Recent News

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  • • 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.

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