First Alaskans Institute brings social justice leaders to Juneau

Sep 27, 2018

More than 150 people attended the First Alaskans Institute's Social Justice Summit in Juneau. The two-day gathering discussed 

The 2018 Conference for Writers and Illustrators will attract a number of authors and artist looking to break into publishing their work.

Writer’s Guild president Brooke Hartman leads part of the effort in coordinating the two-day event this weekend at the BP Energy Center at 900 East Benson Boulevard in Anchorage.

I sat down with Hartman earlier this week to talk about the conference.

A community fundraiser will be held to benefit the family of Ashley Johnson-Barr. The 10-year-old was found dead after having gone missing for eight days in Kotzebue.

Beau Geiss and a friend are playing a tabletop wargame At Tier 1 Games.

They’re moving “tiny space men” around on a board of terrain and vehicles. A roll of the dice determines whether an attack hits or misses. And whether Beau’s tiny space men, live or dies.  

Warhammer 40,000 is one of about five different game systems available at Battle Zone Ursa. The tabletop war-gaming convention is this weekend – Saturday and Sunday -- at the Egan Civic and Convention Center.

About 100 fluent speakers of Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian languages are left in Alaska and Canada’s Interior. And a Southeast Alaska cultural center invites them to Juneau for an Alaska Native language summit.

Voices of Our Ancestors” will invite fluent speakers of Lingit, Xaad Kil and Sm’algyax. The three-day regional summit will be Nov. 13-15.

Sealaska Heritage Institute will cover transportation and hotel costs for fluent speakers living in Alaska.

Salmon skin is a traditional sewing material for Alaska Native people in many parts of the state. When dried and preserved, it can be crafted into bags, boots and other clothing items. But few artists still practice the craft. Marlene Nielsen from Kokhanok [Kawk-AN-awk] is among those who do. She taught herself several years ago because no one she knew worked with fish skin. Now she teaches classes around Alaska. KDLG’s Avery Lill spoke with her at the Fishtival bazaar in Naknek this summer, where she was selling her fish skin crafts.

Suicide can be a difficult topic to talk about, particularly in a state that is often ranked at the top of the list for deaths by suicide. 

We recently talked to Ingrid Stevens and Janie Ferguson from the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, a group aiming to remove the stigma behind talking about suicide.

KNBA's FM Audio

Sep 6, 2018

Wednesday September 5th, around 5:00 pm,  parts within the KNBA Transmitter failed causing the FM signal to disappear. Our Engineer assessed that new parts, which are on order, will need to arrive before fully fixing the Transmitter.

We are currenlty operating on a back-up routing for our FM signal which is why you are likely experiencing a loss of signal strenght and quality. Thanks for being patient as our team works to return KNBA to a quality audio presentation! Our live streaming is audio has not been affected by the transmitter failure.  


Loren Dixon

KNBA News for April 25, 2016

Point Thomson

By the Associated Press

Exxon Mobil Corp. says it has commenced production from the Point Thomson petroleum field on Alaska's North Slope.

In a release, the company says that at full production, the facility is designed to produce up to 10,000 barrels per day of natural gas condensate and 200 million cubic feet of recycled gas that can be re-injected for future recovery.

KNBA News for April 8, 2016

Young challenger

By the Associated Press

Alaska U.S. Rep. Don Young says he's looking forward to a spirited and energetic campaign as he seeks a 23rd term in Congress.

Young is the longest serving Republican in the U.S. House and today (on Thursday), he gained a Democratic challenger.

Steve Lindbeck, the former general manager of Alaska Public Media, announced he will challenge Young.