Emily Schwing started stuffing envelopes for KUER FM90 in Salt Lake City in 2002. It was meant to be volunteer position, but it turned into a multi-year summer internship in the public radio newsroom. Emily moved on to an internship with "Radio Expeditions" at National Public Radio in Washington, DC, in 2006. She’s also worked for Deutsche Welle Radio in Bonn, Germany. Emily has also filed stories for NPR, APM, CBC, Monocle Radio and National Native News. Emily grew up between Denver, Pittsburgh and Salt Lake City. She is currently based in Fairbanks, Alaska. In the winter, Emily becomes something of a "Mushing Correspondent," following all 1,000 miles of the Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race and the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. She regularly produces stories on Arctic research, science and resource development.
For some, recent findings signal that Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission didn’t go far enough to get answers about what took place in the residential schools.
For generations, Alaskan Natives crossed the Bering Sea to visit family on nearby islands. It’s harder today, thanks to international politics, high costs and weather.
What do you do when a country has officially declared your people extinct? One descendant of the Sinixt tribe went on an illegal elk hunt.
The secret, explains a master singer in Far East Russia: "It's a road. It's an oxygen road." A deep, earthy and guttural road, too.
This summer, the first-ever Beringia Arctic Games brought Arctic natives from around the world to compete in far eastern Russia. But while the Russian government wants to make it an annual tourist attraction, the games may be a last gasp for Arctic cultures in the face of mining and oil booms.