Season 8

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

Video thumbnail: Indie Alaska Reviving the art of making Iñupiat Mukluks

Indie Alaska

Reviving the art of making Iñupiat Mukluks

Mary Lou Sours is an Inupiaq woman determined to revive the tradition of sewing mukluks.

Reviving the art of making Iñupiat Mukluks

Video thumbnail: Indie Alaska Living off the Land in an Alaskan Iñupiaq Community

Indie Alaska

Living off the Land in an Alaskan Iñupiaq Community

Lonnie Arnold and many Inupiat Alaskans still depend on traditional subsistence methods.

Living off the Land in an Alaskan Iñupiaq Community

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Indie Alaska

I am a Wool Waulker

Lorri Wright weaves cloth for the local Rennaisance Faire but it also helps her anxiety.

I am a Wool Waulker

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Indie Alaska

Growing Peonies in the Alaska Bush

Paula and Mike live off the grid where they grow peonies and ship them around Alaska.

Growing Peonies in the Alaska Bush

Video thumbnail: Indie Alaska Exploring Alaska Through Pottery

Indie Alaska

Exploring Alaska Through Pottery

Marta uses images of the Alaskan wilderness to create unique pottery and her own business.

Exploring Alaska Through Pottery

Video thumbnail: Indie Alaska Making Music with Glaciers and Snow

Indie Alaska

Making Music with Glaciers and Snow

Matthew Burtner uses the sounds of snow, glaciers, and wind to compose abstract music.

Making Music with Glaciers and Snow

Video thumbnail: Indie Alaska Packrafting Alaska While it's Still Wild

Indie Alaska

Packrafting Alaska While it's Still Wild

Luc Mehl is able to experience things in Alaska few others can, thanks to his packraft.

Packrafting Alaska While it's Still Wild

Video thumbnail: Indie Alaska I am the Gluten Queen

Indie Alaska

I am the Gluten Queen

Rachel Saul loves bread. She runs Fire Island Bakery in Anchorage as the Gluten-Queen.

I am the Gluten Queen

Video thumbnail: Indie Alaska Making Delicious Jelly from Spruce Trees

Indie Alaska

Making Delicious Jelly from Spruce Trees

Lisa Brandstetter and her family annually make jelly with freshly picked spruce tips.

Making Delicious Jelly from Spruce Trees

Video thumbnail: Indie Alaska We are an Improv Troupe

Indie Alaska

We are an Improv Troupe

Scared Scriptless is the longest-running improv comedy troupe in Alaska.

We are an Improv Troupe

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Indie Alaska

I am a Salmon Painter

Romney Dodd paints beautiful designs on taxidermy Alaska salmon.

I am a Salmon Painter

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Indie Alaska

I am a Cultural Artist

Thomas Chung is an artist interested in representing different cultures in his work.

I am a Cultural Artist

Video thumbnail: Indie Alaska We are Chaga Harvesters

Indie Alaska

We are Chaga Harvesters

Gabriel Degange and Allison Dunbar harvest chaga, a unique and abundant fungus in Alaska.

We are Chaga Harvesters

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Indie Alaska

I am a Ham Radio Hobbyist

Dennis Stevens works with other volunteers to ensure Ham Radio thrives in Anchorage, AK.

I am a Ham Radio Hobbyist

Video thumbnail: Indie Alaska I am a Fiddlehead Forager

Indie Alaska

I am a Fiddlehead Forager

Jason Porter forages for wild fiddlehead ferns for his gourmet restaurant dishes.

I am a Fiddlehead Forager

Video thumbnail: Indie Alaska I am the Karaoke King

Indie Alaska

I am the Karaoke King

Kelly Terry is a legendary karaoke DJ in Anchorage, known for his welcoming presence.

I am the Karaoke King