An assistance center is open in Savoonga to bring state aid to residents whose homes were damaged by the latest Bering Sea storm.
Governor Walker’s disaster declaration will give nearly $3 million to Savoonga and Gambell to repair damage left from late 2016 winter storms.
Gambell’s Rodney Ungwiluk spoke with KNOM’s Elder Voices in 2009, sharing stories of his life on St. Lawrence Island.
Preliminary reports suggest that St. Lawrence Island communities Gambell and Savoonga may have suffered different degrees of damage from this weekend’s storms.
The blizzard currently battering western Alaska is but the first of two storm systems to affect the region this weekend, the National Weather Service says. The second is projected to arrive New Year’s Eve.
Along with 6-12 inches of new snow, severe winds, and whiteout conditions, a blizzard coming to Western Alaska may “mobilize” chunks of Bering Sea ice and lead to coastal flooding.
Ora Gologergen was born in Gambell in 1916. Hear tales of her childhood from stories she shared during her 2008 interview in Savoonga.
Many of them had never left St. Lawrence Island. That is, until they were competing in the finals of an international academic competition.
Join Davis, Tyler, Lauren and Karen as they discuss their initial experiences traveling to the villages of Western Alaska.
A new law in California bans the sale of all ivory products, including walrus ivory.