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Tripp Crouse

News and Public Affairs Producer

Originally from the Midwest, Tripp Crouse (Ojibwe, a descendent of Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa) has 15-plus years in print, web and radio journalism. Tripp first moved to Alaska in 2016 to work with KTOO Public Media in Juneau. And later moved to Anchorage in 2018 to work with KNBA and Koahnic Broadcast Corporation.

As KNBA's News and Public Affairs Producer, Tripp covers Alaska Native and indigenous issues and policies. Tripp also currently serves as chair and represents Alaska Native and tribal radio on the Station Advisory Committee for Native Public Media.

A member of Native American Journalist Association, Alaska Native Media Group and Alaska Press Club, Tripp is an award-winning journalist with the goal of increasing the visibility and representation of indigenous people in media.

The Alaska Native Heritage Center will celebrate its 20th anniversary on Sunday for Mothers Day. Admission will be free.

Cultural tourism director Ruby Steele says the Heritage Center is "a place to be emersed in the cultural aspects of Alaska's Native people. It's also an educational facility where we do teach education of Alaska Native culture."

King Island Dancers will perform for the opening ceremony. Other performers will be featured.

Veteran journalist Mark Trahant started working in radio broadcasting as a teenager. Forty-some years later he’s now leading Indian Country Today, a national publication that focuses Native issues and policies. His goal is to bring more Native stories and more Native journalists to the public eye.