Talk of Alaska: Sustainable subsistence

Pulled out of the ocean by Sitka Tribe’s Resource Protection staff, herring eggs are bagged and delivered to elders and tribal citizens by drive-through pick-up. Sitka, Alaska. April 9, 2020. (Berett Wilber / KCAW)

More daylight and less snow mean it’s almost peak subsistence season, and Alaskans are eager to harvest from the sea, rivers and land. But in many places, traditional subsistence has seen repeated interruptions in recent years, causing food insecurity and cultural disruption for Indigenous communities that rely on these foods. We’ll discuss subsistence sustainability and new research.

Listen:

HOST: Adelyn Baxter

GUESTS:

  • Louise Brady, herring protector
  • Dr. Heather Sauyaq Jean Gordon, research scientist, Child Trends

RESOURCES:

Alaska Native Subsistence Rights: Taking an Anti-Racist Decolonizing Approach to Land Management and Ownership for Our Children and Generations to Come

Yáa at wooné | Respect for All Things

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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 10 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.
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Adelyn Baxter is Alaska Public Media's program producer. Reach her at abaxter@alaskapublic.org.

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