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Indie Alaska: I Am The Gingerbread Village Builder

850 pounds of icing, 40 houses of gingerbread and chocolate – Joe Hickel has been creating Marina’s Village in the lobby of The Hotel Captain Cook for 35 years. Last year’s creation took six days to build and features a new country scene.

I am a Wildlife Whisperer


About 30 miles outside of Haines, Alaska, Steve Kroschel spends his days taking care of his wolverines, a wolf, a brown bear, moose, and other creatures. With help from his son and friends, Steve has built his sanctuary as a place where others can learn how to live simply and naturally.

We Are Mountain Bikers


When you’re biking in Alaska, you can expect things to be a little more intense. Riders in the 49th state deal with constantly changing weather, rough terrain, and unexpected animal encounters. The men and women of Alaska’s Downhill Brigade wouldn’t have it any other way.

We Are A Puppetry Troupe

Geppetto’s Junkyard is a group of 20 amateur puppeteers living in Haines, Alaska. Their performances cater to locals, and mostly to adults.

http://youtu.be/fHZNasuas8Q

I Am The Town Obituary Writer

Heather Lende is a writer. She’s been a columnist for publications in Alaska and nationwide, published books about life in rural Haines, Alaska, and her third book, Find the Good, will be published Spring 2015

However, the job Lende is most passionate about is as obituary writer for her local paper, the Chilkat Valley News.

http://youtu.be/xKf9CB9-Uzs

I Am A Distiller

You have to be creative to make a living in a small town like Haines, Alaska. With Port Chilkoot Distillery, Sean Copeland and Heather Shade are a young couple who are doing just that.

http://youtu.be/91WdnKQxM9A

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INDIE ALASKA is an original video series produced by Alaska Public Media in partnership with PBS Digital Studios.

The weekly videos will capture the diverse and colorful lifestyles of everyday Alaskans at work and at play. Together, these videos will present a fresh and authentic look at living in Alaska.

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