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Kivalina V. Exxon

Kivalina, a tiny village in Northwest Alaska struggles to survive and save their village from the consequences of global warming, in an epic battle against the world's biggest polluters - the oil and gas corporations.
Online
2016; 2011
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Yukon Kings [electronic resource]

Set in the remote Alaskan Yukon Delta, Yukon Kings follows Yup'ik fisherman Ray Waska as he teaches his grandkids how to fish during the summer salmon run. With environmental and cultural forces threatening their subsistence way of life, Ray holds onto the hope that his grandsons will one day pass on the traditional knowledge to their children.
Online
2015; 2012
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Iñupiaq Language and Culture Video Lessons

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"The materials provided here consist of six short videos and six lessons about Iñupiaq language and culture. Eash is based on an historic cultural heritage object from the collections of the National Museum of Natural History or the National Museum of the American Indian, both part of the Smithsonian Institution. These objects range from hunting tools used for living from the land and sea to ceremonial items used at celebrations and gatherings to everyday clothing. The information shared about them and about life in northwest Alaska enables learners to explore the cultural traditions of the Iñupiaq people. The videos are in Iñupiaq with subtitles in English and Iñupiaq , for following along in both languages. Each six-page lesson includes: three pages of materials to review befo [...]
BookDVD
2014
Alderman (Item routed to IVY)
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Alaskan Adventure

Travel with Joel Greene and the Curiosity Quest crew to Alaska for this adventure. Watch as Joel learns about a massive glacier, gets up close to a real black bear, and spots humpback and killer whales off the shore.
Online
2014; 2012
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Paul Revere: A Story of Survival in Bristol Bay

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DVD
2014
Alderman (3rd Floor Central Reading Room)
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Alaskan Village Copes With Real-Life Impacts of Global Climate Change

In Shishmaref, Alaska, a 600-person village, 20 miles south of the Arctic Circle, residents are feeling the effects of climate change, including earlier sea ice melts and increasing storm surges. PBS NewsHour correspondent Tom Bearden reports on how the residents are coping.
Online
2014; 2008
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Northern Exposure: Season One

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"Fresh out of New York's Columbia University, cocky young Dr. Joel Fleischman is looking forward to his comfortable position in Alaska's largest city. But upon his arrival, Joel finds himself a fish out of water as he's instead assigned to a tiny Alaskan village where the offbeat locals would love him to stay forever." -- Container.
DVD
2013; 1990
Clemons (Stacks)
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On the Ice

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Two teenage boys who have grown up like brothers go about their lives in the comfortable claustrophobia of an isolated Alaskan town. Early one morning, on a seal hunt with another teenager, an argument between the three boys quickly escalates into a tragic accident. Bonded by their dark secret, the two best friends are forced to create one fabrication after another in order to survive.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Grey

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After their plane crashes in Alaska, seven oil workers are led by a skilled huntsman to survival, but a pack of merciless wolves haunts their every step.
DVD
2012; 2011
Law (Klaus Reading Room) Map
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Alaska Gold: A War of the Resources, the Fish or the Mine?

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Frontline travels to Alaska to probe the fault lines of a growing battle between those who depend on the Bristol Bay region of southwest Alaska, home to the last great wild Sockeye salmon fishery in the world for a living, the mining companies who are pushing to extract enormous amounts of mineral deposits, estimated to be worth some $300 billion, and the political framework that will ultimately decide the outcome.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Big Picture: Inland Waterways

In this classic episode of the U.S. Army's The Big Picture series, combat infantrymen take to Alaska's waterways to participate in a simulated attack on an aggressor-held bridge. Featuring footage provided by the National Archives and Records Administration, cameramen capture the dangers of this military highway and the alertness and navigation skills combat troops are required to learn to handle river obstacles. Since the rivers change month to month, there is never any certainty in what lies ahead. During the summer months, the Army makes full use of navigable inland waterways.
Online
2012; 2008
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The Big Picture: Top of the World

This classic episode of the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series examines the vitally strategic importance of the Far North. Traveling pictorially from Alaska to the Northwest-across the vast reaches of Canada-and Greenland in the east, this video from the National Archives and Records Administration traces the hemispheric defense network that stretches unbroken by national boundaries. Components include the Distant Early Warning (DEW) Line, the North American Air Defense Command (NORAD), Thule missile detectors, and Camp Century.
Online
2012; 2008
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The Big Picture: The Alaskan Scout and Alaskan Command

Alaska, formerly called "Seward's Folly," has become of great military importance and a vital link in our preparations to insure security. As explained in this episode of the U.S. Army's The Big Picture television series, the mission of the army in Alaska is to repel any aggressive action and to be prepared to hit back. Viewers of this film from the National Archives and Records Administration will see the important segment of our army that is fulfilling that purpose in the country's most northern frontier. Known as the Alaskan Scouts, these men, who were born above the Arctic Circle, must undergo constant training and reevaluation along with the rest of our military establishment in this land where nature is hostile.
Online
2012; 2008
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Big Miracle

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Based on a true story. A small town news reporter and a Greenpeace volunteer are joined by rival world superpowers to save a family of gray whales trapped by rapidly forming ice in the Arctic Circle.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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Sarah Palin's Alaska

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Takes viewers into the country's 'final frontier' through the eyes of one of its most famous citizens - Sarah Palin. Sarah is joined by various family members as she shares the state she knows and loves. Along with Alaska's great wilderness, the Palins encounter Alaska's fascinating residents and share what it takes to thrive in the country's largest state.
DVD
2011; 2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Big Alaska [electronic resource]: Shane Untamed

In this episode of Shane Untamed, Shane O heads to Kodiak Island to get a taste of all things big in Alaska. Salmon fishing is big on the Emerald Isle; Kodiak bears are the biggest brown bears in North America; and of course, you can't get much bigger than whales. Shane O sets out to experience all three, with some surprises along the way.
Online
2011
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Alone in the Wilderness: Part II, Part 2

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The continuation of the day-to-day explorations and activities of Dick Proenneke who lives in the remote wilderness of the Twin Lakes Region of Alaska.
DVD
2011
Clemons (Stacks)
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Alaska [electronic resource]

Bruce travels to Alaska, America's last great wilderness, where modern-day pioneers are harvesting the vast natural wealth of the seas. Bruce learns the ropes on-board a salmon-fishing boat, and dives to the bottom of the Bering Sea to look for gold. In the far north Bruce witnesses the annual whale hunt of the Inupiak people whose ancient tradition is now at odds with the modern world and questions what is more important: the life of a whale or the death of a culture? A BBC Production.
Online
2011