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A look back: a village trip in ’08

Danielle with Patrick Omiak, Sr.

Boat arrival in Wales, Alaska

Travel by KNOM volunteers to the communities we serve has long been an essential part of our mission; thanks to the sponsorship of a regional air carrier, our flights to these communities are usually free.

The photos above offer a glimpse into a special trip five years ago, when volunteer Danielle Sylvester ventured to Wales, Alaska to report on a music festival. Her travels allowed her to meet respected elder Patrick Omiak, Sr. and to witness the sea arrival of the festival’s performers, who braved choppy waters in small boats to attend the celebration.

 

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This article is part of the May 2013 edition of our newsletter, The Nome Static.

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