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A screenshot of the Alaska Board of Education and Early Development's Zoom meeting on July 26, 2023.

State board postpones vote on transgender athlete regulation

The board postponed action that could bar trans girls from competing on high school sports teams that align with their gender identity.
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Peltola braces for Supreme Court to undermine Indian Child Welfare Act

House Democrats defend ICWA and the "terrifying" historical context that brought Congress to pass it.
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Meet Genevieve Mina, Alaska’s second Filipino legislator

Mina represents House District 19 in Anchorage, which covers the Airport Heights, Mountain View and Russian Jack neighborhoods. 
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Quakers formally apologize to Alaska Native communities for residential schools

Members of the Alaska Friends Conference of the Religious Society of Friends formally read the apology out loud on Friday at the former site of the Quaker-established mission school, which is now Sayéik Gastineau elementary school.

Indie Lens Pop-Up Virtual Screenings – Season 2021 / 2022

Indie Lens Pop-Up brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations. Featuring documentaries seen on PBS’s Independent Lens, Indie Lens Pop-Up draws local residents,...

Native tribes in Ketchikan tell Interior department to keep land-trust program

The Department of the Interior is reviewing at Alaska tribes' ability to put land into trust, a right available to these tribes only since 2014. DOI is holding consultations across the state to get feedback on the land-trust program. Listen now

“The Way Home”­ Healing from Historical Trauma

The impacts of Trauma on an individual are well documented and include; Depression, anxiety, substance abuse, poor attachment and bonding, and numerous other physical and emotional problems. When large groups of people collectively experience traumatic events such as genocide, oppression, or prolonged war, the impacts can devastate a community or an entire culture for generations. Monday, February 29, 2016. 2:00 p.m DOWNLOAD AUDIO

Historical Trauma

The examples most commonly associated with Historical Trauma include, Slavery, the Holocaust, and the systematic annihilation of the way of life for American Indians and Alaska Natives during and after European colonization. The impacts of Historical Trauma are inter-generational and can include; the attachment relationship with caregivers; the impact on parenting and family functioning; the association with parental physical and mental illness, and the disconnection and alienation from extended family, culture and society. Join us for a discussion on the causes, consequences, and treatment of Historical Trauma. KSKA: Monday, February 8, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. LISTEN NOW

‘After divorce’ — Parental alienation

There are few things worse than the rejection and hatred a parent feels from a child who has been turned against them. Parental alienation occurs when a child turns against a loving parent for reasons that are irrational and based primarily on the feelings the “alienating parent” has for the targeted parent. Please join host Prentiss Pemberton and his guest, Dr. Matthew Sullivan, for a discussion about divorce and the devastation that occurs when children are caught in the crossfire of a high-conflict divorce. KSKA: Monday, Sept. 28, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Listen Now:

Gov. Walker Meets With Kuskokwim Tribes on Trust Lands

Governor Bill Walker was in Akiachak and Tuluskak Tuesday to discuss a lawsuit involving tribal lands into trust, according to officials in Akiachak. Walker’s office kept his first visit to southwest Alaska since his election low profile amid high interest in a case that could reshape jurisdiction on Alaska Native lands. Download Audio

Public Comment Open on ‘Land Into Trust’ Until June 30

The U.S. Department of Interior is asking for public comments on a new policy that will allow it to take land into trust for Alaska Native tribes. Alaska Native leaders say the change, after years of litigation, brings them one step closer to self-determination. Download Audio