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Pamyua co-founder’s new album features some of Alaska’s best-known Indigenous pop artists

Qacung Stephen Blanchett’s new album may be solo, but it has some big Indigenous pop super group energy . Qacung, who is one of the co-creators of the Inuit band Pamyua, brought several other Indigenous Alaska musicians along for the ride on his inaugural solo album, including Juneau’s Arias Hoyle who goes by Air Jazz. The result is Miu: a record imbued with the polish of decades in the music industry, the rich texture of soul, funk, rock and hip hop, and the wisdom shared across generations...

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Mabel Baldwin-Schaeffer is the first Tribal coordinator for the Alaska Fisheries Science Center’s Communications Program

She was born and raised in Kiana, a small Iñupiaq village on the Kobuk River in northwest Alaska, and said she will bring that perspective with her. 

Home lunch delivery is vital to Haines seniors

Jul 27, 2021

When the COVID pandemic closed the Haines’ Senior Center, the lunch program turned into a daily delivery, and it’s become a vital service for local seniors in Haines and Klukwan, and there’s room for expansion.

The Haines Senior Center is still closed, due to the COVID pandemic. But each morning, meals are prepared there by a dedicated staff with Southeast Senior Services, packed in insulated bags, and loaded onto one delivery van.

Qacung Stephen Blanchett’s new album may be solo, but it has some big Indigenous pop super group energy.

Qacung, who is one of the co-creators of the Inuit band Pamyua, brought several other Indigenous Alaska musicians along for the ride on his inaugural solo album, including Juneau’s Arias Hoyle who goes by Air Jazz.

Former Bethel elementary school principal Christopher Carmichael received a 25-year sentence in Bethel on July 21, 2021, for a state charge of sexual assault of a minor in the second degree. (Photo by Dean Swope/KYUK) Edit | Remove

Murkowski, Energy Secretary announce energy grants for Alaska Native communities

Jul 26, 2021

U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm announced 13 Tribal energy grants, about half of which are going to Alaska Native communities.

Granholm said the grants from the Office of Indian Energy will help meet President Biden’s climate goals. In total, she said, they will fund some seven megawatts of clean power generation and battery storage.

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