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This is What it Means to Say Barrow, Alaska

Volunteer producer Dayneé changes hats, reporting on the Nalukataq celebration in Barrow, Alaska: “I am not a newsie at heart. I compensated for it by giving myself more prep time and a few pep talks in front of the mirror that went something like, ‘You’re assertive! You ask questions! You can walk up to strangers and ask coherent, intelligent questions!'”

Muktuk (photo credit: Panganga Pungowiyi)

Story49: Janelle Everett

June’s episode of Story49 is all about food. Please join Janelle Everett of Barrow, Alaska, as she describes how she combines the southern home-style cooking that…

Polar bear boots on display in the school in Gambell

A Picture and a Thousand Words

Preparing for her departure from Nome, Emily reactivates her dormant Facebook account. She faces a choice: What experiences from Western Alaska can be shared with social media, and what stories are better told face-to-face?

The Teller Dance Group at the Kawerak Regional Conference

A Western Alaskan Education

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.

Three hatch model Aleut baidarka by Sergie Sovoroff

Sounding Board: Native Crafts

This week on Sounding Board (Thursday, March 27th at 10am), we’re talking about Native and traditional crafts. With the forces of a cash economy and alternative…

Story49: Stephen Blanchett

In November, Story49 featured Stephen Blanchett of Bethel, Alaska. Stephen is a founding member of the band Pamyua. In this episode, Stephen discusses his musical inspirations…

Story49: Marjorie Tahbone

In October, Story49 featured Marjorie Tahbone of Nome, Alaska. Marjorie shares her story about studying abroad in Nunavut, winning Miss Indian World, and her decision to…