September 21, 2017

Once upon a time there were family had a daughter at Point Hope. Their daughter become nice looking lady. When their daughter became lady, nice looking young men from Point Hope or different village visit this nice looking lady, and ask her to become wife but this lady...

September 21, 2017

As a young girl growing up in the rural Alaskan community of Kotzebue, I witnessed much change. My early days consisted of many months spent at camp (ours called Ivik) enjoying the wilderness and learning the traditional Inupiaq ways of life from my grandparents - Aana...

June 22, 2017

My mother’s sisters

Are sacred

Their children 

Their songs

Their grandchildren 

Their ceremonies

They walk with steps 

More steady than my own 

They have traveled far 

Through terrain 

My feet will never know

Some walked 

Through darkness

Some walked 

Through light

Each of them 


June 21, 2017

There is joy in

Feeling the warmth

Come to the great world

And seeing the sun

Follow its old footprints

In the summer night

There is fear in

Feeling the cold

Come to the great world

And seeing the moon

—Now new moon, now full moon—

Follow its old footprints

In the winter night.


March 22, 2017

I would not have expected that I, who am barely out of savagery, would have to remind gentlemen with 5,000 years of recorded civilization behind them of our bill of rights. 

When my husband and I moved to Juneau, we sought a home in a nice neighborhood where our ch...

March 22, 2017

Local Alaskan craft beer brewery, The Midnight Sun Brewing Company, has recently been under fire with accusations of promoting rape culture and the sexual victimization of women for their Belgian-style tripel beer named Panty Peeler and the associated label artwork on...

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