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Gavel-to-gavel for AFN 2013

AFN 2013 dance performance

In late October, KNOM was proud to present live, “gavel-to-gavel” coverage of one of the most important annual gatherings in the state of Alaska: the Alaska Federation of Natives convention (AFN), which is held each autumn in either Fairbanks or Anchorage. For the many different Native communities of our state, AFN is an opportunity to…

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Update News: November 7th, 2013

In Thursday’s news: AFN officials denounce the state’s lawsuit in the recent Katie John subsistence ruling; Gov. Parnell wants the state to build a road to the NovaCopper Ambler Mine; Sen. Olson addressed the Nome Rotary Club yesterday on a range of legislative issues; The Snake River Bridge in Nome is open for traffic. http://knom.org/wp-audio/2013/11/2013-11-07-update-news.mp3

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Laughter and Respect

With Moses Wassilie at the AFN Art Fair

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

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Update News: October 30th, 2013

In Wednesday’s news: After two months of drilling at Pilgrim Hot Springs, work crews are packing up. Hear today’s profile; Board of Ed meets to discuss audit, strategic plan, Native Education Parent Committee; Senators from N. Dakota and Alaska introduce a bill for a commission to protect Native children; AK state legislators considering legislation banning…

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Update News: October 28th, 2013

In Monday’s news: At last weekend’s AFN conference, Kawerak President Melanie Bahnke addressed a senate committee on subsistence issues; A 40-year-old Noorvik man shot and wounded by AST has been charged with two felony counts; Alaska recently distributed safety cards made especially or Alaska Native women; Nome’s Anvil City Science Academy and Extensions Correspondence both…

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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 Gwich’in, Stebbins, Wooshi.ji.een, Tikigak, and Tanacross dance groups performed at Quyana night with much audience participation.

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Update News: October 24th, 2013

In Thursday’s news: Laureli Kinneen reports from a Rock the Vote concert the night ahead of AFN’s start in Fairbanks; Speakers at AFN conference discuss $228 mil. in cuts to IHS from Congressional sequestration policy; Shishmaref votes to uphold local option banning sale, importation of alcohol; Russia downgrades charges against “Arctic 30” from piracy to…

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Update News: October 21st, 2013

In Monday’s newscast: Community in Savoonga economizing as winter approaches amid worst walrus harvest on record; Alaska Native people from across state gathering for AFN and Elders & Youth conference; Rep. Neal Foster speaks to Nome Rotary about Alaska’s legislature, budget, and arctic policy. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/10/2013-10-21-knom-update-news.mp3

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