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Yup’ik model turns heads

“I wore my headdress, qaspeq, dance fans, ivory necklace and bracelet. I was turning heads,” Cheri Alstrom of St. Mary’s said.

Language-engagement survey results

“Language is larger than just the language itself — its culture, its connectedness to community and its willingness to also be part of that community,” Ukallaysaaq Okleasik with Northwest Planning said.

Elder Wisdom: These are the words we must remember

Elder Wisdom spots, derived from episodes of the longer form Elder Voices program, package important life lessons in accessible, bite-sized portions. Through oral tradition, Elders pass on the knowledge and values of their cultures. The spots have been very popular on social media and shared widely.

Dear Friend… (October 2022)

Listening requires humility.  In the cultures of Western Alaska, people take time to listen: not speaking over another, not planning the next sentence while the other person speaks. That kind of selfless listening requires humility. Fully taking in what someone has to say honors the other person and opens the door for honest sharing. On […]

Nomeite starts Ocean Knowledge show

With a local and cultural context, Megan Onders of Nome sparked conversation about the ocean ecosystem, concerns and subsistence over the airwaves. Onders, who works at the Alaska Ocean Observing System, invites guests to share their expertise during the weekly Ocean Knowledge program. The show aims to provide inspiration and tools for people to become more engaged in ocean stewardship.