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Kawerak President Melanie Bahnke Testifies in Senate Hearing (full address)

U.S. Senator Mark Begich held a Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Field Hearing at the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention, Saturday. Leaders from various Alaska Native regions testified including Kawerak President Melanie Bahnke, raised on St. Lawrence Island, in Savoonga. Listen, below, to Bahnke’s powerful testimony to Senators Mark Begich and Lisa Murkowski. http://www.knom.org/wp-audio/2013/10/2013-10-28-profile-senate-hearing-bahnke.mp3

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Update News: October 28th, 2013

In Monday’s news: At last weekend’s AFN conference, Kawerak President Melanie Bahnke addressed a senate committee on subsistence issues; A 40-year-old Noorvik man shot and wounded by AST has been charged with two felony counts; Alaska recently distributed safety cards made especially or Alaska Native women; Nome’s Anvil City Science Academy and Extensions Correspondence both…

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Update News: September 12th, 2013

In Thursday’s news: Alaska Rescue Coordination Center’s search for a missing pilot is being hampered by bad weather; Emmonak seeks funding to build only port the Yukon River, expand energy capacity in region; State commits to formal working relationship with Japanese financial firm on LNG projects; Legislative committee on ethics finds State Rep. Alan Dick…

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Update News: Monday, July 2, 2012

In Monday’s news: Greenpeace vessel Esperanaza leaves Kodiak, makes its way north in campaign against arctic drilling; The Alaska Judicial Council chooses two candidates for Governor Parnell to appoint to Alaska Supreme Court; Kawerak seeks to lease space for cultural center in planned Richard Foster building; University of Alaska president Pat Gamble proposes two percent…

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