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New Bering Sea Management Plan to Incorporate Local and Traditional Knowledge

Silhouettes of seabirds flying above an ocean at sunset.

For the first time in its more-than-forty-year history, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) will incorporate Traditional Knowledge from local communities into its core management plans for the Bering Sea region. Many believe that will help the council better manage the complex ecosystem and bring new light to regional issues — such as the changing climate.

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Nome Inupiaq School Aims for 2020 Launch

Marjorie Tahbone, the vice chair of Inuusiq, Inc., teaching an Inupiaq class at the Nome high school.

Bilingual schools for early child learning have long been a priority of those pushing for Alaska Native language revitalization. As debates over public education funding rage across the state, privately-funded learning initiatives — such as an Inupiaq immersion school in Nome — push forward with their plans.

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