Alaska [uh-las-ka] – from Aleut word alakshak meaning “great lands” or “peninsula” and figuratively meaning “that which the sea breaks against,” the Russians modified the Aleut form to create the name Alaska.
Great lands, last frontier, Alaska, whatever it may be called, Alaska is an incredibly unique and special place. There’s reasons the Aleut used alakshak to describe their home and then the Russians modified it to name Alaska. But what about the state is so special? North Exposure is here to feature it all.
This site is written and produced by Kelly Ireland, an Alaska resident currently living in Anchorage, Alaska and occasionally a tent wherever she pleases. Kelly is currently a biology master’s student at the University of Alaska Anchorage. She graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage with a B.A. in biological sciences and a B.A. in Journalism and Public Communications in 2017.