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Posts Tagged ‘Alaska Native’

“Naliġaaniktuŋa!”

Voting stickers, Nome, 2014

With Alaska’s primary in August, city elections throughout the state in October, and the general election in November, there have been ample occasions for our listeners to exercise their democratic rights this fall. A common sight in Nome and surrounding communities (especially on election days, of course) are the stickers above, proudly proclaiming “I Voted!”…

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Story49: Darlene Lind

Darlene Lind on an artists' panel at AFN 2013; featured with bronze sculpture

This August, Story49 features Darlene Lind of Wasilla, Alaska. Darlene was born in Naknek, Alaska, in 1942, and began her second career as a bronze sculpture artist after her children had graduated from high school. Hear about her experiences growing up in the Bristol Bay region and how she draws from those experiences to inspire…

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Story49: Janelle Everett

Muktuk (photo credit: Panganga Pungowiyi)

June’s episode of Story49 is all about food. Please join Janelle Everett of Barrow, Alaska, as she describes how she combines the southern home-style cooking that she grew up eating with traditional Alaska Native foods. This episode of Story49 will be divided into two acts. Act I: Eat; Act II: Or be eaten. Act 1:…

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A Picture and a Thousand Words

Polar bear boots on display in the school in Gambell

Preparing for her departure from Nome, Emily reactivates her dormant Facebook account. She faces a choice: What experiences from Western Alaska can be shared with social media, and what stories are better told face-to-face?

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Live flute from Cody Blackbird

Cody Blackbird in Studio A

Thanks to you, our broadcasts feature a wide variety of news, information, and music, including specialty shows from dedicated, local volunteers. One such volunteer, Lisa Ellanna Strickling, hosts a one-hour music show on Thursday afternoons, showcasing the wide diversity of Native American and Alaska Native musics; it’s a listener favorite. Recently, Lisa’s show had a…

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Story49: Elizabeth Medicine Crow

The April episode of Story49 features Elizabeth Medicine Crow of Kake, Alaska. Elizabeth is the President and CEO of the First Alaskans Institute in Anchorage, and is writing her grandmother’s biography in her very spare free time. Hear Elizabeth recount her conversations with her grandmother as a youth and young adult; they are both moving…

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