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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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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: Monday, March 25, 2013

In Monday’s news: Recent reauthorization of VAWA has support and controversy; NJUS fixed main water line separation yesterday in Nome; Nils Hahn wins 2013 Equinox Sled Dog Race; Indigenous drumming and dancing  took place this weekend at the 2013 Cama-i Dance Festival.  

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