Alaska News Nightly: Friday, June 26, 2020

Tlingit and Unangax̂ visual artist Yéil Ya-Tseen Nicholas Galanin stands inside his earthwork piece March 13, 2020, for the Biennale of Sydney titled “Shadown on the Land, an Excavation and Bush Burial,” part of an exhibit on Cockatoo Island, Australia. (Photo by Rhett Wyman/SHM, courtesy Nicholas Galanin)

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Friday on Alaska News Nightly:

Health officials in Alaska continue to encourage mask wearing to slow the spread of coronavirus. And, an Alaska Native artist weighs in on the debate around statues of historical figures. Plus, the first signs of community spread of COVID-19 appear in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.

Reports tonight from:

  • Liz Ruskin, Kavitha George, Lex Treinen, Tegan Hanlon and Tripp Crouse in Anchorage
  • Andrew Kitchenman in Juneau
  • and Greg Kim in Bethel