In memory


A friendship with Terrence Cole

When Elmer Rasmuson needed someone to help with his books on banking and Alaska pioneers, he turned to a historian who knew the characters and the issues: Terrence Cole.

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Remembering our friend, Jake Adams

Diane Kaplan remembers her many visits in Utqiaġvik with Jake Adams, whose care for the people of his region materialized in improved quality of life in so many ways.


Remembering a great artist, Ron Senungetuk

We are mourning the loss this week of Iñupiaq carver and metalsmith Ron Senungetuk, who founded the Native Art Center at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and was the Foundation's 2008 Distinguished Artist.


The secret of Mel

A celebration of life for Mel Sather will be held on Wednesday, Dec.18, 2019, at 4 p.m., at the Alaska Native Heritage Center. Those close to Mel or the Foundation are welcome to attend. Instead of flowers, consider supporting the next generations of broadcasters through a fund at The Alaska Community Foundation created in memory of Mel.


We stand with Pittsburgh. In anguish, we long for heroes.

There’s a scene in “The Godfather” where Michael Corleone goes to the hospital to see his gravely injured father. He’s shocked to find there are no police guarding the hospital and quickly engages Enzo, the baker, to stand with him on the hospital steps, trying to look tough, to deter bad guys from entering to finish the Don off.

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