In 1931, a Smithsonian anthropologist excavated the bones of 24 men, women and children from a village site near Igiugig. After eight decades in the museum’s collection, those remains were reburied near their original places of rest.
Thousands of miles to the south of us, engineers at NASA are hard at work on the NeMO Mission, the next orbiter mission to Mars. They got a little help this summer from an engineering intern from Bethel, and something called the Muktuk Plot.
Kodiak is gearing up to oppose what it considers a threat to its fisheries. The Alaska Department of Fish and Game released a study last year that found a percentage of Kodiak area sockeye salmon are Cook Inlet fish. Some Cook Inlet fishermen now want to set caps for sockeye salmon in the Kodiak area.
An exhausted team of archaeologists on the Bering Sea coast just finished their dig at Nunalleq for the year after uncovering hundreds of artifacts. They plan to return to the 700-year-old village next summer, provided the winter storms don’t wash it away.
Mike Litzow and Alisa Abookire raised their two sons while living a sea-faring nomadic lifestyle. The couple returned to Kodiak this July after roughly 10 years of sailing the world. Now, the family plans to call Kodiak home for the foreseeable future.