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The Magazine of Ravn Air Group and Rural Alaska

MAY 2018

Salmon Summer: Bristol Bay Prepares for Another Year of Plenty Dillingham and King Salmon: Celebrating Rural Alaska Kings of The Nushagak BBNC’s Investment In Bristol Bay Lodges Wonder of Floating Wood-Tikchik

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BBNC is one of 13 Alaska Native Regional Corporations formed under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act of 1971. The corporation has over 10,000 Eskimo, Aleut, and Athabascan shareholders with ancestral ties to the Bristol Bay region. BBNC supports responsible resource development, deÃ&#x201E;ULKHZKL]LSVWTLU[[OH[PZ Ã&#x201E;ZJHSS`LU]PYVUTLU[HSS`HUK socially sustainable, serving the long-term interests of our people, our region, and our businesses. More information can be found at www. bbnc.net.

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What’s Happening in Ravn Country Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival May 10-13, Homer Located on the beautiful shore of Kachemak Bay, the Homer Spit is one of the most accessible places for shorebird viewing in Alaska. With over 100,000 shorebirds of 25 different species migrating through in early May, this four-day event celebrates the return of spring and migrating birds. For 25 years running, the Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival has offered great birds, excellent guiding, educational seminars and workshops, and children’s activities to thousands of birders of all ages and all skill levels.

Great Alaska Craft Beer and Home Brew Festival May 25-26, Haines About a dozen Alaska brewers will be on hand for you to sample their beers (or cider) at the Alaska State Fairgrounds. This is a 21-and-older event and the organizers stress that no kids or animals are allowed.

www.visithaines.com

Slam’n Salm’n King Salmon Derby June 9-16, Anchorage Anchorage’s only king salmon fishing derby brings thousands of anglers downtown to Ship Creek. Grab a rod, pull on waders and head to Ship Creek for the annual Downtown Soup Kitchen’s Slam’n Salm’n Derby. Pick up a free derby ticket before wetting a line for the chance to win thousands of dollars in cash and prizes.

June 21, Fairbanks For more than a century, a special baseball game has annually been held on n June 21, the longest day of each year (with a full 24 hours of daylight in the vast Tanana Valley). Fairbanksans celebrate the coming of summer with the playing of this traditional game, which continues through the midnight hour and never uses artificial lights.

The World Eskimo-Indian Olympic Games (WEIO) will take place at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks. A four-day series of traditional Alaska Native athletic competitions, WEIO draws Native athletes and dancers from around the state, the United States, Canada and Greenland, as well as visitors, fans and media from around the globe.

www.explorefairbanks.com/events

www.explorefairbanks.com/events

www.kachemakshorebird.org

June 8-9, Naknek

Kodiak Crab Fest May 24-28, Kodiak This five-day festival held over Memorial Day weekend celebrates our abundant resources from the sea with a variety of family friendly activities. The event also showcases local businesses and nonprofits with an influx of both local and off-island visitors.

The second annual expo will highlight the rich history that has sustained our vital industry and provide the venue for developing a dynamic future; the theme of the fundraising event is “Celebrating Our Past | Sustaining Our Future.”

www.bristolbayfishexpo.com

July 18-21, Fairbanks The annual World Eskimo-Indian Olympic Games (WEIO) give indigenous men and women the chance to test their strength, agility and endurance—all qualities that are needed to survive in the circumpolar north. Competitive games include high-kick, knuckle hop, ear pull, two-foot high kick and Eskimo stick pull. For the competitors, WEIO is a chance to meet old friends and distant relatives, to entertain and be entertained, to challenge one another and to engage in friendly competition. For the spectators, WEIO offers unparalleled feats of strength and endurance as well as traditional activities like a muktuk eating contest and the exhilarating “nalukataq” or blanket toss.

www.anchorage.net

Bristol Bay Fish Expo and Trade Show

World Eskimo-Indian Olympic Games

Midnight Sun Baseball Game

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Big money for big flatfish this summer Every major fishing community in Alaska has some sort of fishing derby beginning this month, and three of the biggest are these that center on triple digit halibut. Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby May 15 - September 15 The longest running halibut derby in the state of Alaska, with more than $90,000 in cash prizes. Largeset fish plus prizes for tons of tagged fish throughout Kachemak Bay.

www.homeralaska.org/jackpot-halibut-derby

Valdez Halibut Derby Beginning May 19 The Valdez Halibut Derby features a $10,000 cash Grand Prize for the largest halibut, $3,000 cash for second place and $1,500 for third place. In addition to weekly prizes, all anglers who purchase a derby ticket have a chance to win $5,000 cash in a drawing at the end of the season.

www.valdezfishderbies.com

! FISH ON

Seward Halibut Derby June 1-30 Prizes for daily and derby heaviest fish, as well as tagged fish.

www.Seward.com

SALMONFEST August 3-5, Ninilchik This weekend they’ll be rockin’ in Ninilchik as Salmonfest moves into its sixth year. A crowd of mostly 20- and 30-something millennials and Generation Xers will be putting on the uniform of youth—jeans, Xtratufs and a hoodie, while enjoying music from legendary headliners. If it rains, and it always rains, they’ll dig a rain jacket out of their backpack. Several thousand will be dancing in the puddles late into the night in homage to being young in the North and to one of the most important reasons to live here—wild salmon.

www.kenaipeninsula.org/events/ upcoming

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If you go One thing anglers should always do before arriving at the Nushagak, biologist Lee Borden says, is call ahead to the ADF&G VɉJLPU+PSSPUNOHTMVYJ\YYLU[ ÄZOPUNY\UHUK^H[LYJVUKP[PVUZ ;OLVɉJLWYV]PKLZH\[VTH[LK updates 24/7 at 907-842-2427.

Choggiung Limited is a village corporation formed under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA). Owning all the land along the Nushagak, Choggiung is the largest village corporation in the Bristol Bay region. Shareholders are Yup’ik and Aleut people with ancestral ties to this unique land. Choggiung derived its name from “Curyung,” a Yup’ik word loosely translated as the point where the clean and muddy waters meet. This was the name given to the point of land, later known as Dillingham, which provided access to both the Wood and Nushagak Rivers. For information on permits, and a list of permitted guides on the River, call or email: www.choggiung.com/land-dept/nushagak-riv-

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Double and even triple hookups are not uncommon when trolling spinners during the peak of the king run.

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Alaskan Spirit | Issue 1 | Digital Edition  

Alaskan Spirit is the magazine of Ravn’s communities, passengers, and employees. Our mission is connecting Alaska communities and people as...

Alaskan Spirit | Issue 1 | Digital Edition  

Alaskan Spirit is the magazine of Ravn’s communities, passengers, and employees. Our mission is connecting Alaska communities and people as...