March 21, 2019

All tribal communities within the United States have some sort of requirement to be enrolled into their tribe. Yet, the establishment of this comes from a deep history of colonization within Indigenous communities in the United States. Most tribes still use blood quant...

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 (Yupikscience.org,...

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

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...

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...

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