Our series #FocusWesternAK continues with a look at Shishmaref, a community of 600 located on the edge of the Chukchi Sea — and threatened by climate change.
Prompted by climate and erosion concerns, Shishmaref voted to relocate in Tuesday’s primary. A choice between two potential relocation sites will be voted upon within the year.
Shishmaref climate change awareness advocate Esau Sinnok was recognized Friday as a “Champion of Change” during a ceremony at the White House.
The rescue occurred north of Shishmaref early Wednesday morning after two 22-foot skiffs had run into trouble.
This summer, Pilgrim Hot Springs will go from a deteriorating historical site to an operational community garden. At least that’s the vision of Unaatuq, LLC, which owns the property.
The Board of Education for the Bering Strait School District made the decisions Tuesday at a regular meeting in Teller.
Dennis Davis said sea ice conditions have become less reliable for his fellow seal and walrus hunters. He said the footage he collects with the drone “is like insurance.”
Volunteer Maddie Winchester recently traveled to Shishmaref, Alaska, to collect material for KNOM’s Story49. Like all of our volunteers’ village trips, Maddie’s allowed her to see an incredible slice of life in rural Alaska — and to meet an exceptional young person, advocating for his community.
With Alaska’s deficit nearing $4 billion, Foster says cuts are coming and they’ll have major repercussions for the Bering Strait Region.
In January’s Story49, travel to Shishmaref to hear from Esau Sinnok, a youth activist raising awareness about climate change.