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
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.
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