Season 9: INDIE ALASKA

INDIE ALASKA is an original video series produced by Alaska Public Media in partnership with PBS Digital Studios. The videos capture the diverse and colorful lifestyles of everyday Alaskans at work and at play. Together, these stories present a fresh and authentic look at living in Alaska.

Video thumbnail: Indie Alaska Why is this Mets outfielder teaching baseball in Alaska?

Indie Alaska

Why is this Mets outfielder teaching baseball in Alaska?

Jamar Hill left Alaska to play outfielder with the Mets, now he's back as a youth coach.

Why is this Mets outfielder teaching baseball in Alaska?

Video thumbnail: Indie Alaska Rescuing baby moose may be the best job in Alaska

Indie Alaska

Rescuing baby moose may be the best job in Alaska

Moose Mamas is a nonprofit committed to rescuing, raising, and releasing orphaned moose.

Rescuing baby moose may be the best job in Alaska

Video thumbnail: Indie Alaska An Alaska Fisherman's Guide to Tragedy and Redemption

Indie Alaska

An Alaska Fisherman's Guide to Tragedy and Redemption

Jody Mason has been a halibut fishing guide out of Whittier, Alaska for over 20 years.

An Alaska Fisherman's Guide to Tragedy and Redemption

Video thumbnail: Indie Alaska Kuspuks and Parkys: Symbols of Alaskan Identity

Indie Alaska

Kuspuks and Parkys: Symbols of Alaskan Identity

Sheila Ezelle absolutely loves making custom kuspuks (Qaspeqs) and parkys for clients.

Kuspuks and Parkys: Symbols of Alaskan Identity

Video thumbnail: Indie Alaska Is the world's best ice cream in...ALASKA?! | INDIE ALASKA

Indie Alaska

Is the world's best ice cream in...ALASKA?! | INDIE ALASKA

Wild Scoops ice cream has become a local phenomenon with uniquely Alaskan ingredients.

Is the world's best ice cream in...ALASKA?! | INDIE ALASKA

Video thumbnail: Indie Alaska What's it take to win Alaska's competitive beard contest?

Indie Alaska

What's it take to win Alaska's competitive beard contest?

Bearded men and women from around the nation come to AK every year for this beard contest.

What's it take to win Alaska's competitive beard contest?

Video thumbnail: Indie Alaska Skiing Alaska’s extreme slopes with videographer Luka Bees

Indie Alaska

Skiing Alaska’s extreme slopes with videographer Luka Bees

Over the years, Luke Bredar has been creating videos of professional skiers across Alaska.

Skiing Alaska’s extreme slopes with videographer Luka Bees

Video thumbnail: Indie Alaska Where are they now? The Shrimp Whisperer

Indie Alaska

Where are they now? The Shrimp Whisperer

Al's shrimp photos were first featured on Indie Alaska in 2016, so where is he now?

Where are they now? The Shrimp Whisperer

Video thumbnail: Indie Alaska Running the only commercial farm in rural Alaska

Indie Alaska

Running the only commercial farm in rural Alaska

The Meyers Farm in Bethel now provides organic produce to residents in Alaska's YK Delta.

Running the only commercial farm in rural Alaska

Video thumbnail: Indie Alaska Preserving Traditional Alaskan Native Materials with Jewelry

Indie Alaska

Preserving Traditional Alaskan Native Materials with Jewelry

Josh Qagmuk Ahsoak is honoring Alaska native material like fur and baleen with his jewelry

Preserving Traditional Alaskan Native Materials with Jewelry

Video thumbnail: Indie Alaska This Aerial Silk Dancer Performs in the Alaskan Outdoors

Indie Alaska

This Aerial Silk Dancer Performs in the Alaskan Outdoors

What do you do when there's nowhere to fly? You make the Alaskan wilderness your stage.

This Aerial Silk Dancer Performs in the Alaskan Outdoors

Video thumbnail: Indie Alaska Meet the Cabbage Fairies of the Alaska State Fair

Indie Alaska

Meet the Cabbage Fairies of the Alaska State Fair

Meet the six women who have a unique passion for the Giant Cabbage Weigh-off at the fair.

Meet the Cabbage Fairies of the Alaska State Fair

Video thumbnail: Indie Alaska From Mammoth to Kale: A look into gardening in the Arctic

Indie Alaska

From Mammoth to Kale: A look into gardening in the Arctic

Nasugraq Rainy Hopson is teaching people above the arctic circle how to grow produce.

From Mammoth to Kale: A look into gardening in the Arctic

Video thumbnail: Indie Alaska How Traditional Tattoos are Connecting Inuit Communities

Indie Alaska

How Traditional Tattoos are Connecting Inuit Communities

Holly Nordlum and Sarah Whalen-Lunn are Traditional Inuit Handpoke and Skin Stitch Artists

How Traditional Tattoos are Connecting Inuit Communities

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