KODIAK, Alaska — Ivar Malutin, chairman of the Sun'aq Tribe of Kodiak, and Lt. Cmdr. Michele Shallip, commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter SPAR, stand with plaques commemorating the SPAR's addition to the tribe as a honorary ship of the Sun'aq Tribe of Kodiak at a dinner held in Kodiak.
SPAR is the first Coast Guard unit to be made an honorary member of any Native American tribe.
U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 1st Class Sara Francis.
KODIAK, Alaska — Capt. Bill Deal, commanding officer Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak (left), Ivar Malutin, chairman of the Sun'aq Tribe of Kodiak, Lt. Cmdr. Michele Schallip, commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter SPAR, and Lt. Cmdr. Paul Salerno, incoming commanding officer of the Coast Guard Communications Station Kodiak, observe the Alutiiq dancers of the Sun'aq Tribe of Kodiak perform during a dinner to honor the Coast Guard and the tribe's relationship in Kodiak June 24, 2012.
The Coast Guard was recognized for their part in assisting the tribe with the 2011 commemoration of the sinking of the boat Phyllis S in which two members of the tribe were lost near Kodiak in 1942.
LAINE WELCH Image via Wikipedia FISHERIES Published: November 7th, 2009 10:10 PM Last Modified: November 7th, 2009 10:12 PM KODIAK -- Kodiak and Alaska Peninsula crabbers got some good news last week -- bigger catch quotas for bairdi Tanner crab, a mid-January fishery important to local economies. Bairdi are the larger cousins of the better-known opilio Tanners, or snow crab. The bairdi boost stems from a big pulse of new crab recruits that biologists have been tracking for years. "That is what's fueling the increase in the harvest this year. We're just getting the very beginning of that year class," said......... http://www.adn.com/money/welch/story/1004091.html