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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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Update News: Tuesday, July 16, 2013

In Tuesday’s news: Alaska Redistricting Board adopts final district plan for voting in Alaska; U.S. Coast Guard opens forward operating location in Kotzebue; Post-doctoral fellow researching impacts of increased vessel traffic on Alaska Native communities.

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Sounding Board: Alaska Native Dancing

This week on Sounding Board (Thursday, May 2 at 10am), we’re talking about Alaska Native dancing. It’s going strong and healthy in some communities, banned and not welcome in others – our communities have different views. What do you think about Native dancing? Do you dance? And if so, what does it do for you?…

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A special trip, in search of song

Volunteer Josh Cunningham recently took a very special trip as a correspondent for KNOM. Josh went to the southwestern Alaska city of Bethel for the Cama-i (chuh-MY) Dance Festival, one of the largest and most significant annual cultural celebrations in the state. KNOM regularly sends its full-time volunteers to cover important regional and local events…

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Update News: Friday, April 26, 2013

In Friday’s news: Steven Gast will serve as the next superintendent of Nome Public Schools; Investigation into death of 7-year-old Kotzebue boy has been ruled accidental; Bering Strait School District has a world record athlete; National Infant Immunization Week ends today; Alaska Native regional corporation says it has a new interim chief executive officer; Jackpot…

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