Alaska Native

More Than Adventure

Sep 6, 2019
Ricko DeWilde

An Interior man is one of the stars of a popular reality TV show about rural Alaska life. Ricko (REEK-o) DeWilde (de-WILD) shares his family’s subsistence lifestyle on National Geographic's: “Life Below Zero”. As KUAC's Dan Bross reports, DeWilde is Alaska Native and grew up living off the land with his parents and siblings in a remote area of the Western Interior.

Alaska’s statistics for murder and sexual assault show Native women as the most victimized demographic. Survivors and families say racism prevents cases from being properly investigated.

A rally yesterday in Fairbanks drew a crowd concerned about missing and murdered Native women.


The state of Alaska and the Anvik Tribe have signed an historic justice agreement. KUAC's Dan Bross reports.

Alaska Native leaders from across the state have wrapped up a 3 day tribal governance symposium in Fairbanks. KUAC’s Amanda Frank attended a panel discussion on governance and wellness, and has this report.

A new way to tell the story of climate change …


A new member for the Arctic Research Commission ...


A disappointing climate plan for indigenous leaders …


Circumpolar citizen scientists keep watch on the environment …


Arctic Council

Indigenous peoples of the Arctic don’t want international tensions in the region.


Caroline Herve'

Northern indigenous people have adapted to western style government while retaining a traditional cooperative approach to leadership. That’s the finding of Quebec, Canada based political anthropologist Caroline Herve'.  KUAC’s Dan Bross reports on the work of the Herve, who’s currently based at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

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