There were tears, threats, applause, yelling and a couple of Nazi references before a controversial minor-offenses ordinance passed 4-3 Tuesday at the Haines Borough Assembly meeting.
Changes in the Arctic are contributing to a new state of northern marine ecosystems, according to more than 100 Arctic scientists and local experts that recently published multiple research papers on several facets of the topic. That is to say, theres no going back.
The Kivalina Native Store burned to the ground last December. But now it's reopened and is busier than ever.
Despite challenges -- including short growing seasons and even, in some cases, 24-hour sunlight -- gardeners across Alaska's Arctic are successfully growing their own food.
Re-Locate, a Kivalina group working to move the community threatened by coastal erosion, was one of 38 recipients -- among 1,300 applicants -- of a grant from ArtPlace America. The money will be used to integrate arts and culture into the field of community planning and development.
Kotzebue middle schoolers Katelyn Dela Rosa and Tahayla Baker were among 47 students who built and flew their own drones as part of the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Programs STEM Career Explorations camp.
Whaling crews and helpers took turns cutting up muktuk into bite-sized pieces Monday afternoon in Barrow as the celebration of Nalukataq marked the end of whaling season.
A recent multiyear community archeology project at Cape Krusenstern National Monument was been recognized for its research, public outreach and local education efforts last week when it was named a winner of the 2015 John L. Cotter Award for Excellence in National Park Service Archeology.
A Web app developed at the University of Alaska Fairbanks lets oil field companies know when its safe to build ice roads over sensitive areas on the North Slope.
Commercial fishermen in the Arctic are readying their nets and boats in preparation for next months chum run in the Kotzebue region. And after last years second-highest run on record, all involved are expecting another big year. But big fish numbers dont always mean huge paydays.
This year, WEIO is set for July 15-18 in Fairbanks and will draw Native athletes and dancers from Alaska, Canada and Greenland.
Before this spring's whaling season began, a Ptarmigan -- a small drone designed and built by a UAF engineering student -- flew over the Arctic Ocean near Barrow, making a three-dimensional map of the sea ice that allowed whalers to take a closer look at ice conditions and find the best routes to open leads.
Special Olympics athletes in Barrow strutted their stuff in Bethel earlier this month at the 3-on-3 Unified Basketball Tournament, earning a second-place finish out of eight schools competing. And for those involved in the Barrow program, theyre hoping this latest tournament is the start of something big.
Last week in Kotzebue, youth and elders from all the communities in the Northwest Arctic gathered for a conference focused on language and other traditional values. Participants took part in roundtable discussions and workshops aimed to continue the dialogue about culture and traditions between young people and their elders.
As a result of a changing climate, new species of fish, insects and plants are sprouting up in remote areas across the state. Thats one of the transformations noted in a new climate and health assessment report released by the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium last month.