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As Heard on Morning Line: Cook Inlet Native Head Start

Mar 5, 2018
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Our guest on Morning Line today is Ethan Petticrew, Executive Director of Cook Inlet Native Head Start. The Cook Inlet Native Head Start program has been around for several years, and opened a Yup'ik immersion program in 2015.

Listen below to hear about the newest developments Petticrew is happy to share about including partnerships with the Cook Inlet Tribal Council, and classrooms at the Alaska Native Heritage Center.

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Our guest this morning for Our Community is lifelong Alaskan Beth Helgeson, President of Greater Anchorage Inc., the volunteer organization that puts together Anchorage's Fur Rendezvous.

Helsegon says Fur Rondy has been around more than 80 years - since 1935.  This year the Ida'Ina

Friendship Gathering is a new addition to the Rondy schedule, which includes about 80 events. 

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Our guest on Morning Line is Angela Jenkins, granddaughter of one of the subjects in a film called Uksuum Cauyai - The Drums of Winter. 

The film is being screened tonight at the University of Alaska Anchorage Rasmuson Hall Room 101 - with a potluck stating at 6:30 and the film beginning at 7:30. 

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Our Guest this morning on Our Community, Donita Slawson is with the Tebughna Foundation - and the group is hosting the Ida'Ina Friendship Gathering this weekend. 

Slawson says the Ida'Ina Gathering is in it's 7th year, and is a family friendly event. 

The following is from the press release shared with KNBA: 

Tebughna Foundation hosts Ida’ina Friendship Gathering March 3, 2018

The Tebughna Foundation will once again host the Ida’ina Friendship Gathering,  3-3-2018. 

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Our guests this morning on Our Community were from Perseverance Theatre - 

Actor Frank Henry Kaash Katasse, Director Randy Reinholz,  and Art Director Art Rotch came by to share the play, William Inc., which opens tomorrow with a pay-as-you can preview.  

William Inc. is written by Alaska Native playwright Lucas Rowley and features lead character William, a therapist and recovering addict himself, who lives on the Kenai, coping with daily life pressures by forming an ANCSA corporation in his head.  

As Heard on Morning Line: Indigenous Women in Activism

Feb 23, 2018
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Our guest this morning on Our Community, Melissa Shaginoff, Anchorage Museum Curator of Contemporary Indigenous Art and Culture, shared about two upcoming Polar Night events tonight, Feb. 23 - "Curated Conversation: Indigenous Women in Activism," and a film called "Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock."

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Our guest for Morning Line today: David Clark, Legislative Assistant with the Alaska Native Village Corporation Association, shared about an event hosted tomorrow:

Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act Panel Discussion: Diversity of Village Corporations

February 23


Rasmuson Hall on UAA Campus

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Our Guests this morning on Our Community: Educator Alicia Besch-Barber and student Willa Pruner chat about the Shakespearean Circus, a fundraiser for Winterberry Charter Schools 8th grade trip.  

Besch-Barber says the students begin fundraising for the trip starting in 5th grade, and each spring a carnival or circus is put hosted in addition to other events. This year's theme - Shakespearian Circus, includes  Pruner adds that the trip is something all the students look forward to, and the destination is Synergia Ranch - an outdoor education experience in California.  

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This morning's guests on Morning Line are Jerrod Anderson and Angela Jenkins, sharing about the Alaska Native Professionals Association.

Jenkins says the group meets regularly, in both Gatherings, which usually have educational themes and speakers and Mingles, which are more of a networking opportunity and social occasion.  

Anderson says the group was started in 1998 as a way to network and support each other and share challenges and and triumphs as professionals in a marginalized community.

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Our guest this morning on Our Community is Gabriela Olmos, editor of Sol de Medianoche, the Hispanic newspaper in Alaska.   She shared about the newspaper, which is a bimonthly bilingual paper based in Anchorage, and will be two years old in April.   

Olmos is also a writer, editor, translator and art curator.