As a river eats its way into Newtok, residents are planning their moves to a new village site 12 miles away. One family will move into a house on skis with the ability to migrate as needed with self-contained water and electrical systems.
Taking in 100Stone, a public art installation of human-sized, mud-colored figures scattered across the beach, inching toward Cook Inlet's unforgiving waters, I began to imagine a conversation between the artist and a psychologist. What does art like this say? Can it heal us? How? I got my wish. Artist Sarah Davies and UAA clinical community psychologist Rebecca V. Robinson recently sat down for a conversation on art and healing.Kathleen McCoy
One organizer says he hoped to foster a creative environment in which local students could get hands-on experience with new technology and continue to develop those skills in the future.Shady Grove Oliver | The Arctic Sounder
Graduating with the most recent Anchorage Police Department academy was fire inspector Brian Dean, who went through the class to gain skills to help with the fire department's overwhelming amount of arson investigations.Jerzy Shedlock
A culture-first approach at the Shungnak school is reconnecting students in the Northwest Arctic village of Shungnak with their heritage, through programs like an Inupiaq word of the day, or sessions where elders teach students traditional methods for butchering seal.Shady Grove Oliver | The Arctic Sounder