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UP HERE, we reside in a place where innovation and adaptation has made lifeways possible for centuries, and where innovation and adaptation will determine the future.

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Canada Is Losing Its Last Reindeer Herder

Canada Is Losing Its Last Reindeer Herder

As indigenous reindeer herders die out, filling their shoes will be increasingly difficult, putting Canada's Inuit people at risk.

Canada Is Losing Its Last Reindeer Herder

Canada Is Losing Its Last Reindeer Herder

The Arctic is a region often overlooked by those of us who occupy the warmer, less baron parts of the earth. What is perceived as an empty vastness is instead a complex landscape with nearly four million inhabitants. “Portraits of Place: The Arctic in Photographs” at the Anchorage Museum showcases the beauty and wonder of the arctic as seen through the lenses of five photographers from around the world: Acacia Johnson, Brian Adams, Evgenia Arbugaeva, Olaf Otto Becker and Tiina Itkonen.

Tumas by Tiina Itkonen; 1998 Greenland in "Portraits of Place: The Arctic in Photographs" at Anchorage Museum

Lily Weed, “Walking to the Simon Paneak Memorial Museum,”  photograph, $250 Merit Award, All Alaska Biennial 2016

All-Alaska Biennial - Polar Lab at the Anchorage Museum

All Alaska Biennial

Let the Holidays Begin in Alaska

Let the Holidays Begin in Alaska - AK on the GO

Alaska holidays have begun. Take the kids to these family-friendly events over the thanksgiving weekend.

Important Lessons about Giving from Alaska: The More You Give, the More You Get Back

Important Lessons about Giving from Alaska: The More You Give, the More You Get Back

In this season, I often remind my children of the important lessons we learned about giving and sharing when we lived in Alaska. In this photo, Kyra (5) and Ethan...

Sunrise from the Fourth Floor of the Anchorage Museum

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"Dark and Plentiful Bounty," Mixed media by Pam Longobardi. Part of our 2014 exhibition "Gyre: The Plastic Ocean," now traveling the country

Stunning Art Exhibition Captures The World Of Plastic Trash Filling Our Oceans

"These artworks are testaments to the negative impact of our consumptive practices and reminders of the ongoing damage we subject our natural environment...

Distinct in the entire Arctic, the Great Kobuk Sand Dunes offer stark contrast to the surrounding, encroaching northern boreal forest.

Arctic Desert: Kobuk Valley National Park - Polar Lab at the Anchorage Museum

In August 2014, the Anchorage Museum sent a visual artist, a poet, curator, educator and a filmmaker into the Arctic desert – Kobuk Valley National Park, one of the least-visited national parks in the United States – to discover its distinguishing characteristics, its role in the lives of residents who border it, and to experience why it has become a center for research into the potential for life on Mars.

Distinct in the entire Arctic, the Great Kobuk Sand Dunes offer stark contrast to the surrounding, encroaching northern boreal forest.

Arctic Desert: Kobuk Valley National Park - Polar Lab at the Anchorage Museum

In August 2014, the Anchorage Museum sent a visual artist, a poet, curator, educator and a filmmaker into the Arctic desert – Kobuk Valley National Park, one of the least-visited national parks in the United States – to discover its distinguishing characteristics, its role in the lives of residents who border it, and to experience why it has become a center for research into the potential for life on Mars.

A team interviewed Native and non-Native subsistence users and National Park Service personnel to explore the convergences between scientific, traditional, and commercial land uses.

Arctic Desert: Kobuk Valley National Park - Polar Lab at the Anchorage Museum

In August 2014, the Anchorage Museum sent a visual artist, a poet, curator, educator and a filmmaker into the Arctic desert – Kobuk Valley National Park, one of the least-visited national parks in the United States – to discover its distinguishing characteristics, its role in the lives of residents who border it, and to experience why it has become a center for research into the potential for life on Mars.

The Anchorage Museum sent a visual artist, a poet, curator, educator and a filmmaker into the Arctic desert – Kobuk Valley National Park, one of the least-visited national parks in the United States.

Arctic Desert: Kobuk Valley National Park - Polar Lab at the Anchorage Museum

In August 2014, the Anchorage Museum sent a visual artist, a poet, curator, educator and a filmmaker into the Arctic desert – Kobuk Valley National Park, one of the least-visited national parks in the United States – to discover its distinguishing characteristics, its role in the lives of residents who border it, and to experience why it has become a center for research into the potential for life on Mars.