The Ikaaġvik Sikukun Story:
The reduction of sea ice off of Alaska’s coast is the subject of the new documentary “Ice Edge”. Iñupiaq residents of Kotzebue went to work with researchers at the University of Alaska – Fairbanks and Columbia University to document the changes, as well as look towards the future.
Seals are a vital component to the Native diet along Alaska’s northwest coast. The study finds that over the past 17 years, the seal hunting season has decreased at least one day, and sometimes more, each year, due to the change in sea ice.
The documentary can be watched on YouTube in its entirety. It is sectioned into 14 segments, to make it easier to watch a little at a time. On Thursday, one can join a viewing party and take part in a Q&A afterwards, on youtube, facebook, and other social media suspects. The live viewing party begins at 10am AST on Thursday January 27.
January 27th, 2022 at 1:00 AM
I have an will continue to leave as small a foot print on this earth I can. The climate is changing and since people and businesses don’t want to change the accepted way of doing things. Future generations will have a very different world than we know today, and I doubt they’ll want to sacrifice their lifestyle much either.