At the end of the presentation at the Elders and Youth Conference in Anchorage, Katie John's family onstage noted that she would have turned 100 on Oct. 15, 2015. Then those attending the conference session sang "Happy Birthday" to her.
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has posthumously named Athabascan elder and Alaska Native advocate Katie John a Conservation Hero. "Katie John belongs to you now -- all of us," her son Fred John Jr. said, motioning to the crowd of approximately 1,000. "She belongs to Alaska."
The deal, worth over $800 million, will give Armstrong majority ownership in the Colville River development and exploration area. But a decision to put off drilling this winter means about 500 contract slope workers won't be hired. Yereth Rosen
Researchers last week ended a month-long cruise through the Bering Sea, investigating how the second year of a warming pattern is affecting the ecosystem, including the nation’s largest fishery.Hannah Colton | KDLG