Alaska Native American Indian Heritage Month

Nov 6, 2017

KNBA Feature Programming during Alaska Native American Indian Heritage Month

Saturday November 04, 2017

8:00 - 9:00 am   AFN Re-visited: Alaska’s Native Voice w/ Antonia Gonzales (repeat of 10/19 show)

Saturday November 11, 2017

8:00 – 8:30 am   AFN Re-visited: Alaska’s Native Voice w/ Antonia Gonzales (repeat of 10/21 show)

8:30 – 9:20 am   Native America Calling Veterans Day tribute to Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow

9:20 – 9:40 am   AFN Re-visited: Keynote Address Colonel Wayne Don, Alaska Army National Guard

Saturday November 18, 2017

8:00 – 8:30 am   Trahant Report s Health Special

8:30 – 9:30 am   AFN Re-visited: Alaska’s Native Voice w/ Antonia Gonzales (repeat of 10/20 show)

9:30 – 10:00 am   Trahant Reports Election Special

Saturday November 25, 2017

8 – 8:30 am   AFN Re-visited: Keynote Address Sgt. Jody Potts, TCC Director of Public Safety

8:30 – 9:30 am   The Buddy Redbow Story; A Radio documentary from KILI

9:30 – 10:00 am   Remembering Jim Pepper; A Radio documentary from KWSO

Program Descriptions –

Remembering Jim Pepper

Each fall for the past several years - a Native Arts Festival, is held in Portland Oregon, in Jim Pepper's old neighborhood.  Sean Aaron Cruz organizes the event.  A guest at the 2017 event was Winona LaDuke. Avotcja Jiltonilro performed at the 2016 Jim Pepper Native Arts Festival.  Kenman Miller plays with the Jim Pepper Tribute Band "The Flying Eagles."  They each share their stories about how their paths intersected with Native Saxaphone great Jim Pepper.

The Buddy Red Bow Story

The Buddy Red Bow Story- Momma I'm Sorry was produced by Milt and Jamie Lee for KILI Radio the year after Buddy died at the age of 44.  Buddy was one of the early contemporary Native Singers in the country, long before Floyd Westerman and many others that became popular later.

A Veterans Day Tribute to Joseph Medicine Crow 

In November, as we honor Veterans, we pay tribute to the life and legacy of the late Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow of the Crow Nation. His role in the U.S. Army and dedication to Native American history earned him a Presidential Medal of Freedom. Born in 1913, the esteemed veteran, educator and cultural advocate witnessed many things in his life including the birth of his Native nation's tribal college. His view on education and culture has inspired many to keep close to their traditions and community. 

AFN Re-visited

October 19-21, 2017 featured the Alaska Federation of Natives convention held at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage, Alaska.  KNBA Radio produced a Live Feed of the daily convention and, through Native Voice One, distributed this benchmark radio program throughout the state. National Native News anchor Antonia Gonzales contributed a daily panel discussion program called ANV: Alaska’s Native Voice to the statewide live broadcast.  During November listen Saturdays as KNBA will re-air the daily panel discussion program and we isolate and air the Key Note Speeches made at this important event.

Trahant Reports: Election Special

Native candidates are running for office in Alaska, New Mexico, Utah and Oklahoma. The people we elect are the ones who make decisions about our health care, our education, how much money the government spends and collects, or whether we're at war or at peace. Imagine being a Native American politician in the Trump era. It is an uphill climb to represent constituents as well as being a public advocate for Native people and community.

Trahant Reports: Health Special

Mark Trahant talks about social media, health care narratives, and Indian Country Today in a speech to the National Indian Health Board in Bellevue, Washington, on Sept. 26, 2017. He focuses on three stories about Indian health: Shortages (a story we all know too well); excellence and innovation; and the story we need to tell, what do we want now? Trahant asked: How can we use the forces of social media - so potent at Standing Rock - to change our stories for the better?