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KNOM News: Delving Deeper

Children hold a large cloth near a reindeer herd on a sunny day on the tundra.

The challenges of continuing Alaska Native subsistence traditions in the modern era have been highlighted in recent KNOM News stories — such as reports on ivory artworks and reindeer herding.

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Santa Goes to Shishmaref

Mr. and Mrs. Claus in Shishmaref, Alaska

Even though ours is a region plentiful in reindeer, that’s not how Santa Claus — and one of our reporters — traveled to one of the communities KNOM serves for a special visit last month.

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Wildlife and new arrivals

  Birds are nesting and salmon are moving upriver as muskoxen roam about, looking for food in small groups. Caribou and reindeer feed on the lush tundra, and bears sit riverside, ready for a fish feast. In Western Alaska during the summer, wildlife truly are both wild and lively – and, often, nearby, in close…

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