Tag: Indie Alaska

State of Art: Indie Alaska, SpongeBob and the music of Dan McElrath

This week on State of Art we're checking out the newest episode of Indie Alaska called "How Running Ultramarathons Saved Carol Seppilu's Life." We'll also hear about one Sitkan's musical fingerprints on the SpongeBob SquarePants cartoon. We wrap up the episode with a track from long-time Alaska musician Dan McElrath who is playing two going away shows this summer.

Meet Pamyua, Alaska’s most famous Inuit band | INDIE ALASKA

https://youtu.be/gjr4sNy9P9U

The Karelian Bear Dog: Protecting people and bears from each other | INDIE ALASKA

https://youtu.be/RDww5t40eR0 Alaskans are used to seeing bears in their neighborhoods. Nils Pedersen and his Karelian Bear Dogs, Soledad, Rio, and Mardy work together to reduce...
Two people speed riding in the snowy mountains

Speed riding: Extreme skiing in the sky | INDIE ALASKA

https://youtu.be/L1lf9RoWmfY Josh Randich lives a pretty quintessentially Alaska lifestyle. Grind in the summer and play in the winter. And the activity occupying most of his...
An athlete rides a ski bike and a ski bike lays in the snow.

What is ski biking? And why is it so fun?! | INDIE ALASKA

https://youtu.be/q2vS340GbqA Ski biking is becoming more common at ski resorts across Europe and in some parts of the U.S., but Claudine Haynes is on a...

Beaded flowers and birds are a cultural connection for this Athabascan artist | INDIE ALASKA

https://www.youtube.com/embed/uQQNe26-t1E Angela Łot'oydaatlno Gonzalez is a Koyukon Athabascan woman who learned traditional beading as a child. But with the hustle and bustle of adulthood, she...
Image of videographer Luka Bee s and skier at Alyeska Resort

Skiing Alaska’s extreme slopes with videographer Luka Bees | INDIE ALASKA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmM020DhqPk Ever wonder what it takes to capture skiers on video as they perform their most epic tricks? Over the years, Luke Bredar, also known...

Making Music with Glaciers and Snow | INDIE ALASKA

Matthew Burtner is using his experience as a music composer to raise awareness of climate change by making avant-garde soundscapes from Alaska's...

Where are they now? – The Shrimp Whisperer | INDIE ALASKA

Al Laudert's shrimp photography was first featured on Indie Alaska in 2016 and has been one of the most-asked-about episodes in the...

Running the largest commercial farm in rural Alaska | INDIE ALASKA

Tim Meyers and his wife Lisa run Meyers Farm in Bethel, Alaska. What started as a small produce stand for local residents...

The unique earrings made from polar bear fur, walrus ivory and more | Indie Alaska

Josh Qagmuk Ahsoak, of JQA Designs, is an Iñupiaq artist from Utqiagvik living in Anchorage, Alaska creating earrings and other fine art...

How an Aerial Silk Dancer Uses the Alaskan Wilderness as Her Stage | INDIE ALASKA

Ten years has gone by since Aerialist, Stephany Jeffers fell in love with Aerial Acrobatics at a workshop at the University of Alaska Anchorage....

Meet the Cabbage Fairies of the Alaska State Fair | INDIE ALASKA

At the Alaska State Fair, not only will you find giant cabbages, but you will also find Ginny Lawton and five of her closest...

From Mammoth to Kale: A look into gardening in the Arctic | INDIE ALASKA

Frozen, windswept land, polar bears and caribou, glaciers and icebergs, are what come to mind when thinking of the arctic. But in...

How Traditional Tattoos are Connecting People to their Inuit Identities | INDIE ALASKA

Holly Nordlum and Sarah Whalen-Lunn are Traditional Inuit Handpoke and Skin Stitch Artists. They are working to revive the Inuit tradition and...

Reviving the art of making Iñupiat Mukluks | INDIE ALASKA

Mukluks are traditional boots worn by indigenous Arctic people around the world. Their successful design allows airflow, which prevents perspiration from causing...

Living off the Land in an Alaskan Iñupiaq Community | INDIE ALASKA

About 60 miles North of the Arctic Circle is the small village of Noatak. The majority of the residents there, including Lonnie...

I am a Wool Waulker | INDIE ALASKA

Lorri Wright has been weaving for years and first learned the craft at the Anchorage Weavers and Spinners Guild. At first, she...

Growing Peonies in the Alaska Bush | INDIE ALASKA

26 years ago, Paula and Mike packed up and moved their family out to the Alaska Bush. Their homestead has now blossomed...

Exploring Alaska Through Pottery | INDIE ALASKA

What started as a fun, childhood hobby has now turned into a blooming business for potter, Marta Elaine Zegzdryn. Her company, MEZ...