St. Lawrence Island will be eating bowhead this week after a local teenager caught Gambell’s second whale of the season Monday night.
From mysterious lights to magical animal skins, a new project has collected stories, beliefs, and cultural snapshots from the Bering Strait region, all relating to the supernatural. It’ll be the subject of a book expected for 2019.
“What makes it a language nest instead of just a day care is that it’s going to provide the parents and the grandparents with learning materials,” Hattie Keller said of a new Inupiaq “language nest” project coming to Shishmaref. The nest will be run by Inuusiq, Inc., a non-profit of which Keller is the Board Chair.
“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.
President Obama recently removed the words “Eskimo” and “Aleut” from two pieces of federal legislation, but it may take another generation for it to fade out of Alaska’s Arctic.
In the fall, Nicholai will start at the University of Alaska Anchorage. His goal is to teach Yup’ik language and culture in rural Alaska.
The theme of this year’s festival in Bethel was “Nunalgutkellriit Piniutiit Cauyakun,” or “Community Strength Through Drumming.”
The 30-minute TV program, “When the Water Took the Land,” will premiere this Sunday and then air again on Tuesday.
Nome could soon be home to an intensive treatment facility for those struggling with addiction and substance abuse.
This month, Story49 features Moses Wassilie of Nunapitchuk, Alaska. In this episode, Moses reflects on his favorite works and artistic journey.