Tlingit cultural items could be headed back to Alaska

Five sacred Tlingit items could be returned to Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska. A notice published in the federal register on Monday stated the items were “acquired” by William P. Palmer III and given to the University of Maine in 1982. The items now reside in the university’s museum. They include a shaman’s pipe and mask and other items placed near grave sites or associated with death ceremonies. Under federal law , such cultural or sacred objects belong to...

Read More

Listener Feedback

KNBA News Feed

NovaGold sues research firm for report on Donlin Gold Mine

1 hour ago

NovaGold, one of the companies developing the proposed Donlin Gold mine, has filed a lawsuit against a short-selling research firm. That firm released a report in May opining that the proposed Donlin Gold mine would not be built, and that NovaGold was overvalued.

Tlingit cultural items could be headed back to Alaska

1 hour ago

Five sacred Tlingit items could be returned to Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska. 

Washington NFL Team Retires Name And Logo

4 hours ago

The Washington NFL franchise announced Monday that it will drop its name and logo immediately — bowing to decades of criticism that they are offensive to Native Americans.

Here & Now’s Tonya Mosley speaks with David Glass, a member of the White Earth Ojibwe and president of the National Coalition Against Racism In Sports and Media.

This article was originally published on

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that about half of the land in Oklahoma is within a Native American reservation, a decision that will have major consequences for both past and future criminal and civil cases.

The court's decision hinged on the question of whether the Creek reservation continued to exist after Oklahoma became a state.

More News

KNBA Studio Location


4155 Tudor Center Dr, Suite 103



Fridays 7:00 pm

Check out the new Native Artist Podcasts!

Native America Calling

KNBA Video of the Day

KNBA 2020 Art Auction

KNBA Member card 2020