In August, Story49 takes us to Bethel, where we’ll meet Mike Bialy, a local teen with a passion for dance.
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.
Teller, Alaska, is a community close to Nome, and KNOM, in more ways than one. This year, our volunteers continued a cherished tradition of making the trek to Teller’s annual, spirited dancing festival.
Volunteer producers Maddie and Mitch recently traveled to the community of Wales for one of our region’s most notable annual events: the Kingikmiut Dance Festival, which brings together practitioners of traditional Alaska Native music and storytelling from throughout KNOM country.
Maddie contemplates the line between dreams and reality when it comes to a recent trip to Wales.
This month’s Story49 features educator and dancer Mary Huntington. “All the things that I do in classrooms and schools… trying to incorporate culture and language, probably wouldn’t have taken place if I didn’t start out with Eskimo dance,” she says.
In late August, four of our newly-arrived volunteers went to Wales, Alaska to observe and take part in a beloved annual festival of Alaska Native music and culture.
Emily attended the Kawerak Regional Conference last week and realized how much she has learned about Alaska Native history and culture over the past nine months.
A couple of weeks ago, an announcement for a fundraiser came up in our Hotline program. Stebbins was hosting an event in anticipation of their upcoming…