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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.”

As heard on Morning Line: Black Violin

Oct 30, 2018

Wil Baptiste and Nat Stokes, of the musical group Black Violin, talk about hip-hop and learning classical music at an early age.

  “Music is the language that everyone can relate to and everybody can understand,” Baptiste said on marrying the two styles together. “We did it because we were a product of our environment, we were hip-hop before we were classical, so it was just very natural for us to put the two worlds together.” 

Inuit throat singing duo, Silla, performed (Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018) during the 2018 Alaska Federation of Natives convention.

Two-thirds of the Juno Award winning Silla + Rise, Cynthia Pitsiulak and Charlotte Qamaniq are currently based out of Ottawa, Canada.

“We're always excited for each and every show no matter where it is,” Pitsiulak said. “Performing in Alaska is that we get to share with our …” “Inupiaq cousins and other indigenous people,” Qamaniq said.

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