The 2022 school year ended with a strong focus on the future. With extra funding rolled over to the next school year, the school has means to pursue a wide variety of programs for both educators and students. For the district, the list includes creating a multi-cultural art institute, investing in training for teachers and…

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Ukallaysaaq Okleasik, a consultant with Northwest Planning (and KNOM board member), recently took to the airwaves to share about a survey he and researcher Paasha Mahdavi conducted. As language is what holds many key cultural concepts together, it is a crucial connection to one’s heritage, way of life and others. The two hypothesized a correlation…

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Following a tradition extending back more than a century, Nomeites gathered for a Memorial Day parade with words of recognition, song and prayer. This year, KNOM broadcasted live from downtown Nome, reaching those unable to walk in the parade. Peggy Darling, the auxiliary president to the Nome V.F.W., expressed gratitude for all who took the…

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Thank you for walking alongside the mission. As we approach KNOM’s birthday on July 14, it’s a season to reflect on who we are, who we have been and who we are becoming.  When we’re hiking through the wilderness, it’s important to check our gear. Is our backpack heavier than it needs to be? Do…

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