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Alaska Natives pushing against budget cuts say the state can learn from their cultures

As communities across Alaska react to deep state budget cuts, some Alaska Natives are saying the state can learn from their cultures how to survive hard times. They said Alaska Natives are galvanized to try to prevent the cuts from happening — or to step in to respond if they do. A Native Issues Forum on July 30 in Juneau included brainstorming ideas on how to respond to the cuts . AlexAnna Salmon, the president of the Igiugig Tribal Village Council, said Alaskans can learn from Alaska Native...

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Alaska Natives pushing against budget cuts say the state can learn from their cultures

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As communities across Alaska react to deep state budget cuts, some Alaska Natives are saying the state can learn from their cultures how to survive hard times. They said Alaska Natives are galvanized to try to prevent the cuts from happening — or to step in to respond if they do.

A Native Issues Forum on July 30 in Juneau included brainstorming ideas on how to respond to the cuts.

Nome museum exhibit embraces new and Old Native food traditions

Aug 15, 2019

A new multimedia exhibit at the Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum showcases traditional Native foods and the ways they are prepared throughout the Bering Strait region.

The exhibit incorporates footage from both the U.S. and Russian sides of the Bering Strait:

As he speaks, Igor Pasternak watches his own footage from July 2017.

State of Alaska raises concerns about Red Dog Mine spill cleanups

Aug 13, 2019

Bering Strait athletes have winning days at WEIO

Aug 12, 2019

This year's World Eskimo Indian Olympics, or WEIO, finished with athletes from the Bering Strait region taking home top honors in multiple events. The four-day event ran from July 17 to 20 in Fairbanks.

Athletes from Nome, Unalakleet, Shishmaref and other regional communities spent a good deal of time on the podium during competition.

Remembering 1919, one hundred years later

Aug 9, 2019

A century ago, Bristol Bay was changed forever by two simultaneous calamities: The Spanish flu pandemic and the collapse of the salmon run.

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