What if you could trace your family to a single man who lived over ten millenia ago? It’s a mind-boggling concept that Southeast Alaskan Natives may one day have a chance to contemplate. Scientists recently took advantage of one of the largest gatherings of Southeast Natives to collect DNA samples from volunteers. They want to learn more about how Southeast Alaska Natives relate to other Native Americans and maybe establish a link to one of the oldest remains ever found in Alaska. Matt Miller has the story.
- About 4,500 acres of heavily-logged forest will return to wilderness under a deal involving the federal government and a Southeast Alaska Native corporation.
- Andy Larson, 79, and Matthew Hanes, 32, hoisted from S/V Rafiki about 170 miles south of Sand Point early Wednesday.
- The company that sent the first big luxury cruise ship through U.S. and Canadian Arctic waters is preparing the Crystal Serenity for a repeat performance in 2017. But one expert believes this year’s historic transit doesn’t mean the Arctic is likely to become a hotspot for global shipping anytime soon.
- Federal fisheries oversight required in some busy Alaska salmon fisheries