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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: 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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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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Training for Marathon Winters

At the Top of the World (or at least Anvil Mountain)

I talk to my parents every week, which is way more often than I did in college. When I was in school, my parents basically knew where I was and what I was doing, because they too went to university in the Midwest for their liberal arts educations and were gloriously open-minded about college activities.…

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