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A dance performance at Kingikmiut

A Joyful Visit to Alaska’s Far West

Volunteer producers Maddie and Mitch recently traveled to the community of Wales for one of our region’s most notable annual events: the Kingikmiut Dance Festival, which brings together practitioners of traditional Alaska Native music and storytelling from throughout KNOM country.


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?