From mysterious lights to magical animal skins, a new project has collected stories, beliefs, and cultural snapshots from the Bering Strait region, all relating to the supernatural. It’ll be the subject of a book expected for 2019.
KNOM listeners are learning the Alaska Native language of Inupiaq, one phrase at a time, thanks to Nome elementary teachers Annie Conger and Josie Bourdon and producer Lauren Frost.
“I am interested in sharing my (Inupiaq) culture and its approach of human respect for everyone and everything.” Meet KNOM community deejay Niviaaluk Brandt.
A big sibling program, dual enrollment with the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, and budgets were on the docket in Wednesday night’s Nome School Board meeting.
The big action items were a tour of the facilities, renewal of teacher contracts, and the approval of new policy.
Nome resident Caitlin Tozier recently traveled halfway around the world to be an ambassador for Inupiaq culture. In Caen, France, she demonstrated Alaska Native games and culture during the American Normandy Festival.
President Obama recently removed the words “Eskimo” and “Aleut” from two pieces of federal legislation, but it may take another generation for it to fade out of Alaska’s Arctic.
The school board has also approved a new literacy program for Nome Elementary and new social studies textbooks for Nome-Beltz Jr/Sr High.
There was standing room only at Old St. Joe’s as 30 graduates from all over western Alaska accepted their diplomas.
“You can tell a lot of people are very proud of their livelihood and where they live,” said Brian Adams.