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October 20, 2016
Saturday, October 22nd
11:00 am – 2 pm
Growden Memorial Park in Fairbanks
It’s AFN in Fairbanks and we want to make sure people are getting together and eating real food! We will have moose chili and salmon chowder until it runs out. There will be a fire and hot drinks too. Come enjoy!
October 16, 2016
Caribou hunting on the Kobuk River, a life of gratitude and love.
“NALUQ — There’s something about being out in the country 10 miles up the Kobuk from Kiana. In the open air. Having the freedom of a river. Feeling the grounding of black spruce trees. Hearing the lightness in heart from friends’ laughter. And eating a breakfast prepared on a Coleman stove in a warm cabin. Feeling enveloped by the cabin in a place called Naluq.
There’s something about walking up a hill covered in ayuu with its tundra smell, ready to pick for tea. And getting to the top and seeing caribou walk toward you. There’s something about glassing them through the binoculars and seeing their awareness. Of sounds. Of each other. Of smells. Seeing their strong urge to keep moving, moving, moving. To make it south before the snow sticks…” Read the full article My eyes smile again: A caribou hunt up the Kobuk River
“The cost of a proposed 200-mile road into Northwest Alaska could weigh heavily on the dinner tables of villagers living near the route, a new study says.
The controversial Ambler Mining District Access Project, if built, would take subsistence food from the people who live in the 10 villages near the proposed road corridor, says the study, led by the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Institute of Social and Economic Research.
Village residents would lose subsistence foods worth $6,900 to $10,500 per household, according to the study. The expected loss is equivalent to about a third of the annual median household income in those villages, according to the study, published in the journal Arctic, published by the Arctic Institute of North American at University of Calgary, Alberta.” Read the full article here Ambler road would cost villagers dearly in food, new study says