Woman stands in Nome street, smiling, wearing traditional Alaska Native clothing handed down through her family.

Lisa Lynch was crowned Miss Arctic Native Brotherhood in the summer. Although she grew up in Alaska, she now studies classics in Europe. Listen to hear how Lisa went from herding reindeer to sharing her culture in Rome.

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Delbert Pungowiyi sits with a cup of coffee in the IRA office in Savoonga.

When Delbert Pungowiyi was a young man in Savoonga, they had “nine months of winter.” This year, ice barely reached the island. In this two-part series, Delbert shares his memories of growing up on St. Lawrence Island and how he became a fierce voice for his community in a time of great change.

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