Ethnosphere

July 15, 2016

Ninja Love: Salve from the tundra

An ethnobotany workshop on the tundra around Bethel was conducted this week. Traditional knowledge in the age of the internet is getting some contemporary twists, as […]
April 26, 2016

Solutions for Alaska’s village schools may be in the classroom already

The Yupiit School District is possibly the smallest in Alaska. It is operated by residents and serves around 440 students living in three Yupik villages in […]
April 25, 2016

This is what a revolution sounds like in Tlingit.

Most of Alaska’s twenty Native languages are going extinct. Lance Twitchell is a bilingual artist who is bucking that tide. He worked hard to learn Tlingit, […]
April 25, 2016

Alaska rural education flunks

Many if not most of Alaska’s rural schools are not working. Low student performance and high teacher turnover are just two of more obvious indicators of […]