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Sounding Board: Native Crafts

Three hatch model Aleut baidarka by Sergie Sovoroff

This week on Sounding Board (Thursday, March 27th at 10am), we’re talking about Native and traditional crafts. With the forces of a cash economy and alternative lifestyles, the younger generation can seem distracted from learning how to make traditional crafts. If the youth do express an interest in learning these skills, sometimes the older generation…

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A candidate’s visit

Byron Mallott with Laureli and Ric

Pictured above is Alaska gubernatorial candidate Byron Mallott alongside KNOM’s news director Laureli Kinneen and general manager Ric Schmidt. Mallott has made history in recent months by becoming the first Alaska Native to declare a candidacy for governor and by receiving the official endorsement of a major political party (Mallott is running as a Democrat).…

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Story49: Jeremiah James

This January, Story49 features Jeremiah James of Yakutat, AK. Jeremiah is a Tlingit artist who specializes in seal and sea otter skin and fur production. In this episode, Jeremiah discusses Alaska Native hunting rights, describes his hunting and fur production processing techniques, and shares how he passes down his love of the outdoors and hunting…

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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.” Listen to MaryJane describe meeting President Kennedy and the day she learned of his death in Act 1. In Act 2, MaryJane tells a series of stories involving her…

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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 and gives advice to aspiring artists and musicians.   http://knom.org/wp-audio/2013/11/2013-11-17-Story49-StephenBlanchett.mp3

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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 get a facial tattoo.   http://knom.org/wp-audio/2013/10/2013-10-20-knom-Story49-MarjorieTahbone.mp3

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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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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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