For Al Jazeera America: Listen to the Gwich’in

To understand the relationship between the indigenous Gwich’in who live in this village near the edge of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and the massive caribou herd that migrates through their land, you might start in February with a ride on the back of Charlie Swaney’s old snowmobile.

For Al Jazeera: Reality bites in Alaska when TV crews clog up the frontier

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska might be one of the last places in America where a person can disappear. Off the grid, hundreds of miles from their nearest neighbor, people here can elude their problems and their exes and even law enforcement.

But, as the locals joke, the reality TV producers will still find them.