Alaska.
Alaska Native drumming, dancing, and song represent a “common heartbeat” and a “common humanity” for the region KNOM serves. Thanks to you, we helped bring to our listeners a vibrant example of these cultural traditions at a very special event: the 2016 Cama-i Dance Festival.
In April, Story49 journeys to Bethel to get a glimpse of the community’s Teens Acting Against Violence group.
Legal alcohol sales began in Bethel last week. Some community leaders are concerned about how sales may affect dry villages.
A collection of photos from Bethel and the 2016 Cama-i Dance Festival.
The theme of this year’s festival in Bethel was “Nunalgutkellriit Piniutiit Cauyakun,” or “Community Strength Through Drumming.”
The three-day festival starts Friday at the Bethel Regional High School. Performers hail from Hooper Bay to Barrow and Toksook Bay to Chevak.
Unalakleet was buzzing overnight as Iditarod mushers and their dog teams arrived on the Bering Sea Coast. Their sense of urgency was palpable.
Senator Donny Olson joined Republicans in the Senate majority last month, and with that move came funds for one more staffer.