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Polar climate change has brought along opportunities for diverse organizations to work together to meet the needs of sustainable development. Sustainability is a word buzzing through talk about...
KING ISLAND CARVERS - Inside the King Island Carving Studio in Nome, Thomas Barr and Matthew Tiulana are focused on their artwork. Pictured on the left, Barr is polishing mammoth ivory jewelry. On the right, Tiulana is repairing a walrus bone piece.
As concerned Alaska Natives raise their voices in opposition to domestic ivory ban laws passed in a growing number of states, the entire ivory carving community remains uncertain about the future of...
Mark Johnson won common council seat F in last Tuesday's runoff election.
Unofficial results of the November 1 municipal runoff election between Nome Common Council seat F incumbent Matt Culley and challenger Mark Johnson suggest that Johnson won by a significant margin....
RIBBON CUTTING— Rep. Neal Foster, left, and Nome Mayor Richard Beneville, right, cut the ribbon at the grand opening ceremony of the Richard Foster Building on Friday, Oct. 28. Looking on are Jimmy Foster, left, Hoa-Nih Foster, right, and Iris Magnell.
As a bona fide fall storm with high winds and gusts peaking at 55 mph ripped through the region, the invited guests to the opening ceremony blew through the glass doors of the newly built Richard...
OLD MUSEUM— The old museum building on Front Street has housed the Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum and the Kegoayah Kozga Librarty for almost 50 years.
As a home for thousands of artifacts and decades of history, the Carrie M. McLain Memorial Museum in Nome has made its mark on residents, passersby and tourists throughout the years. Remarkable in...
FIELD HEARING—  Dr. Rosita “Kaahani” Worl, of the Sealaska Heritage Institute, Tara Sweeney, executive vice president Arctic Slope Regional Corporation, Susie Silook, ivory carver from St. Lawrence Island and Margaret Williams, managing director Arctic Program for World Wildlife Fund, testified at a field hearing of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Fishers, Water and Wildlife during the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention on Oct. 21. 
Federal laws banning the sale, use or possession of ivory from African elephants are now having a “chilling effect” in the U.S. on Alaska Natives who legally utilize walrus, mammoth and mastodon...
Citing imminent loss of the sea ice it needs to survive, the Ninth Circuit on Monday upheld federal protection of a subspecies of the Pacific bearded seal under the Endangered Species Act.      The...
STILL MISSING— Joseph Balderas was reported missing on June 27.
Last week, the City of Nome organized a last search effort to look for Joseph Balderas, a Nome man who was reported missing in late June. Extensive searches in June and July have not yielded any...
2016 AFN— A dance group from Minto performed during  the Quyana performances at  last week’s AFN convention, held in the Carlson Center in Fairbanks.
The largest representative annual gathering in the United States of any Native peoples, the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention, commenced on Thursday with a bit of reflection and renewal. This...
Nome Common Council Monday evening with a unanimous vote introducing an action that would change Nome ratepayers’ water and sewer bills. If the utility-rate-raising ordinance survives second reading...

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