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12:16 am
Tue December 9, 2014

12/9/14 - Climate change effects on fish and game, subsistence raise concerns about food security

Bowhead whale blubber and skin (maktak) cut and ready to be boiled for uunaali
Credit www.north-slope.org

Climate change and Alaska Natives: Food security

By Joaqlin Estus

Here's the second in our series on Climate Change and Alaska Natives.

Wild foods are important to Alaskans, and especially to rural residents, but, subsistence users and scientists say climate change is affecting wildlife populations, access to subsistence resources, and food preservation.

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Local News
11:18 pm
Sun September 28, 2014

9/29/14 Renaissance of Native traditions continues with Kingikmiut, people of Wales, dance group

Greg Nothstine is second from left.
Credit Joaqlin Estus / KNBA, 90.3 FM

  Greg Nothstine, his mother Sophie Egalena Nothstine, and their cousin Richard Iyoqunga Atuk, are the founders of the Kingikmiut dance group.

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Local News
8:16 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

5/15/14 KNBA News - North America's largest caribou herd shows a dramatic decline

In the Northwest Arctic Borough, caribou users are concerned about a big drop in the number of caribou, and potential effects of a proposed road through the area.

The National Park Service is developing new regulations on the use of discarded or shed animal parts, such as bones and antlers, in the use of traditional  handicrafts.

The regional Native corporation for southeast Alaska shows a $35 million loss for last year.

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Local News
7:10 am
Mon April 14, 2014

4/14/14 KNBA News - Governor Parnell introduces a bill to pay down retirement debt

Governor Sean Parnell says it would be immoral to leave the state's debt to public employees' retirement benefits for future generations to pay, so he's proposing moving $3 billion out of savings to pay it down.

Food security from an Inuit perspective is the top agenda item at the Inuit Circumpolar Council's meeting in Nome this week.

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KNBA News
4:11 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Aging in Alaska 2014 Special News Series

At age 92, Marian DeWitt attributes her longevity and good health to a traditional Tlingit Indian diet -- rich in fish and other seafood, and venison and other game.
Credit Joaqlin Estus

AGING IN ALASKA

March 17 - 21, 2014,  As a part of KNBA Morning News, News Director Joaqlin Estus shared a series of stories that discuss the value of Elders, the personal rewards of maturity and the opportunities & challenges of an aging Alaskan population. 

This special news series was made possible through a MetLife Foundation Journalists in Aging Fellowship, a project of New Media and the Gerontological Society of America.

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