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Newest Native Veteran Allotment Act Requires Further Implementation

Last month at the Alaska Federation of Natives convention in Fairbanks, Senator Dan Sullivan met with veterans from around the state. The discussion centered around newly enacted legislation that will allow Alaska Native Vietnam War veterans to receive allotments of land.  In March of 2019, President Donald Trump signed the John D. Dingell, Jr. Conservation, Management,…

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UAF Radar Systems Offer a Variety of Uses for Bering Strait Region

For years, coastal cities across the lower 48 have been using high-frequency radar systems to monitor and track ocean currents. Now, the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) College of Fisheries and Sciences are bringing similar technology to the Bering Strait Region. KNOM’s JoJo Phillips spoke with a researcher from UAF about the potential benefits high-frequency radar could offer to Western Alaska.

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Seward Regional Advisory Council Recommends Changes to Moose Regulation

Photo credit: Douglas Brown via Flickr Creative Commons.

Early last week, the Seward Peninsula Subsistence Regional Advisory Council (RAC) met in Nome and voted to recommend several changes to the Federal Subsistence Board regarding moose regulation in Unit 22D Remainder. On Tuesday the RAC meeting began with a series of local and regional subsistence reports. Council Member Elmer Seetot Jr. of Brevig Mission…

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Alaska’s Polar Bear Co-Management Centered in Nome

Polar Bear

Last week, the Alaska Nannut Co-Management Council (ANCC) officially opened its headquarters in Nome. The ANCC, which represents Alaska Native tribes and hunters that rely on polar bears for subsistence, was founded in 2017 by members of the public and supported by regional organizations, such as Kawerak and the North Slope Borough. The council’s board,…

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Elder Voices: Helen Larson

From Summer of 2019, join Helen Larson as she returns to her childhood home of Solomon and, in turn, reflects on the nature of what home has meant to her all these years gone by.

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