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A Picture and a Thousand Words

Polar bear boots on display in the school in Gambell

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?

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Update News: September 23rd, 2013

In Monday’s news: U.S. Senate brings up subsistence hunting and fishing at committee hearing last Thursday; Community members in town of Chevak upset after Cup’iq artifacts wound up in dump; UAF Chancellor Brian Rogers warns of budget constraints during annual convocation; Despite the loss of sea ice in the Chukchi Sea, polar bears in the…

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TouchStone: Diseased Seals

Spotted seal

This Friday on TouchStone (April 12, 2013 at 10 am) we’re talking about diseased seals. We’ll be joined by two special guests – UAF Marine Advisory Program’s Gay Sheffield and the North Slope Dept. of Wildlife Management’s Dr. Raphaela Stimmelmayr. Tune in to hear the latest on the Unexpected Mortality Event. Start the conversation now.…

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Update News: Monday, March 4, 2013

In Monday’s news: Iditarod 41 in full swing; Tribes to get more votes at AFN conventions; Polar bears’ endangered species listing upheld by US Court of Appeals; Nuiqsut files law suit against US Army Corps of Engineers for alleged Clean Water Act violations.

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Wear Snow Pants: A Cheechako’s Guide to Alaskan Livin’

Cheechako: noun. (From the Chinook jargon) a person newly arrived to the mining districts of Alaska or Northwest Canada; roughly translates to “newcomer” or “tenderfoot”.  Despite being a cheechako, I have learned a few things about life in the last frontier these past few months. I would like to share some of these with you.…

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