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The Young Alaskan Hunters and Gatherers team is made up of three people. Charu, Sarah, and Jenny met through the Fulbright Foundation's Killam Fellowships program. Charu is a Biology student at York University in Toronto, Canada; Sarah is a Film and Media student at Queen's University in Kingston, Canada; and Jenny recently graduated with a BFA in Photomedia and BA in American Indian Studies from the University of Washington in Seattle. Jenny is originally from Nome, Alaska and is a tribal member of the Inupiat community.

Shrinking Fishing Towns Wonder, Where Did All the Salmon Go?

The consequence of a decline in fish, and other marine animals for that matter is major. It is about more than not having enough to eat; a decline in important subsistence animals is a threat to cultural preservation and indigenous knowledge transfer.

$16 Breadsticks: The High Cost of Living in Nome, Alaska

Food prices in Nome are prohibitively high, especially for produce – a single bell pepper can cost $3.

On the Alaskan Tundra: Picking & Preserving Berries for Winter Months

Blueberry picking is a meditative experience, but look out for bears!

Nome Sweet Home: Finding a Place to Live in Nome, Alaska

Our lodgings in Nome has a rich history… but no heat.

Young People Look to Old Ways of Hunting and Gathering

Introduction to a new Young Explorer’s project: a documentary about young hunters and gatherers in Alaska.