Local leaders have drafted a letter outlining their vision for the Arctic’s future as Kotzebue prepares for President Obama’s visit today.
“Instead of having one region try to advocate for responsible development in the Arctic, you have three regions with very, very different backgrounds doing it together as a single voice,” said Matt Ganley with BSNC.
How are small Alaska Native communities to balance tradition with modernization? That’s the question leaders addressed in the second day of talks on the proposed Ambler mining road.
As a state-backed industrial road that could pass through the Ambler region moves into an environmental phase, the promise of jobs conflicts with local concerns.
In Monday’s News: Charges dropped against Unalakleet Police Officer who shot a bear under order from city council; Crane in place & airport repair project nearing…