Jorie Ayyu Paoli receives a standing ovation after her keynote speech (Photo: Gabe Colombo, KNOM, 2017)

Jorie Ayyu Paoli delivered the keynote address at the Kawerak Leadership Summit in Nome. “Our community — we’re like the willow,” she said. “You can cut the willow down, you can cut it back, to try and get rid of it, but if there’s even a shred of root, it will re-grow and thrive.”

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Two men with shovels stand aside a mound of dirt behind KNOM's garage

Even amid the challenges of operating a radio station in bush Alaska, such as an instance of vandalism at KNOM Studios earlier this year, our mission remains continually blessed — and continues, thanks to you.

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Dina Sagoonick’s life growing up in Shaktoolik as a young girl was traditional, and in the ways that she and her family relied on dog teams, hunting, and trapping, it was a way of life that had sustained her ancestors for thousands of years. And yet her life was also uniquely full of change, a…

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