Recent News

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  • Obama's Visit to the Borough Incites a lot of News
    A number of recent news articles surrounding Obama's recent visit to the Borough have been published:
    • This article describes preparations for the president's visit.
    • • Author Seth Kantner writes about what he'd like Obama to see in Kotzebue, here .
    • • Chukchi Campus professors, John Creed and Susan Andrews write about the President's (then) upcoming visit here .
    • Letter from Arctic leaders to Obama outlines local priorities .
    • Anchorage Dispatch News blog .
    • Op-Ed in The Hill by Mayor Joule and Ron Duncan outlines opportunities for Alaska's Arctic.
    • • Obama announces new effort to assist coastal villages through the Denali Commission here and here .
    • Some videos .
    • • And some prints .
    • Hope for Kivalina (video).
    • • Willie Goodwin featured in a video message to the President.
    • • Surprise ride gives Mayor Joule, Mayor Lukin and Assembly President Westlake a chance to speak with the President. See here .
    • Icebreakers: President Obama called for funding for new Coast Guard icebreakers on the second day of his Alaska visit last week. See here .
    • Indigenous Representation at GLACIER Conference: Mayor Joule is photographed with Secretary of State Kerry and Anchorage Mayor Berkowitz in an article about indigenous representation at the GLACIER Conference last week. Mayor Joule's opening remarks are quoted in this article .
    • Secretary of State Addresses Arctic Issues: During his visit to Alaska, Secretary of State Kerry spoke about the need for the Senate to ratify the Law of the Sea and the need for Arctic oil. See here .

  • Obama Visits Kotzebue - Mayor Joule Comments
    Obama's recent visit to Kotzebue, and Mayor Joule's comments on climate change in the Arctic are covered in this article in the New York Times.

  • Mayor Joule at GLACIER summit
    Mayor Joule at GLACIER summit Mayor Joule answering questions to be posted on Facebook. Just friend the U.S. State Department.
    Mayor Joule speaks at GLACIER summit Mayor Joule speaking at the Glacier Conference in the opening session with an Audience of 400 including Sec. Kerry and Jewell and 20 other dignitaries from around the world.
    The Mayor's comments are summarized in this article in the Alaska Dispatch News.
    Additional news about Alaska Native concerns at teh conference are reported in this article.
    Many additional videos from the GLACIER conference can be found on the Whitehouse's YouTube channel.

  • Obama's Upcoming Visit to Kotzebue Mentioned in LA Times
    The LA times reports on Kotzebue's excitement in preparation for President Obama's arrival.

  • Governor Walker travels to rural Alaska
    Governor Walker traveled to several villages around the state, including Kivalina, Akiachak, Tuluksak and Chalkyitsik. While in these communities, the Governor engaged residents and tribal leadership on a number of topics, including education, public health and public safety. For some communities, the gubernatorial visit was a first. Governor Walker in Kivalina

  • Presidential Platform: Some Assembly Required
    Tractor with lumber to build the presidential platform Preparing for President Obama's visit to Kotzebue

  • • Breaking News! President Obama to Visit Kotzebue

    President Obama is scheduled to visit Kotzebue on Sept. 2nd. For more details see this article in the Alaska Dispatch News.

  • • Mayor Joule to speak at GLACIER summit
    Mayor Joule has been selected to speak at the GLACIER summit on August 31st. The Mayor will speak in the opening plenary session after President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry. You can watch the GLACIER summit live at this link.

  • • Mayor Joule Featured in Opinion Piece in The Hill
    Mayor Joule is featured in an opinion Piece in The Hill, a political reporting news agency. The opinion piece is entitled: "The changing Arctic presents opportunity to thrive, if we act now" and can be found here.

  • • Star of the Northwest Magnet School
    The Northwest Arctic Borough School District, in conjunction with the Alaska Technical Center and the University of Alaska Fairbanks Chukchi, is starting a residential, vocational training, school that is open to Juniors and Seniors statewide. For more information, see their flyers here, and here.

  • • Northwest Arctic LEPC Activity Included in the Statewide Newsletter
    The full newsletter can be found here.

  • • Youth Leadership Summit, Summer 2015
    There will be a Youth Leadership Summit and Auraqtuq (Summer) Kick-off to share Iñupiaq culture and promote lasting community involvement. Click here for more information.

  • • VPSO Michael Gagliano Successfully Completes Further Training
    Congratulations to VPSO Michael Gagliano who received certification to carry a firearm azs well as receiving the expert marksman award today during the first ever VPSO Arming Academy graduation! Great work, Mike we are very proud of your hard work and your dedication to the training!

  • • Announcing the Winners of the NWAB Subsistence Youth Essay Contest

  • • ICC Workshop Report on Food Security in the Arctic
    The Inuit Circumpoloar Council-Alaska has released a report from their recent workshop: Northwest Arctic Regional Food Workshop: How to Assess Food Security from an Inuit Perspective: Building a Conceptual Framework on How to Assess Food Security in the Alaskan Arctic (2014). The report is available here.

  • • Alaska State Troopers Press Release on VPSOs Selected for the Arming Pilot Project.
    Mike Galliano, who serves the community of Noatak will attend the training. For the full press release see here.

  • • The next meeting of the NAB Science Steering Committee will be held jointly with the North Slope Borough Science Steering Committee on April 9-10 in Anchorage.

(Older news is archived here.)

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