Modern technology and traditional knowledge contribute to Inupiaq whaling, which is culturally, economically, and nutritionally important.
An atasuaq is a tiny parka made with bird skins that Yup’ik mothers would use to keep their infants warm.
Lydia Dirks is a 20-year-old Unangax̂ artist living in Unalaska. Her work focuses on cultural revitalization and healing.
An apprenticeship teaches young people how to build an iqyax̂, the traditional kayak used by Unangan people of the Aleutian Islands.
Crystal Worl is an owner of Trickster Company, a Juneau-based business that features Alaska Native design, artwork, and jewelry.
Based in Wasilla, Bill Hess spent decades traveling to and photographing life in Inupiaq communities along Alaska’s Arctic coast.
Alaska steambath culture predates Western contact. Steambaths were a place for healing. Many rural cabins still have saunas.
Like stories of elves in Scandinavia or Menehune in Hawaii, indigenous Alaskans have stories of little people.
Jacob Anagi Adams, a lifelong leader who helped shape some of northern Alaska’s most important organizations, died in September 2020 at the age of 73.