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More African immigrants call Alaska their home

...They eat traditional foods, sometimes substituting mashed potatoes for cassava when making the starchy West African staple food fufu. Her parents speak Igbo, one of the most commonly spoken dialects in Nigeria, in the home or when her mother...
Moving a village

...degrees since 1971. Sea ice volume has declined 15 percent and thinned from 10 to 6 feet in places. With the ice go staple foods - whale, walrus, seal and waterfowl, even polar bear. Glaciers are retreating by 15 percent and losing half their...
Two Native villages report very low walrus harvest

...the 10-year average," Sen. Donny Olson of Golovin and Rep. Neal Foster of Nome wrote, noting that walrus is a staple food for the two villages ivory is vital for the local economies. "Utility bills are paid with the proceeds of the ivory...
Students get hooked on salmon

...To help students understand that the people that lived here long before pre-contact, that this was one of their staple foods that they harvested every year and how people are preserving it today versus how we preserved it in the past," Johnson...
Still no charges in Yukon River fishing protest

...closed fishing period, and delivered the fish to widows, elders and disabled residents. King salmon has long been a staple food along the Yukon River. Residents dry or freeze the fish to eat yearround. Also, commercial fishing for the fish usually...
Buried history

...buildings served as housing. Living conditions were damp, crowded and devoid of privacy. Barrels of salt beef were a staple food. Tuberculosis and other diseases became common, and doctor visits were rare. In 1943 alone, 25 Aleuts at Funter...
Yup'ik Eskimo fishermen defy river closure

...allowed, and subsistence fishing has been limited to two 18-hour openings each week. King salmon has long been a staple food along the Yukon River. Residents dry or freeze the fish to eat year round. Also, commercial fishing for the fish...
Herring over-harvested

...a fish. Gotta find a different scapegoat. I mention the Native folk who harvest some eggs on kelp as a subsistence staple food, and have been doing so for millennia. I would rate their take as less than significant. But there, on the horizon...
Quinoa is the 'mother of all grains'

The relationship between ancient civilizations and their staple foods is fascinating. The people of antiquity weren't stupid. Through a long process of trial and error, they discovered and perfected...
Bering Sea pollock fleet faces closure over salmon deeply troubling for people living along the great rivers of western Alaska, including the Yukon. Salmon are a staple food and in some cases a primary source of cash for dozens of villages from the mouth of the 2,000-mile river to its...


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