Flying over tundra

Quick Trip to Kotzebue

Flying in Alaska is one of my favorite things, looking down all of the different terrains. While I was flying from Selawik to Kotzebue for an in-service, I could not stop looking out the window. The Horseshoe Lakes and the color of the tundra were just breath taking. I like this one because it showed […]

Sealaska Heritage Institute

While attending the a Basic Arts Institute with the Alaska Arts Education Consortium I had the chance to visit the local Heritage Institute. The Sealaska Heritage Institute in Juneau allows the opportunity for visitor and locals alike interact and experience the cultural history of Tlingits. Become immersed by traditional carving, basketry, sewing and dance at […]

fish eggs hanging to dry in rural alaska

Harvesting Fish Eggs

School was over for the day and we were walking to the post office. Normally kids from the school see you walking and walk with you for a while. They are just out playing in the village and I would always enjoyed their company, smiles and energy that they had. This time of season was […]

Float planes in alaska

Float Planes in Southeast Alaska

It was the beginning of August and my wife was changing classrooms, from kindergarten to 1st grade. I hold told her that I would be able to help her get here classroom ready. Work called me out of town, within 30 minutes of being told I was leaving I was on a plane to Petersburg […]

Alaska aerial photography

Flying Around Southeast Alaska

Someone once made the comment to me that Alaskans fly like others take taxis, these could not be more turn. With no major road system to connect the communities of Southeast Alaska, our only options are boats or planes. This was one of the many flights that I took up to Gustavus to visit my […]

Elders Fish Camp

The sun does not rise for very long in Arctic Alaska. We departed from Selawik late morning and around noon, we finally reached the Elder’s Summer Fish Camp. During the summer this camp would be alive with kids playing on the river banks and eating berries, adults harvesting fish from the river and hanging them […]