Only 10 people from across the country are getting an award on April 27, 2016 for their work to get a second chance for people with a criminal record. One of them is a Yup’ik Alaskan.

Greg Razo, is in Washington DC to accept a White House Champion of Change award.

“I’m proud to represent Alaska and Alaska Native people as we strive for equity in justice, in the criminal justice system,” said Razo.

KNBA News for April 19, 2016

Legislators continue session to finish work on state budget

By the Associated Press

March 31, 2016

No ash cloud or aviation advisories in effect

By the Associated Press

The Alaska Volcano Observatory reports the Pavlof volcano continues to rumble and explode but is no longer sending up massive ash clouds. Drifting ash has dispersed and there are no National Weather Service aviation or ash fall advisories in effect. However, the Observatory cautions it is possible for conditions at the Pavlov volacano to change at any time with little to no warning. 

KNBA News for March 4, 2016

Nome Port

By the Associated Press

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski is again asking the Army Corps of Engineers to advance a northern deep-water Alaska port to serve vessels in Arctic waters.

Murkowski has questioned the assistant secretary of the Army for civil works, Jo-Ellen Darcy, on why the corps is not seeking funding a proposed port expansion in Nome.

Sept. 25, 2015

Kotzebue Nursing Home Serving Traditional Foods

Associated Press

Residents of a nursing home in Kotzebue now have musk ox and other traditional native foods on the menu. It's part of a program under a new federal law that allows donated food to be served at nursing homes, child nutrition programs and other public and nonprofit facilities, including those run by Indian tribes and tribal groups.


KNBA Newscast for October 20, 2015

Talking about suicide is key

By Lori Townsend, APRN

Climate Change and Alaska Natives 2014

Dec 4, 2014
Photo by Joaqlin Estus / KNBA

KNBA presents a radio series: Climate Change and Alaska Natives, broadcast December 8-12, 2014 during KNBA Morning News at 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. The five-part series builds on our past climate change coverage.  

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The focus of the series is on the effects of climate change on Alaska Native homelands, and the traditional practice of gathering and sharing food from the land and sea. 

Newscast summary of the activities during the 2014 Alaska Federation of Natives convention.

AFN and Native Vote Candidates Forum

Jun 10, 2014

KNBA news brings you special coverage of Alaska Federation of Natives and Native Vote Alaska U.S. Senate and gubernatorial candidates’ forum.  The forum was recorded Monday, June 9th, at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage, during the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Mid-Year Convention.  The 1-hour-and-nine-minute forum was moderated by UAA 2014 Atwood Chair Mark Trahant, and features a panel of Alaska Native leaders asking questions.Candidates included Mead Treadwell, Dan Sullivan, Byron Mallott, and Bill Walker.