Quinhagak’s new museum is home to 60,000 artifacts, the largest collection of pre-contact Yup’ik artifacts in the world. The opening was the culmination of nine years of back-breaking work, and the result of a unique partnership between Quinhagak’s village corporation and archaeologists.
Department of the Interior officials have traveled across the state to talk with tribes in a series of consultations this summer to reconsider land-trust rules in Alaska. Several people attended a consultation Friday afternoon at the Ketchikan Public Library.
Some of the outrage over the separation of families at the southern border has spilled over to the government contractors who work in migrant detention and several of those contracting companies are Alaska Native corporations.