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On Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, a number of community organizations will host a vigil and healing drum ceremony at the Alaska Native Heritage Center,  8800 Heritage Center Drive, Anchorage, to honor and remember the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Children.

Charlene Aqpik Apok (Inupiaq) is the gender justice and healing director for Native Movement, one of the host organizations of the event.

A summit next month in Fairbanks hopes to build collaboration and strategies that address the challenges of relying on oil-and-gas development.

Organizers hope that the Just Transition Summit – January 8-10, 2020 – provides a space for “Indigenous and non-Indigenous collaboration to build critical thinking around economic and social transition.”

A support group for Indigenous LGBTQ and Two Spirit people and their allies wants to let Indigenous queer people have a safe place to connect.

Tui McDermottt, Will  Bean and Jenny Miller founded Aurora Pride, which is a private Facebook group out of respect to members’ privacy and safety.

The trio came into the KNBA Morning Line studio on Friday, June 28, 2019, to talk with Morning Line host Danny Preston.

Health care professionals from all around the world are in Anchorage this week for the ninth annual Southcentral Foundation’s Nuka System of Care Conference.

Dr. Terry Simpson visited KNBA’s studios to talk with Morning Line host Danny Preston about the conference.

Aaron Walker and Andy Hall are two teachers of about 45 from Southeast Ohio visiting Alaska.

The contingent of educators hopes to learn more about the history of the 49th state, and bring those lessons back to their classrooms.

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.

The University of Alaska Anchorage Department of Music is hosting "University Singers: The First Nowell," a program of choral works for voices and orchestra 7:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at the Recital Hall, 3700 Alumni Loop, Anchorage.

Associate music professor Grant Cochran and some students stopped into KNBA's Morning Line to talk with host Danny Preston about the show.

The Spanish flu, which killed about 50 million to 100 million people, reached Alaska in the early 20th century.

As part of the commemoration of the American Indian Alaska Native Heritage Month, University of Alaska Bookstore is hosting a presentation about the pandemic that hit Alaska in 1918.

Tundra Vision proprietor Katie Ringsmuth and Tim Troll, who is the executive director of the Bristol Bay Heritage Land Trust, stopped into KNBA’s Morning Line to talk about the presentation.

As heard on Morning Line: 2018 Funders Forum

Nov 20, 2018

On November 27, 2018, Alaska Training and Technical Assistance Center will host the 2018 Funders Forum, which will provide an update on funding opportunities, training and technical assistance, as well as a large network of funders.

The Center's Outreach Specialist Richard Perry and regional director Anthony Caole stopped into KNBA to talk to Morning Line host Danny Preston to talk about the event.

A new Dena’ina interpretive sign on Powerline Pass will feature the wolverine.

It’s part of a larger project to develop interpretive signs that will feature Dena’ina stories throughout the Anchorage area.  

Jim Fall is a cultural anthropologist for the Subsistence Division at Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

 

“This is the Dena'ina homeland,” Fall said. “Until recently there was very, very little public recognition of the Dena’ina continuing presence in this area.”

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