My job allows me to visit a lot of Alaska on a yearly basis. I wanted to capture the trips in one location!

Unalakleet, Alaska with no snow in January

on January 25, 2016

Jan 20-21, 2016

As I flew into Unalakleet my heart sank and I was so saddened to see that there was almost NO ice in the Bering Sea and there was no snow on the ground.  Over the last 7 years that I have been coming here in Jan. this is the least snow or ice I’d ever seen.  I realized that I wished those that think ‘climate change’ isn’t real could come here to see this.

I could only imagine what the locals must be experiencing and someone directed me to this article.  http://www.adn.com/article/20141116/facing-climate-change-unalakleet-will-endure.  It really talks about how the locals are affected by the climate change that is occurring in the region.

My training went wonderfully, I sang an Aleut song with the group.  We had a great time learning, dancing, singing and sharing stories.  I got to visit my friends there and spend time with their children, and you all know how I love being ‘auntie timi’ for an evening.  I love that 3 of the people who came for training brought their small children because we are there for ALL the children of Bering St. School District.  AND I LOVE that I got to see a former student of mine, Donald.  He picked me up at the airport and we got to have lunch together.  He is from here and though he went away for college, he’s back home. These are the reasons I love to visit here and why I can’t wait to return.




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