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Christmas Decorations in Nome

A Very KNOM Christmas

The Christmas season starts earlier and earlier every year, but in media it starts way before anyone has even begun to think about their Thanksgiving menus.…

Story49: MaryJane Litchard

The December episode of Story49 features MaryJane Litchard of Nome, Alaska. MaryJane’s story is told in two acts: “MaryJane Meets John F. Kennedy” and “MaryJane’s Gift.”…

Story49: Stephen Blanchett

In November, Story49 featured Stephen Blanchett of Bethel, Alaska. Stephen is a founding member of the band Pamyua. In this episode, Stephen discusses his musical inspirations…

Story49: Marjorie Tahbone

In October, Story49 featured Marjorie Tahbone of Nome, Alaska. Marjorie shares her story about studying abroad in Nunavut, winning Miss Indian World, and her decision to…

Candid family photo in our Thanksgiving best

Nome for the Holidays

“What Nome lacks in decoration,” Emily says, “it makes up for in spirit.” She, and all our volunteers, thank the many people who are making this holiday season special.

With Moses Wassilie at the AFN Art Fair

Laughter and Respect

“It was inspiring to be surrounded by so many reflective, positive people,” Emily says about the 2013 Alaska Federation of Natives convention in Fairbanks.

Quyana Night

AFN: Day 2

Speakers presented throughout the day on a variety of topics, including suicide prevention, subsistence rights, and respect for youth and elders. The Akula Elitnaurvik, Kuugmuit, Di’haii…

AFN Morning Assembly

AFN: Day 1

People from across the state of Alaska assemble for the 2013 AFN conference – after a night out for Rock the Native Vote in Fairbanks.