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Archive for November 2013

Sounding Board: The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)

The US Supreme Court

This Thursday on Sounding Board (November 21, 2013 at 10am), we’re talking about the Indian Child Welfare Act. Earlier this year, the US Supreme Court ruled that several sections of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) did not apply to the case of Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, more commonly known as the Baby Veronica…

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Update News: November 18th, 2013

In Monday’s news: Gov. Sean Parnell declares areas of Western Alaska disaster zones after devastating storms; NovaCopper’s planned Ambler Mine project is being helped by AIDEA work on a new road; Gov. Sean Parnell announces he won’t expand Medicaid in Alaska; AST arrest a woman in Anchorage over attempted transport of $10,000 worth of marijuana…

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Update News: November 15th, 2013

In Friday’s news: At least four towns in the Bering Straits Region are working to declare disasters after back-to-back storms last week; Shishmaref City Council signs emergency declaration seeking state aid after storm damage; Bi-partisan commission reports Alaska’s approach to fighting crime in Native communities is not working. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/11/2013-11-15-knom-update-news.mp3

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Skull Slams

Shishmaref. Photo: KNOM file.

Laying on a mattress on the floor, arm shielding my eyes from the florescent lights above, a brass knocker pounds against my skull. A steady, heavy ramming of metal against bone. Each strike ripping a wave of nausea from my gut to my mouth as the smell of feces— my feces— slips beneath the door from the…

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Check your mailboxes (soon)!

In mid-January, KNOM will be mailing tax receipts to all benefactors who have donated a total of $50 or more in calendar year 2013. Our development team – Betsy and Lynette – are happy to answer any questions that you may have. Their office hours are Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm (Alaska time, or 12noon-9pm Eastern). Feel free…

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Update News: November 14, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Communities in storm-struck areas prepared yesterday for another blast; Record-breaking rain-fall in WAK has experts worried about caribou migration; A Norwegian shipping company is looking at potential hub-ports close to Arctic Alaska. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/11/2013-11-14-knom-update-news.mp3

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Update News: November 13th, 2013

In Wednesday’s news: Emergency Manager from State’s Department traveling to Unalakleet and Kotlik this week to assess damage; American Indian leaders gather in DC for direct talks with officials in the Obama administration; Nome Board of Ed holds regular meeting, discusses findings on recent AASB conference. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/11/2013-11-13-knom-update-news.mp3

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Former KNOM volunteers continuing to serve

Volunteers come to serve KNOM listeners for a year or more from a variety of backgrounds. Some are fresh out of college with a keen interest in broadcasting. Others have a few years of real-world work under their belts, hungry for a job where they can truly make a difference. One major thing they have in common is…

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Update News: November 12th, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Latest storm casts problem on Unalakleet’s long-term infrastructure problem: coastal erosion; NSEDC annual board meeting yields new members, officers, an increase in community benefits share, and a grant for Nome’s port expansion; GCI expands TERRA network to Nome, promising faster internet access, but still no resolution with KTUU. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/11/2013-11-12-knom-update-news.mp3

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