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For subsistence hunters in the northern parts of Alaska, the bowhead whale has been a part of their diet for generations. However, scientists have found that as sea ice has dwindled in Arctic waters, a new predator has moved in to feed on the marine mammals: killer whales.

Glacier Bay National Park acquires ancestral site of Hoonah Tlingit

Oct 8, 2020

A Tribe in Southeast Alaska has won permanent protection for the site of a historic Tlingit village whose descendants claim centuries-old ties to Glacier Bay. Complex negotiation secured 150 acres that had been eyed by commercial developers.

Yukon River mushers struggle to feed dog teams after poor salmon runs

Oct 7, 2020

Mushers on the Yukon River are struggling to feed their dogs because of weak king and chum salmon runs this year.

Pat Moore is one of nine mushers that live in the Yukon River village of Tanana. He has about 20 dogs in his yard, and was trying to sell most of them when the coronavirus pandemic shut intrastate travel down in March.

Even when there isn't a pandemic, finding the right doctor can be tough in rural eastern Ohio. Reid Davis, 21, and his mother Crystal live in Jefferson County, which hugs the Ohio River near West Virginia. Their home is surrounded by farms, hayfields and just a few neighbors.

"To the nearest hospital, you're talking about 50 minutes to an hour," Reid Davis says.

Sitka’s urban Native corporation has a new look — and a new outlook — following annual board elections in September.

Lifelong Sitkan Rob Allen has been named to chair the board, and he’s hoping to steer Shee Atiká Incorporated toward sustainability and profitability. 

Part I of our “We Are What We Eat” series.

Three years ago, chef Sean Sherman, a member of the Oglala Lakota tribe, published a Lakota cookbook about pre-colonization foods. He started his quest when he realized there weren’t many regional-focused Indigenous cookbooks on the market.

A mistake prevented residents of a Y-K Delta community from being able to vote in Alaska's primary election. The Alaska Division of Elections said that it didn’t know people were living in Mertarvik until a week before the election. About 130 people have been living there for the past year. On top of that, Newtok never received supplies for its election, resulting in only 17 people there voting in the primary.

Newtok regains power after month-long outage

Oct 2, 2020

After a month-long outage, the village of Newtok has power again. During that month, families lost entire summer subsistence harvests stored in their freezers. Here’s why it took so long to turn the lights back on.

Ambler Metals is a company dedicated to the development of the copper-rich Ambler Mining District in Northwest Alaska. But it can’t move forward without the blessing of NANA Regional Native Corporation and permits from local governments

Could the Malaspina Glacier melt into a new bay on Alaska’s southern coast?

Sep 30, 2020

Researchers from the University of Alaska Fairbanks began looking at big changes to one of the state’s biggest glaciers. It’s melting so rapidly that it could create a new bay north of Yakutat.

What’s happening at the Malaspina Glacier may be the largest landscape transformation underway in the United States.

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