As AFN got underway Monday, Don Young announced that Inupiaq business executive Tara Sweeney is one of his campaign co-chairs.
Helen Dick, a Dena’ina elder, learned to make birch bark baskets from her grandmother. Now, she’s teaching others to make them, too.
There are about 77,000 veterans in Alaska, but according to AARP, only about 29 percent of them access Veterans Affairs benefits.
Alaskans are mourning the loss of one of the last remaining participants in the crafting of the state Constitution, Katie Hurley, who died Sunday at the age of 99.
Hamilton’s advice is to be friendly, help others and to not dwell on bad things that may happen in life.
Seal oil has been a diet staple for Alaska’s Inupiat people for centuries. However, because of federal and state health regulations, you can’t buy it in stores and it can’t be served in restaurants.
Alaska’s population dropped by nearly 4,000 people — or 0.5%– last year, according to estimates released from the state.
Minista was an active member of the community, serving on the Manokotak City Council and the Village Tribal Council for several years. He volunteered for his church, and he often supported the school.
Alaska is asking frontline essential workers, teachers, prisoners and others in high-risk settings to wait until those elderly Alaskans can be vaccinated first.
Local officials say that Bartlett Regional Hospital will be the distribution hub for Juneau’s first 975 doses of Pfizer’s vaccine. Hospital staff will be among the first to receive it.