JoJo Phillips - KNOM, Nome


Gambell seamstress keeps knowledge of traditional Siberian Yupik sewing alive

The art of skin sewing has long been a treasured skillset in Western Alaska, especially in Central and Siberian Yupik communities, like Gambell and Savoonga.

Ghosts of 1918 pandemic haunt Bering Straits villages as they face COVID-19 without water or sewer

In rural Alaska villages with no water or sewer and hard to find hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies, following the CDC guidelines to help prevent the spread of disease requires "being a MacGyver at all times."

Frozen pipes delay school in Shishmaref and St. Michael

The Bering Strait School District has sent in-house maintenance to both St. Michael and Shishmaref to provide support.

Thousands of Alaska Native veterans now eligible for land allotments, but hurdles remain

Federal legislation signed into law in March allows Alaska Native veterans who served between August of 1964 and December of 1971 to claim 160 acres of public land in the state of Alaska

How a new high-frequency radar system benefits Bering Strait scientists, subsistence hunters

The technology could be used to improve marine and sea ice forecasting, and to track the spread of harmful algal blooms and potentially even toxic spills.

LISTEN: A NOAA research vessel, docked in Nome, offers a peek into multi-year Arctic fish study

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel Ocean Starr made a stop in Nome before the third and final leg of the Arctic Integrated Ecosystem Program, a multi-year study of fish species in the Chukchi sea.
A small community king salmon permit system is underway. (Photo by Shane Iverson / KYUK)

Nome summit focuses on food sovereignty in Alaska

Members of the Inuit Circumpolar Council discussed topics ranging from wildlife management to fisheries.