Tag: Alaska Native

Iñupiaq Drum and Dance: A Cultural Renaissance

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KSKA: Tuesday, October 18, at 2:00 p.m. Iñupiaq Drum and Dance: A Cultural Renaissance introduces listeners to the Iñupiaq people who carry on the traditions of song and dance, while sharing stories of their ancestors. LISTEN NOW

Urban Native Life

KSKA: Wednesday, May 04 @ 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm 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 talk about the Alaska Native identity here in Anchorage-- corporate, tribal, traditional and modern. DOWNLOAD AUDIO

Talking with Principal Patsy Shaha

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Patsy Shaha, principal of the Alaska Native Cultural Charter School in the Anchorage School District joins host Kathleen McCoy to share stories on how important values, traditions and relationships are woven into the school day. KSKA: Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 2:00 and 9:00 p.m. Listen now:

Alaska Senate Committee Supports Native American Veterans Memorial

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The Alaska Legislature could join the chorus of voices calling for an American Indian Veterans Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. An Alaska Senate committee on Tuesday passed a resolution supporting the project. Download Audio

Allison Warden and Liz Medicine Crow

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They come from different parts of Alaska and different Native communities. Their typical work day could not look more different. Both labor in the quest for a vibrant future for their people. Meet Allison Warden and Liz Medicine Crow, in conversation, on the next Hometown Alaska. KSKA, Wednesday, 10/16 at 2:00pm and 9:00pm Listen Now

Alaska Tribes Celebrate Heritage On Homer Beach

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Every two years, a special ceremony is held on the beach in Homer to celebrate the heritage of Alaska tribes living in the region. KBBI’s Peter Sheppard attended this year, as the final installment of our series looking at culture in Alaska. Download Audio

The Future of Tradition

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Bethel born Jack Dalton has toured the world with his stories and plays rooted in Alaska Native culture.  This week on Addressing Alaskans, Jack talks about the time he's recently spent in Alaska's villages teaching kids how to write stories. At this Smithsonian Spotlight lecture recorded on November 1st, Jack shared his thoughts on "The Future Tradition" and some stories such as "The Drunk Caribou" written by students in the upper Tanana village of Northway. KSKA: Thursday 11/22 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm Listen Now

Athabascan Story of Denali

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Illustrations by Dimi Macheras. Courtesy of the Anchorage Museum. Our KSKA story includes an excerpt from Chickaloon storyteller Patricia Wade's narration of the story of how Denali came to be. Her story is part of a multimedia display in a Denali exhibit on display at the Anchorage Museum through October 21st. The exhibit called, “The High One: Reaching the Top” explores North America's largest peak from many perspectives. It includes historical climbing gear, photos and rare artifacts. It also looks at the mountain through Alaska Native Eyes. Listen to Patricia Wade tell the Athabaskan story of Denali here.

BBNA Set to Plan Regional Transit

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Earlier this month, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced $15 million dollars to help American Indian and Alaska Native tribal governments invest in public transit.

Alaska Native, American Indian Leaders Organize Priorities

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As the federal budget is scrutinized for savings, there’s a mad-scramble going on in Washington to protect programs from drastic cuts.

Native Brotherhood, Sisterhood Meet in Klawock

The Alaska Native Brotherhood and Alaska Native Sisterhood are celebrating a big anniversary.

Tanana Chiefs Conference Receives Suicide Grant

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The Tanana Chiefs Conference is one of the recipients over 50 million dollars in youth suicide prevention grants announced yesterday for states and tribes across the country.

Alaska News Nightly: August 31, 2011

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Pollock Fleet Asks, "Where Are The Fish?" Bethel Murder Trial Proceedings Off to a Rocky Start. Fire Claims Dot Lake Utility Building. Secretary Sebelius Visits the Alaska Native Health Center. Ester Residents Raise Money for a Library. Chum Run is Strong on the Yukon. Southeast's Pink Salmon Fleet Logs Record Year. Federal Government offers Help for Alaskan's Facing Foreclosure. NANA Opens New Hotel in Kotzebue

Salazar’s Third Visit to Alaska Focuses on Development Issues

Business leaders in Alaska got a chance to meet with Interior Secretary Ken Salazar Monday morning.

Redistricting Challengers Will Present Case in January

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The case challenging the Alaska Redistricting Board re-map of legislative districts is slowly proceeding.

Alaska News Nightly: August 8, 2011

Salazar’s Third Visit to Alaska Focuses on Development Issues, States Offered Waivers From No Child Left Behind Bill, Rising Gold Price Good for Business In Alaska, Redistricting Challengers Will Present Case in January, and more...

UAF Language Expert Urges Use of Traditional Names

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An Alaska Native-language expert at UAF hopes that the term Dene (“DEN-nay”) will catch on among Athabascans here in Alaska, because he says it will help preserve their culture and language.

Alaska News Nightly: July 26, 2011

36 Alaska Post Offices In Danger of Posting, Rural Alaska Program’s Success Attract Outside Dentists, Men in Juneau Earn Significantly More than Women, Bethel Residents React to Newspaper Shutdown, and more...

Iditarod Champ Keeps Youth Leadership and Suicide Prevention Program Alive

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The future of a youth leadership and suicide prevention program is secure after a grant of $1.25 million was donated by the Teck Mining Company. The donation was made in the name of Iditarod Champion John Baker.

Alaska News Nightly: July 21, 2011

Glacial Outburst Floods Mendenhall Lake, River, Emergency Towing System Tried on Cruise Ship, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Launches, New Law Banning Synthetic Marijuana Goes Into Effect, and more...