Bristol Bay Native Association

Each summer, dozens of people come to the bay for fishery-related jobs. Most go fishing, but some help manage the fishery or assist in ongoing scientific research. An internship program coordinated by the Bristol Bay Native Association is getting local youth more involved in the science side of summer.

In Search of Salmonberries

Aug 5, 2015
Hannah Colton/KDLG

July brought an early and abundant salmonberry season for some of Dillingham's most devoted berry hunters.

The Alaska Democratic Party is going on the offensive against Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan and they are specifically targeting the issue of subsistence. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the story.

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski spoke about the subsistence challenges facing the Alaska Native people during a lengthy speech on the last day of the recent Alaska Federation of Natives convention. KDLG’s Mike Mason listened in and filed this report.

Dave Bendinger

The dual management structure that exists in Alaska to govern subsistence hunting and fishing was among the issues raised Thursday during a committee hearing in the U.S. Senate. KDLG’s Mike Mason listened in and filed this report.

A wide-spread effort is underway to change a document important to the future of the Bristol Bay region. As part of that effort Alaska Native leaders from the region are calling for increased protections for subsistence hunting and fishing. KDLG's Mike Mason reports.