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Alaska and Yukon Headlines

Jurisdiction over traditional territory demanded

Tue, 2014-01-07 15:15
The White River First Nation (WRFN) has put the Yukon government on notice: provide White River with the same jurisdiction over its traditional territory that the government has provided the Ross River Dena Council or go to court.

Black Street project offers lessons, council told

Tue, 2014-01-07 15:12
It’s been more than a year since Black Street received a make-over, with new water and sewer mains, pavement and a roundabout, among other features.

Plane Lands On Anchorage Street Median

Tue, 2014-01-07 15:10

Anchorage police say a plane with three people on board made an apparent emergency landing on the median of a major street.

Police spokeswoman Anita Shell says there were no injuries in the incident reported at 1:09 p.m. Tuesday. But she says the lanes closest to the median were blocked where the landing occurred at Boniface Parkway south of DeBarr Road.

Shell says she does not know what kind of plane is involved in the incident.

Searches for two missing men wear on

Tue, 2014-01-07 15:10
The whereabouts of two Whitehorse men who went missing in December remain unknown, the RCMP said today.

No serious injuries in plane crash on Anchorage street

Tue, 2014-01-07 14:48
No serious injuries in plane crash on Anchorage street

No one was injured when a red and white Cessna crashed onto Anchorage's Boniface Parkway about 1 p.m. Tuesday. Anchorage police and firefighters responded to the scene immediately. 

January 7, 2014

Officials examine Cessna after hard landing in middle of Anchorage street

Tue, 2014-01-07 14:38
Officials examine Cessna after hard landing in middle of Anchorage street A small plane made an emergency landing on a busy Anchorage roadway Tuesday afternoon, but the minimal damage and lack of injuries means it may not qualify as an accident under NTSB standards.January 7, 2014

Faces of Alaska: Martin Buser

Tue, 2014-01-07 14:26

Four-time Iditarod champion Martin Buser, has become an Alaskan icon through his exploits behind a dogsled team.

While much has been written about the Swiss-born musher, many have never heard the story of Buser deciding to make a life for himself and his family in Alaska and his long road to becoming a U.S. citizen.

Alaska Public Media’s Lori Townsend sat down with Buser at Happy Trails Kennel in Big Lake, Alaska to talk about what it takes to build a career and business around mushing.

TV: Monday, January 13 @ 8 PM

Arctic Canadian mayor worried about mine’s shipping route

Tue, 2014-01-07 14:07
Arctic Canadian mayor worried about mine’s shipping route Critics say there has been failure to assess potential impacts to Milne Inlet, intended as a temporary transport route for iron ore from the Mary River mine.January 7, 2014

Drug and alcohol abuse high among Yukon miners

Tue, 2014-01-07 14:05
Drug and alcohol abuse high among Yukon miners Drug or alcohol abuse costs one in four mining jobs in Watson Lake and Dawson City, according to one hospital study. January 7, 2014

Loss in Alberta final frustrates Scoffin

Tue, 2014-01-07 13:56
The junior curling nationals will go on without a familiar face later this month in Liverpool, N.S.

Changes likely on tap for Mat-Su airspace

Tue, 2014-01-07 13:56
Changes likely on tap for Mat-Su airspace Mat-Su Traffic Working Group has submitted recommendations to the FAA meant to enhance air safety by consolidating a haphazard collection of existing radio frequencies into several distinct zones.January 7, 2014

Midget A Mustangs edge Muckers 3-2

Tue, 2014-01-07 13:55
The KBL Environmental Whitehorse Midget A Mustangs rebounded from an ugly 14-2 loss to Yukon Brewing Saturday by edging the Dirty Northern Muckers 3-2 last night.

Tim Hortons grounds Air North with 5-2 win

Tue, 2014-01-07 13:53
Five different scorers helped Tim Hortons skate past Air North with a 5-2 win in oldtimer hockey action Sunday.

Video: Researching Alaska salmon at Lake Iliamna

Tue, 2014-01-07 13:52
Video: Researching Alaska salmon at Lake Iliamna

Since the end of World War II, the University of Washington has been conducting research on Alaska's salmon, particularly in the rivers and streams of the Bristol Bay region. It has provided a wealth of knowledge about the state's most iconic fish.

January 7, 2014

Man shot in head with rifle in Anchorage's Mountain View neighborhood

Tue, 2014-01-07 13:14
Man shot in head with rifle in Anchorage's Mountain View neighborhood Anchorage police have arrested a teenage man who is suspected of shooting another man in the neighborhood of Mountain View early Tuesday morning. Nineteen-year-old Talon Draper told police he shot a rifle round at the victim out of fear for others.January 7, 2014

The Spoken Word Movement in Alaska

Tue, 2014-01-07 12:48

Spoken Word is not a new art form, it is seen throughout history in the form of storytelling, oral history and song. Now Spoken Word is unraveling into an international movement, looking to promote the voices of the voiceless, focusing specifically on teens. The idea of Slam, a contest between spoken word poets, has revolutionized the movement further, drawing greater audiences, and proving that there are people in this world who care what teens think.

Nora Herzog at the October Qualifying Slam (2013-2014 season).

Yes, I realize it’s a cliche. Many adults seem under the impression that they do not need to listen to teens, and it’s true that many don’t understand the importance of letting teens make a contribution to the world’s future. However, that stereotype has disappeared for me. As I began to perform–making my way from Dessert First, to Out North, to the PAC, to Chicago–I realized that there are people who listen. Many more than I give credit to, and thousands more than I would have ever thought.

Spoken word isn’t about just performing, writing, and the occasional applause. Spoken word is about conveying yourself to other people. It’s about letting people see a little piece of you, enough to understand why you are saying what you say. When they have that personal piece, they listen. It’s about audience engagement, and passion, and dreams. When people see that you believe in yourself, they start to believe too. That connection is where we can begin to change the world.

It starts here. In Anchorage, Brave New Alaskan Voices is our non-profit organization where teens who want to perform, teens who wish they could perform, and teens who love to perform to cultivate their voices. Their goals are to recognize and highlight positive contributions, build bridges between generations, promote civic engagement, and create leaders. Through emphasizing communication and confidence, Brave New Alaskan Voices is able to create a safe space in which all poets can speak their minds, while maintaining responsibility for every syllable.

I and five other team members, as well as two coaches travelled with BNAV to Chicago in 2013 to participate in the International Spoken Word Festival. The experience was incredible, and opened my eyes to many different instances of new global perspectives. Though I read the paper and listen to the radio, there is never quite as much connection with a far-away or little-known tragedy as when the event and the emotions surrounding it are showcased in a spoken word performance. To me, there is something that is most beautiful, and most raw, about vocal expression; there is an element of truth to slam that makes every word carry weight. Different pieces mean different things to different people, but I honestly believe that you cannot walk away from a Slam without holding some element of that with you.

Because of everything that BNAV and Spoken Word have done for me, it is my wish to share my experiences, and hope that others can learn to understand and take part in spoken word. Honestly, I believe it is the swiftest way to understanding, as it does, by the very nature of Spoken Word, build bridges between generations. It is communication at it’s best and most effective.

Click to listen to Herzog perform “Devil’s Practice”:

Devil’s Practice

The next slams to qualify for BNAV Travel Team Quarterfinals are January 8th and February 12th, from 7:00-9:00pm at the Anchorage City Limits on the corner of 4th and Cst. Audience is just as important as competitors. Visit bnav.org for more details.

Wash. Arsenic Tests Show Geoducks Safe To Eat

Tue, 2014-01-07 11:46

Washington state health officials say its own arsenic testing has confirmed that geoducks harvested from a Puget Sound bay are safe to eat and don’t pose a health concern.

Officials say they’re hoping the test results will help persuade China to lift a ban it imposed last month on the import of clams, oysters, mussels and scallops harvested from Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Northern California.

The ban was based in part on a geoduck shipment traced to Poverty Bay, near Federal Way, that tested above China’s standard for inorganic arsenic.

Washington Secretary of Health John Wiesman said Tuesday that they’ve forwarded the results to state and federal partners, who are working with the Chinese government to reopen the shellfish trade.

State officials say test results on the edible parts of geoducks harvested from Poverty Bay show the arsenic levels were below China’s standard.

Scholarships Offered To Sealaska Shareholders

Tue, 2014-01-07 11:41

The Sealaska Heritage Institute is once again offering scholarships to students attending college, graduate school or vocational-technical programs.

Only Sealaska shareholders and their lineal descendents are eligible.

Rosita Worl is president of the Sealaska Heritage Institute, which offers scholarships to shareholder descendants. Photo courtesy CoastAlaska.

Institute President Rosita Worl says up to 400 scholarships are awarded each year.

“A major consideration is the hopes that our educated young people will come back home and help us in developing strong, healthy communities,” Worl says.

The application deadline is March 1st. Students submitting paperwork by February 1st get an extra $50 tacked onto their scholarships, if they qualify.

Applications are available at the institute’s website.

Worl says the program has broadened its focus since it began.

“At first we thought we’d just concentrate just on education required to work in Sealaska. But then we found out that we need everything from an anthropologist to accountants to foresters. So we dropped that, just because we found we needed educated people in all areas,” she says.

Scholarships have totaled around $400,000 a year. Most of the funding comes from the Sealaska regional Native corporation.

Sealaska has more than 21,000 Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian shareholders. About half live outside Alaska.

AK Beat: Police want to interview acquaintance of dead Eagle River man

Tue, 2014-01-07 09:03
AK Beat: Police want to interview acquaintance of dead Eagle River man Anchorage police working on the case of the deceased Eagle River man, Andrew Conn, are looking to find, interview Brett William Hopper, an acquaintance.January 7, 2014

How the Arctic is playing a role in East Coast cold snap and the 'polar vortex'

Mon, 2014-01-06 22:18
How the Arctic is playing a role in East Coast cold snap and the 'polar vortex' Alaska has experienced relatively mild temperatures for early January, even as the Lower 48 is gripped by a massive cold snap, a climatological flip-flop of epic proportions. What's causing the unusual pattern?January 6, 2014