AAOKH News

New students join the AAOKH team

October 20, 2020

We are thrilled that new UAF students recently joined our AAOKH team this summer and fall! Welcome and quyana/quyanaq to Mik’ (Elizabeth) Lindley and Kim Kivvaq Pikok!! You can read more about each of our AAOKH-affiliated students and their interests on our Education & Outreach page.

Roberta Glenn

“The environment is changing and our people are intimately familiar with that change” – Roberta Tuurraq Glenn and Rick Thoman share their perspectives with ABC News

September 30, 2020

“The environment is changing and our people are intimately familiar with that change, our livelihoods depend on being able to navigate these changes every day. And that’s what we do and that’s what we’re going to continue to do,” Roberta Tuurraq Glenn shared in a recent interview with ABC News. AAOKH-affiliated UAF graduate student and…

“Global warming is happening. It is affecting different villages in different ways” – Tikiġaq observer Guy Omnik shares his perspective with Native America Calling

September 23, 2020

“Global warming is happening. It is affecting different villages in different ways”“Our ice takes longer to form… [and] disappears faster…ice is not as thick…[these changes] impact our whaling, our hunting…more animal migrations are coming earlier and earlier.” “I also collect observation data [with AAOKH]…this is an important tool we can use for the future.” Taikuu…

Slideshow of up-to-date Utqiaġvik area observations, satellite images, and trails

May 15, 2020

We are working hard to keep Utqiaġvik satellite imagery updated at this slideshow website. We will post the latest AAOKH observations, MODIS and SAR imagery as well as comparisons of ice cover to previous years. Trails are being mapped, and will be added – note trails may change or be incomplete as the season changes.…

AAOKH contributes article to ARCUS Witness Community Highlights

April 29, 2020

Alaska Arctic communities are the “first responders” to experience and detect changes in the environment given their deep connections to place and integral reliance on traditional resources. Here’s how we are working together to track changes: a story we provided to ARCUS for the Witness Community Highlights series. Quyanaqpak and Taikuu to our authors: Donna…