March 21, 2019

The traditional homeland of the Eyak people covers the Southeastern shores of the Prince William Sound in the North Gulf Coast of Alaska. The Native Village of Eyak is a federally recognized tribe with 420 tribal citizens. As of 2015, 44 percent of Eyak tribal members...

September 21, 2017

Qasgi-gguq una nunauguq ciuliamteni. Qasgiilkuneng nunanek apaamangaunateng.

During our ancestors' time, they said that the qasgi was the foundation of a community. A place without a qasgi wasn't recognized as a community.

--Frank Andrew, Kwigillingok (,...

As typical for the latter two weeks of May, Utqiaġvik hosted thousands of niġligit, plenty of snow and mud, and community members working hard to refill their freezers. In 2017, Utqiaġvik also hosted something new during those long spring days: Iḷisaqativut.

Twelve Iñup...

September 21, 2017

One of our problems we’ve had is we can’t get our young people through college anymore. They aren’t going after the education they’ll need to run our business, not only our business but training to take other jobs; doctors, teachers; that kind of thing. 

We started look...

September 21, 2017

You deserve so much more than

Synthetic happiness

Toxic masculinity


Isolating, damaging relationships

You deserve 

Oceans and rivers of love

Abundance around every bend 

1,000 pounds of pride and gratitude

That will fill your stomachs

You deserve 

Ancestral wisdom 

from the la...

September 21, 2017

This piece is another take on Northern Philosophy: in reply to Warren Jones’ “The Philosophy of the Circumpolar North” published in the Summer 2017 Qargizine.

While respect is owed to our own living Indigenous Philosopher, elements of the emerging Northern Philosophy di...

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