'washington post' lady and her climate change story
KOTZEBUE, ALASKA—a lady from the washington post recently visited kotzebue and i showed her around town. juliet was her name and she was on her way to point hope to cover a story on climate change.
anyway, juliet called me last friday to tell me about the northwest alaska/climate change story that will be coming out very soon. perhaps in the next few days. please keep your eye out for this article.
i have to apologize to my readers that i haven’t blogged very much lately. alot has happened in the last few months.
saima and i, and our children, have moved out of our old tiny house and into her parents’ big house across town. saima’s mom, jennie, has finally decided to move to chickaloon to join willie. saima and i welcome a bigger house and there is ALOT more room! i am thankful.
its summer time in kotzebue. its generally a slower time of the year and not very many animals are moving out on the land. i haven’t shot a caribou off the loop road yet, but i am hopeful.
its going to take a few months to settle in to our new home. in the next month i will be building a ‘maqi,’ or sauna outside of our house. i will post some pics of the maqi when we are building it. i cannot wait to take a maqi at the comfort of our home here in kotzebue.
i will try to post more to ‘eskimo power’ or update you more often. i promise. saima and i are happily married and i love married life. we devoted our lives to each other on may 11. have a kick ass week.
please support Bernice Joseph, long time academic and Alaska Native leader
Bernice Joseph has worked tirelessly on behalf of Alaskans for decades.
Please join us in showing support for her during her cancer treatment.
WHAT: Fundraiser for Bernice M. Joseph
WHERE: Chief David Salmon Tribal Hall
WHEN: Friday, July 27, 5PM
Fry Bread Taco Dinner & Raffle
$10/person for dinner
Bernice was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. She will be undergoing chemotherapy treatments in Fairbanks and will travel to Seattle for surgery later this year. All proceeds from the fundraiser will be used to help offset costs incurred during Bernice’s treatment.
Donations of raffle items are needed and may be brought to the CRCD office on campus (Brooks 4th floor), the Interior-Aleutians Campus (4280 Geist Road) or to the Tribal Hall beginning at 10am on the day of the event. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated. There will be live raffles on raffle items, 50/50 raffles, and a baked goods auction.
Bernice is originally from Nulato and is the daughter of Edith Nicholas. She lives in Fairbanks with her husband Stewart. She is the mother of Stewart Jr, Alice and Derek. Bernice has been a tireless advocate for education and a respected leader who has served Alaskans for decades. She currently works at UAF’s College of Rural and Community Development (CRCD) as the Vice Chancellor of Rural, Community and Native Education. She previously worked for the State of Alaska and the Fairbanks Native Association.
For more information or to make a donation, please contact any of the following volunteers: