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U.S. Senate passes bill with funds for murdered and missing indigenous women

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate agreed to spend $6.5 million to tackle the epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous women . It’s a small line-item within a massive spending package, but it’s one Sen. Lisa Murkowski is proud to have included. “That opens up funding to go … to investigate cold cases and just really put some energy behind this issue,” Murkowski said. Spotty data makes it hard for researchers to quantify the killings and disappearances of Native women. The spending bill directs...

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Bethel's Ben Charles is taking On climate change in new Inuit Circumpolar Council initiative

Nov 14, 2019

How can young people address climate change? Ben Charles of Bethel is taking on that challenge as part of a new initiative from the Inuit Circumpolar Council. He’s been named to a new group called the Emerging Alaska Inuit Leaders Initiative.

UAF radar systems offer a variety of uses for Bering Strait region

Nov 14, 2019

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.

UAF researcher Rachel Potter talked about the potential benefits high-frequency radar could offer to Western Alaska.

Ivory workshop gives a place for struggling Anchorage carvers to work

Nov 13, 2019

In a cluttered downtown Anchorage workshop, Leon Misak Kinneeveauk pondered what to do with small walrus skull on an afternoon in late October.

“I think I’m gonna make a mask out of that,” he said.

For the third year in a row, the Sitka Tribe of Alaska partnered with the Forest Service to grow Tlingit potatoes. Alaska Natives have cultivated these tubers in Southeast for several hundred years. Now, the Tribe is trying to raise the profile of the crop both as an important cultural link and as a potential tool in its drive for food security.

U.S. Senate passes bill with funds for murdered and missing indigenous women

Nov 11, 2019

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate agreed to spend $6.5 million to tackle the epidemic of missing and murdered indigenous women.

It’s a small line-item within a massive spending package, but it’s one Sen. Lisa Murkowski is proud to have included.

“That opens up funding to go … to investigate cold cases and just really put some energy behind this issue,” Murkowski said.

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