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April 17, 2014

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Photo by Diana Haecker
LIVING TRADITIONS— The Savoonga dancers and drummers performed during the Kawerak Regional Conference dance performance on Wednesday, April 9.

Photo by Diana Haecker
KAWERAK CONFERENCE— Anders Apassingok with the Savoonga dancers and drummers entertained the audience during nightly dance performances at the Kawerak Regional Conference.


Council refuses port price hike for fuel and cargo
By Sandra L. Medearis
The Nome Common Council approved most parts of a Port of Nome tariff package that they had passed into first reading at the panel’s last regular meeting March 24, but balked at raising rates that would be passed on to consumers.

Fatal accident claims Nome man’s life


Wagner Wongittilin, 54, was on his way home at 1:13 a.m. Saturday morning when he was struck by a car. Nome Police and Ambulance responded to the corner of 5th Ave. and Bering Street.


Kawerak Conference addresses regional challenges

By Diana Haecker

Guided by the theme of “Living our Traditional Values Today and To-morrow,” Kawerak’s annual regional conference offered a packed agenda tackling topics ranging from energy, substance abuse and historic trauma, subsistence and climate change ramifications, to traditional knowledge and language preservation.




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