On December 19, the Western Arctic Caribou Herd Working Group voted to support changes to four different proposals on hunting regulations: most notably, the establishment of registration permit hunts within hunting units 21, 23, 24, and 26.
On this week’s episode of Elder Voices, we visit with Unalakleet’s Irene Katchatag, through her interview with KNOM from April 2002.
A new survey suggests the Western Arctic Caribou Herd is smaller than previously thought; it may impact the decision on whether to change hunting restrictions in Unit 23.
Helping certify educators, Nome’s Northwest Campus recently hosted teacher camp, a unique opportunity to learn about the space where Alaskan schooling and Alaskan culture intersect.
Our #FocusWesternAK series continues with a look at Stebbins, Alaska, in both summer and winter.
“I am addressing my way of life,” subsistence hunter Walter Sampson said at last week’s meeting in Kotzebue, wary of sport caribou hunters being allowed back into Unit 23.
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.
The Federal Subsistence Board has closed Unit 23 to outside hunters this fall, but the yearlong ban hasn’t cleared up the controversy or confusion surrounding the hunt.
One of KNOM’s most popular recent stories concerns Savoonga, a community in our region that recently caught its second whale of the season.
A new study in the Journal of Physical Oceanography suggests that rising temperatures in the far north could result in warmer water, or what’s known as spicier water.