Hunting caribou by bike off Alaska's Denali Highway
Hunting caribou by bike off Alaska's Denali Highway
Byron Nicholai of I Sing, You Dance
Byron Nicholai of I Sing, You Dance
Inuit throat-singing sisters from Canada
Inuit throat-singing sisters from Canada
31st Athabascan Fiddle Festival, old-time music and a sober good time
31st Athabascan Fiddle Festival, old-time music and a sober good time
Punk Monday at Pasta Avanti
Punk Monday at Pasta Avanti
Competitive flower growing for the Alaska State Fair
Competitive flower growing for the Alaska State Fair
Sunken car towed from Palmer Hay Flats salmon rearing waters
Sunken car towed from Palmer Hay Flats salmon rearing waters
Savoonga skin sewer, carrying her culture forward
Savoonga skin sewer, carrying her culture forward
Alaska Native rapper Rebel shares positive message with youth
Alaska Native rapper Rebel shares positive message with youth
Beach Front Silent Disco dance party at the Anchorage Museum
Beach Front Silent Disco dance party at the Anchorage Museum
Paddleboarder rides bore tide on Alaska's Turnagain Arm
Paddleboarder rides bore tide on Alaska's Turnagain Arm
The 2015 World Ice Art Championships in Fairbanks, Alaska
The 2015 World Ice Art Championships in Fairbanks, Alaska
Talkeetna, Alaska's bachelor auction and ball
Talkeetna, Alaska's bachelor auction and ball
Trapper Tim
Trapper Tim
Combat fishing on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula
Combat fishing on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula
A museum like no other at Alaska's Rainy Pass Lodge
A museum like no other at Alaska's Rainy Pass Lodge
Handmade Portraits: The Bone Carver
Handmade Portraits: The Bone Carver
Handmade Portraits: Mabel Pike
Handmade Portraits: Mabel Pike
Jim Power and the Mosaic Trail
Jim Power and the Mosaic Trail
UAA dancer with limited eyesight creates beauty
UAA dancer with limited eyesight creates beauty
Athabascan guitarman still rocking after 7 decades
Athabascan guitarman still rocking after 7 decades
Blues Central, Anchorage's new speakeasy
Blues Central, Anchorage's new speakeasy
Alaska skier Ira Edwards can't slow down
Alaska skier Ira Edwards can't slow down
An Alaska homestead made for partying
An Alaska homestead made for partying
The 33rd Athabascan Fiddle Festival evolves with a younger generation
The 33rd Athabascan Fiddle Festival evolves with a younger generation
Unalakleet Native elder Lorena Paniptchuk
Unalakleet Native elder Lorena Paniptchuk
How to catch a king salmon at Ship Creek
How to catch a king salmon at Ship Creek
Aurora Borealis over Turnagain Pass in Alaska
Aurora Borealis over Turnagain Pass in Alaska
Brown bears feed at Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park and Preserve
Brown bears feed at Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park and Preserve
Anchorage chef creates food sculptures that tantalize mind and body
Anchorage chef creates food sculptures that tantalize mind and body
Fertile ground in rural Alaska at Meyers Farm
Fertile ground in rural Alaska at Meyers Farm
President Obama dances in Dillingham
President Obama dances in Dillingham
Becoming an Outdoors Woman in Alaska
Becoming an Outdoors Woman in Alaska
Hunting caribou by bike off Alaska's Denali Highway
Byron Nicholai of I Sing, You DanceByron Nicholai never thought he'd be anything more than a regular teenager from a remote Alaska village. But when his Facebook page "I Sing, You Dance" began to take off, he suddenly found himself a celebrity and role model for Alaska Native youth.Read the full article on Alaska Dispatch News: http://j.mp/1Rh02hu
Inuit throat-singing sisters from CanadaKarin and Kathy Kettler, the Canadian throat-singing sisters who together are known as Nukariik, carry on the traditions of the elders from their mothers' village in Kangiqsualujjuaq, Nunavik, which is located in northern Quebec.
31st Athabascan Fiddle Festival, old-time music and a sober good timeThe Athabascan Fiddle Festival in Fairbanks had its first show 31 years ago, in 1983. Since then the festival has grown, and seen changes in the music, but is still thriving. The event is inter-generational, and it is not uncommon to see an elder and dancing with a young teenager. The dance feels like a throwback to the Gold Rush days, when such gatherings really started going gangbusters.The popular dances back then were reels and jigs, but over the years other dances entered the mix: Jitterbug, swing, two-step, waltz and foxtrot. But the old days are not lost. Today's dances feature a jigging competition, in which dancers sport their best beaded mukluks and moosehide regalia, and dance an Irish-inspired jig that a someone from the 19th century would recognize.Read the full article on Alaska Dispatch. j.mp/akdsptchfiddlefest
Punk Monday at Pasta Avanti
Competitive flower growing for the Alaska State FairMarya and Garnett Morrow Sr. of Moose Gardens Bed and Breakfast have been competing in the Alaska State Fair since the early 1980s, but have been consistently winning "grand champion" ribbons every year since 1985. Read the full article on Alaska Dispatch News: j.mp/1Kmr2Gz
Sunken car towed from Palmer Hay Flats salmon rearing watersWade Behm and his son Eric of Happy Hooker Towing were called in by Alaska Department of Fish and Game to winch out a sunken Ford pickup truck from the waters of Palmer Hay Flats State Game Refuge Wednesday.Read the full article on Alaska Dispatch News: j.mp/1RaQV18
Savoonga skin sewer, carrying her culture forwardSiberian Yupik fashion designer Christina Alowa of Savoonga learned to sew skins from watching both of her grandmothers and her mother, Annie Alowa, while growing up on St. Lawrence Island in the middle of the Bering Sea.Read the full article on Alaska Dispatch: j.mp/1LpH3B9
Alaska Native rapper Rebel shares positive message with youthSamuel Johns, who raps under the name Rebel, uses music to reach out to Native youth in a way that’s relevant to their lives.Read the full article on Alaska Dispatch: j.mp/akdsptchsamueljohns
Beach Front Silent Disco dance party at the Anchorage MuseumAnchorage local artist Buck Walsky re-created his Burning Man art installation on the front lawn of the Anchorage Museum. Beach Front Silent Disco is a dance party like no other. Alex the Lion djed music that was wirelessly transmitted to two hundred headphones that people could rent for the evening to dance. To a casual passerby the event looks like an odd miming performance with people shuffling around in frigid temperatures under sea creature-like blue lights. It was a surreal and joyful event to celebrate winter, sponsored by Polar Nights at the Anchorage Museum.
Paddleboarder rides bore tide on Alaska's Turnagain ArmOn a rainy March morning, a lone paddleboarder rode a bore tide along Turnagain Arm in Southcentral Alaska. Leif Ramos had the wave to himself as he rode 45 minutes from just past Bird Point to Girdwood.
The 2015 World Ice Art Championships in Fairbanks, AlaskaThe World Ice Art Championships in Fairbanks, which began in 1989, is the largest ice sculpting competition of its kind.This year, 16 teams have five and a half days to sculpt 45,000 pounds for the multi block competition, and two and a half days for the single block competition.Read the full article on Alaska Dispatch News: j.mp/1KXBiKs
Talkeetna, Alaska's bachelor auction and ballThe annual Talkeetna bachelor party raised over $20,000 for charity this year and "is by far the best party you'll ever go to."Read the full article on Alaska Dispatch News: j.mp/1wLHONG
Trapper TimTim Buechle says he likes old things, old planes, old cars and an old way of life. The 54 year-old trapper has been trapping since he was a kid in Pinconning, Michigan and lives a life that harkens back to the gold rush days of Alaska.Read the full article on Alaska Dispatch News: j.mp/1D6Ue1a
Combat fishing on Alaska's Kenai PeninsulaWhen it comes to fishing on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula, "high density" is the nice way to put it, though the more common term for the shoulder-to-shoulder fishing commonly seen on the Kenai River is "combat fishing." But the name belies an activity that can be more conducive to friendships than fighting. Read the full article on Alaska Dispatch News: j.mp/akdsptch-combatfish
A museum like no other at Alaska's Rainy Pass LodgeFor 50 years, Buckey Winkley has been the hunting-guide-in-residence at Rainy Pass Lodge, the state's oldest hunting lodge. In that time, he's amassed a collection of hundreds of antique firearms and photos from successful hunts -- enough to fill a museum of his own design.Read the full article on Alaska Dispatch: j.mp/buckeysmuseum
Handmade Portraits: The Bone CarverSylvester Ayek (sylvesterayek.etsy.com) continues to uphold the traditions of his Iñupiat elders: hunting, foraging, and the craft of carving walrus ivory and wood.Read the Etsy blog post: etsy.me/thebonecarver.
Handmade Portraits: Mabel PikeWith a deep-seated passion for beading, Tlingit Native elder Mabel Pike is dedicated to passing on the traditions of her clan's culture.Read the full Etsy blog post: etsy.me/handmadeportraitsmabelpike.
Jim Power and the Mosaic TrailFor over thirty years, Jim Power a.k.a. Mosaic Man (mosaicmannyc.etsy.com) has been transforming the Lower East Side of Manhattan with mosaics, one lamppost at a time.Read the Etsy blog post: etsy.me/mosaicmanetsy.
UAA dancer with limited eyesight creates beautyDancer and UAA student Carmel Young has a slow-growing malignant brain tumor in her optic chiasm, which affects her vision. But dance, and choreography, remains part of her life. Read the full article on Alaska Dispatch News: http://j.mp/1VW5zyw
Athabascan guitarman still rocking after 7 decades
Blues Central, Anchorage's new speakeasy
Alaska skier Ira Edwards can't slow downDon't tell Ira Edwards to slow down. There's not enough hours in the day for the athlete with a paralysis to accomplish everything he has in his mind.
An Alaska homestead made for partyingDeVere Pieschl first visited the small community of Ferry, AK in the 1970s but it wasn’t until 1983 that he made it his own private party town.Read the full article on Alaska Dispatch News: http://j.mp/1ItwdJJ
The 33rd Athabascan Fiddle Festival evolves with a younger generationThe 33rd Athabascan Fiddle Festival was held at the Chief David Salmon Tribal Hall in Fairbanks, AK Nov. 11-14, 2015. When the festival began thirty-three years ago it was a mix of Athabascan musicians from across Interior Alaska, contributing different styles of fiddle music from their respective villages.
Unalakleet Native elder Lorena PaniptchukLorena Paniptchuk has slowed down a bit in recent years, but she still manages to practice her sewing and beading, to both make a living and carry on traditions.
How to catch a king salmon at Ship Creek
Aurora Borealis over Turnagain Pass in AlaskaNight skies lit up early Wednesday morning during the second night of what is looking to be an especially active week for the aurora borealis.Skies over Anchorage cleared after midnight, treating Alaska's largest city to an aurora display that was especially active, if not especially colorful.Scattered low-hanging clouds marred otherwise clear views along Turnagain Arm, but Turnagain Pass, at 1,000 feet above sea level, offered mostly clear skies. This video was shot in real time using a Sony A7s camera, which can capture imagery in incredibly low light with a capacity of ISO 400,000.
Brown bears feed at Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park and PreserveThe Brooks Falls Wildlife Viewing Platform at Brooks Camp offers visitors of Katmai National Park and Preserve a rare glimpse of brown bears close up in the wild. The site is a passage for sockeye salmon returning from the ocean, to the spawning grounds of Lake Brooks. Brown bears are known to gather at the falls during the salmon runs in July and September to feed on the plentiful fish. The area is also known for it's archaeological site containing some of the oldest human remains in North America dating approximately 9,00 years old.
Anchorage chef creates food sculptures that tantalize mind and body
Fertile ground in rural Alaska at Meyers FarmAt his farm carved out of the tundra near the heart of Western Alaska’s biggest town, Tim Meyers thinks about feeding the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta and looks underground. There he has built a massive storage cellar to preserve potatoes, turnips, beets and more through the winter. Underground is where he starts seeds each spring in heated space under his house.
President Obama dances in DillinghamPresident Barack Obama watched a traditional Yup’ik dance group perform four dances at Middle School in Dillingham, Alaska on Sept. 2, 2015. Obama first watched the performance, then got up and danced with the group. Read the full article on Alaska Dispatch News: http://j.mp/1OdpVMi
Becoming an Outdoors Woman in AlaskaHeading outdoors to do a little shooting? Fly fishing? Hunting? Archery? Rapelling? Just need to survive Alaska’s wilderness?You need skills, and a state program run with support of the Outdoors Heritage Foundation aims to teach them in a friendly, supportive environment. The Becoming an Outdoors Woman program, or BOW for short, aims to teach the skills women (men can enroll, too) to thrive in the outdoors and embrace new challenges.Read the full article on Alaska Dispatch News: http://j.mp/1U5a35l
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