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Screenshot of the Alaska Airlines redesigned greeting page before it was changed. Photo by Blossom Twitchell.

Screenshot of the Alaska Airlines redesigned greeting page before it was changed. Photo by Blossom Twitchell.

After Alaska Airlines unveiled a new look for their airplanes and website many Alaska Natives took offense to a phrase in their new marketing campaign. The phrase has sparked a controversy and a new round of conversations about what the word “Eskimo” means to Alaska Natives.

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Martin Buser at K300 Mushers Meeting. (Photo by Chris Pike.)

Martin Buser at the 2016 K300 Mushers Meeting. (Photo by Chris Pike.)

Martin Buser has been dropped to last place and without prize money for this year’s Kuskokwim 300. The race committee announced the decision after reviewing evidence of Buser committing two penalties: leaving the trail and receiving help feeding his dogs. But, Buser tells a different story. Read more →