Education Department Intervenes in Yupiit District

Ellen Lockyer, KSKA – Anchorage The state Education Department is intervening to help the poorest-performing school district in the state. The Yupiit district, serves about...

Traditional Healing on Tudor

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage Tucked along the south side of Southcentral Foundation’s complex of modern medical facilities is the traditional healing garden. Even with...

Rural High School Students Take Wing

Lori Townsend, APRN – Anchorage A unique program is getting started next month to help high school students in rural Alaska find success with post...

Alaska Native Staffers Keep Senators on Top of Everything

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC Alaska’s Congressional offices in Washington have to be “in the know” on a huge range of topics and issues. ...

Alaska News Nightly: June 25, 2010

Individual news stories are posted in the Alaska News category and you can subscribe to APRN’s news feeds via email, podcast and RSS. Download Audio...

Inside a Noorvik Fish Camp

For additional photos, visit our Flikr page Fish camps are all about family. After taking a look across the Kobuk River from the village of...

Visitors Experience Alaska Totem Carving

Len Anderson, KSKA – Anchorage              A longstanding hallmark of the Alaska Native Heritage Center in Anchorage is that visitors are treated to culture “in action.” ...

National Congress of American Indians Top Native Education Goals – Part II

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC Juneau’s Jaqueline Johnson-Pata has risen in her career to run the National Congress of American Indians in Washington DC. ...

Pata Fights for Native American Issues – Part I

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC Jacqueline Johnson-Pata runs one of the most prominent Native American organizations in the country from Washington DC, but her...

Senate Looks to Rewrite Education Act

Libby Casey, APRN – Washington DC US Senators say the Bush-era “No Child Left Behind” education law failed Alaska Natives and Native Americans.  The Senate...

Number of Alaska Native Health Professionals Growing

Len Anderson, KSKA – Anchorage A transformation is quietly taking place in rural Alaska and at Anchorage’s Native Medical campus.  More and more of the...

Air, Soil and Water Contaminants to be Identified in Bering Strait Region

Laureli Kinneen, KNOM – Nome Folks in the Bering Strait region will have a chance to find out what contaminants might be in the water,...

Sitka Principal is Educational Leader

Ed Ronco, KCAW – Sitka The new principal at Sitka High School didn’t always dream of being an education leader. But that’s how it...

Talk of Alaska: Library Closings

All over the country cash-strapped local governments are closing libraries or reducing library services. Does the Internet really replace a library? In rural Alaska a public...

“Man Ahead of Us” May Be Key to Past

Matt Miller, KTOO – Juneau There’s no apparent relationship between a man who lived on Prince of Wales Island 10,300 years ago and present day...

Anchorage Edition: June 4, 2010

Each week, KAKM gathers commentators for a review of the week’s news, politics and public affairs in Anchorage and Alaska. Topics for this week...

Native Youth Pick Up Traditional Knowledge

Len Anderson, KSKA – Anchorage The traditional summer for Alaska Native youth centers on the family fish camp and a chance to absorb culture and...

Gottlieb Took Unlikely Road to Success

Southcentral Foundation President Katherine Gottlieb took an unlikely path to success. She’s now in charge of providing health care services to nearly 60,000...

Bethel Immersion School Prepares for Transition

The Yup’ik Immersion School in Bethel held a graduation ceremony for sixth graders last week. The students will now move to classes where...

Aaron Leggett Promotes Dena’ina Knowledge in Anchorage

It’s hard to reconcile Aaron Leggett’s 28-year-old boyish features with his job as cultural historian – a title that more easily conjures a craggy-faced...