Dunleavy spoke with Alaska Public Media about the state of the pandemic, his relationship with lawmakers and the outlook for next year.
In this newscast: USFWS begins review of polar bears’ endangered species status; FAA tries to make flying in Alaska safer; Fat Bear Week’s great voter turnout; Rare turkey vulture sightings in Alaska
Grete Bergman was among the first Gwich’in women to get traditional facial markings since colonizers barred the practice. She and markings artist Sarah Whalen-Lunn did it for their daughters.
Although the Indigenous music scene has been gaining traction, Native American groups still don’t get the opportunities that mainstream artists do. But Juneau’s Rock Aak’w festival aims to change that. On this Friday’s Juneau Afternoon, Steven “Qacung” Blanchett will talk about how it’s been a longtime dream of his to bring a festival like this…
Bird biologist Jim Johnson says there’s broader evidence that the nomadic turkey vulture is expanding north.
The regional subsistence advisory council says its proposals are responding to food security concerns from villages.
Alaska continues to lead the country in its COVID-19 rate, according to the New York Times.
The review could result in polar bears being “uplisted” to endangered, with further protections, or de-listed altogether.
Almost 800,000 people voted this year as their favorite bears at Katmai National Park packed on the pounds for winter — over 100,000 more voters than last year.