Back to Their Roots

Two women pick berries on the tundra

A first-of-its-kind “plant symposium” in Nome was a platform for sharing traditional knowledge about the nutritional and medicinal value of local berries, flowers, and other tundra plants.

Image at top: Anne Marie Ozenna and Eva Menadelook search the tundra for local plants to harvest. Photo courtesy of Sara K. Bowman.

A close-up of a human hand gesturing toward tiny berry plants on the tundra
A patch of nagoon berries. Photos courtesy of Sara K. Bowman.