Join Davis, Tyler, Lauren and Karen as they discuss their initial experiences traveling to the villages of Western Alaska.
“If I feel like I’ve met with people and there is an emotional connection there and a relational connection, then to me, that’s a success… for me it was successful because I felt good, and I feel sad to leave,” said an intern of his experiences during the cultural retreat in Stebbins last week.
One of the last projects of KNOM volunteer Emily Russell, prior to her departure from Nome, was to compile a series of photographs of Stebbins, Alaska, which she visited twice in her ’15-’16 term. It’s part of our new series, #FocusWesternAK.
Our #FocusWesternAK series continues with a look at Stebbins, Alaska, in both summer and winter.
Stebbins took control over housing from the regional non-profit, hoping to speed up the building process, but it’s actually led to stagnation and overcrowding.
GCI recently announced plans to bring high-speed internet to ten more communities in the region this year. Stebbins is on that list, and while many are excited for faster service, some fear their subsistence lifestyle could suffer.
“There will be no delays. There will be vivid, vibrant colors, and it will be immediate, interactive sharing of data and information back and forth between people,” says GCI’s Heather Handyside.
Volunteer news reporter Emily Russell recently returned from two special places well within KNOM’s listening range, Stebbins and Koyuk, Alaska, both of which welcomed her warmly: with hospitality, stories, and fish.
Emily looks back on her recent travels to Stebbins and Koyuk, where people shared their stories with her and even sent her home with some frozen fish.
The Alaska Board of Fisheries will review commercial, subsistence, and boundary proposals for the Norton Sound and Port Clarence Fisheries.