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Anaktuvuk Pass gardener brings new life to ancient foods with Arctic agriculture

In her small backyard in Anaktuvuk Pass, Nasuġraq Rainey Hopson opens the hatch to a wooden box . Inside, a flurry of teenage chicks looks up in surprise. “They’re like little dinosaurs,” Hopson says with a smile. Hopson eats the eggs and meat and uses the chicken poop as fertilizer for her garden. She says growing food locally just makes sense in a place where a one-pound cabbage can cost $12. But it’s not exactly common. When she started gardening about a decade ago, her neighbors were...

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Anaktuvuk Pass gardener brings new life to ancient foods with Arctic agriculture

Dec 2, 2019

In her small backyard in Anaktuvuk Pass, Nasuġraq Rainey Hopson opens the hatch to a wooden box.

Inside, a flurry of teenage chicks looks up in surprise. “They’re like little dinosaurs,” Hopson says with a smile.

Hopson eats the eggs and meat and uses the chicken poop as fertilizer for her garden. She says growing food locally just makes sense in a place where a one-pound cabbage can cost $12. But it’s not exactly common.

BLM responds to Tribes' criticism over planning process for draft resource management plan

Dec 2, 2019

Orutsararmiut Native Council calling the federal planning process for how 13 million acres of public land is managed in the region “woefully inadequate.” U.S. Bureau of Land Management says that it's taking more steps to reach out.

At a federal subsistence meeting in Bethel in November, Bonnie Million reassured Tribes that BLM always open to government-to-government consultation.

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