In a release Wednesday, the Alaska State Council on the Arts says they are committed to protecting artistic expression of Alaska Native people through cultural practices.
Through your support, a recent episode of KNOM’s Story49 featured a young man from Unalakleet, Alaska, whose training in Alaska Native Youth Olympic games helped turn him into a competitor on the nationally-televised show “American Ninja Warrior.”
Rural Alaska is an exceptional place for archaeologists to make new discoveries. But in Shaktoolik, as KNOM’s Story49 recently chronicled, researchers are scrambling to uncover the past — before it’s lost forever.
On this week’s episode of Elder Voices, we visit with Unalakleet’s Irene Katchatag, through her interview with KNOM from April 2002.
Through your support, inspiration, education, and news remain the focus of our daily work, as they have been since 1971. Thousands of times each year, KNOM’s broadcasts carry snapshots of our region: of its culture and heritage, its local news and stories, and its faith.
It’s a bittersweet moment, as we say farewell to volunteer community deejay Marjorie Tahbone, who, as the host of Alianait Radio, has lovingly shared the culture and language of her Alaska Native upbringing — as well as music inspired by that culture.
A new law in California bans the sale of all ivory products, including walrus ivory.
One of KNOM’s most popular recent stories concerns Savoonga, a community in our region that recently caught its second whale of the season.
Alaska Native drumming, dancing, and song represent a “common heartbeat” and a “common humanity” for the region KNOM serves. Thanks to you, we helped bring to our listeners a vibrant example of these cultural traditions at a very special event: the 2016 Cama-i Dance Festival.
In February, we began taking steps to make our Alaska Native music broadcasting even better, by inviting the Nome-St. Lawrence Island Dance Group into our studio.