Joaqlin Estus, KNBA - Anchorage

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Joaqlin Estus is a reporter at KNBA in Anchorage.

ANSCA at 40 Committee Continues Panel Series

Friday at the University of Alaska Anchorage, the nonprofit ANCSA-at-40 Committee continued its series on the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971 with a panel entitled “ANCSA Corporations Overcome Challenges, Enter the Global Market.”

Sculptors Turn Stone Into Tradition

Today on AK: Art. Imagine chipping away at a rock to create a shape that communicates concepts such as spiritual transformation.

Health Secretary Meets with Tribes

Yesterday (Tuesday), with Alaska's U.S. senators Lisa Murkowski and Mark Begich and several senior federal agency officials, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius took part in a roundtable discussion hosted by Southcentral Foundation, an Alaska Native healthcare organization serving Anchorage, the Mat-Su Valley, and several rural villages.

Journal Article Shows Grizzly Bears May Be Suffering Under Predator Control

Intensive management, or lethal predator control, of bears and wolves is mandated by a 1994 law adopted by the state Legislature. But the authors of an article in the August issue of the Journal of Wildlife Management say the state isn’t doing the research necessary to know if its causing long-term, perhaps even permanent damage to Alaska’s grizzly bear population.

Inupiaq Filmmaker Having Trouble Getting Award-Winning Film to Audiences

An Inupiaq filmmaker is finding it hard to get his film shown to audiences, even though “On the Ice” has been shown, and won awards, in venues such as the Sundance Film Festival and Berlin International Film Festival.

Report Shows Growing Demand for Health Care Workers

A recent Alaska Department of Labor report shows many of Alaska’s industries lost jobs or were stagnant in recent years, but the demand for health care workers is strong and will continue to grow in coming years.

Alaska Hit Hard by Debt Ceiling Agreement

The details of the debt ceiling legislation signed into law on Tuesday are still emerging but one thing is clear: Alaska is going to feel the effects.

More Shipping Means More Resources Needed for North Alaska

Alaska's northernmost communities are seeing increased shipping off their shores, as climate warming loosens the ice that once locked out marine traffic.

Alaska Dispatch Hosts Arctic Imperative Summit

The Arctic Imperative Summit, now meeting in Girdwood, is a gathering of political and civil interests, all of whom are interested in how to best deal with the fast changing Arctic environment.

Bible’s New Testament Translated to Athabascan Gwitchin Language

After more than 50 years of work, a translation of the new testament of the Bible into the Athabascan Gwitchin language is finally done. The translation involved perhaps a dozen people.