Urban Native Life

Indigenous peoples and languages of Alaska
Indigenous peoples and languages of Alaska

Many Alaska Natives live in urban areas far from the places at the core of Native cultures– the rural communities with open lands, fish and wildlife. On the next Hometown Alaska we’ll have guests who have lived the urban Native experience. We’ll talk about the Alaska Native identity here in Anchorage– corporate, tribal, traditional and modern.

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HOST:

GUEST:

  • Dr. Dalee Sambo Dorough, an Associate Professor of Political Science at University of Alaska Anchorage, responsible for the sub-field of International Relations
  • Dr. Dorough
    Dr. Dorough

    James Labelle, retired from Chugach Alaska Corporation

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Call 550-8433 (Anchorage) or 1-888-353-5752  (statewide) during the live broadcast (2:00 – 3:00pm)

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LIVE BROADCAST: Wednesday, MAy 04, 2016, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (Alaska time)

REPEAT BROADCAST: Wednesday, May 04, 2016, 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. (Alaska time)

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Eric Bork, Alaska Public Media
Eric Bork, or you can just call him “Bork” because everybody else does, was the Audio Media Content Producer for KSKA-FM. He now produces and edits episodes of Outdoor Explorer, the Alaska focused outdoors program. He also maintains the web posts for that show. You may have heard him filling in for Morning Edition or All Things Considered and can still find him operating the sound board for any of the live broadcast programs. After escaping the Detroit area when he was 18, Bork made it up to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where he earned a degree in Communications/Radio Broadcasting from Northern Michigan University. He spent time managing the college radio station, working for the local NPR affiliate and then in top 40 radio in Michigan before coming to Alaska to work his first few summers. After then moving to Chicago, it only took five years to convince him to move back to Alaska in 2010. When not involved in great radio programming he’s probably riding a bicycle, thinking about riding bicycles, dreaming about bikes, reading a book or planning the next place he’ll travel to. Only two continents left to conquer!