Tag Archives: Sun’aq Tribe

The Sun’aq Tribe Wants to Collaborate with the City of Kodiak on Some Future Projects

Mitch Borden/KMXT At the  Kodiak City Council’s work session tonight, there will be a presentation about the Sun’aq Tribe’s Tribal Transportation Program, also known as TTP, and projects it’d like to collaborate with the city on. In a letter to assistant city manager Matthew Van Daele, the Sun’aq Tribe’s Transportation Coordinator Randy Boskofsky outlines some tasks the two organizations could ... Read More »

Sun’aq Wins Grant to Study Invasive Species and Effect on Subsistence Resources

Signal crayfish are not native to Alaska. Discovered in the Buskin River in 2001, the population is now well established and breeding. Lisa Hupp/USFWS Kayla Desroches/KMXT What kind of threat do invasive crayfish in Alaska pose to subsistence resources? That’s a question the Sun’aq Tribe won a grant to study. The award was announced Tuesday. Tribal biologist Kelly Krueger says ... Read More »

Sun’aq Intern Helps Collar Bears and Elk

Jessica Rich with unconscious young male bear. Jerry Belant / Mississippi State University Kayla Desroches/KMXT A small number of people ever get to touch a Kodiak bear in their lifetime. Sun’aq Tribe wildlife intern, Jessica Rich, had the opportunity multiple times this summer. She participated in a study looking at how foresting could be affecting elk and bear populations on ... Read More »

Alutiiq Language Nest School Enters First Full Semester

Students and teachers in classroom in the Afognak building on Near Island during pilot semester. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT A preschool designed to immerse children in the Alutiiq language is about to enter its first full semester of classes. The Administration for Native Americans granted the Sun’aq tribe roughly $2 million dollars to establish the nest school. It wrapped up ... Read More »

Navy Incorporates Tribal Input on Plan for Naval Exercises

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The U.S. Navy has pinned down what the naval exercises in the Gulf of Alaska will look like for the next few years, and the new plan reflects input from Gulf of Alaska communities and tribal entities. The Navy conducts a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement every five years, and after consultation with the public, tribes, and state governmental ... Read More »

Descendants Gather to Welcome Chirikof Ancestors Home

Father Innocent Dresdow performs service on the remains in the room where they’re being kept, in a lower level of the Alutiiq Museum. Photo by April Laktonen Counceller / Alutiiq Museum Kayla Desroches/KMXT After years of work, ancestral remains from a 19th century settlement on Chirikof Island have returned home. In the 1960s, archaeologists removed the bones from Chirikof, which ... Read More »

Obstacle Course and 5K to Challenge Kodiak to be Active and Aware

The inverted wall obstacle at Challenge the Rock. Photo by Lauren Humphrey Kayla Desroches/KMXT An upcoming 5k and obstacle course will challenge community members to be upstanders instead of bystanders. Those of the words of one organizer, Lauren Humphreys, from the Kodiak Women’s Resource and Crisis Center, who says the event is in observation of National Child Abuse Prevention Month ... Read More »

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