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  Tune in for annual broadcast of the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention LIVE from the Dena'ina Center in Anchorage, AK. Connect HERE to a special AFN Broadcast web page that includes audio on demand and photos!

Thursday, October 19:
8:00 am – 5:00 pm (AST)

Friday, October 20:
8:00 pm – 5:00 pm (AST)

Saturday, October 21:
8:00 am – 4:00 pm (AST)

The broadcast covers the convention as it happens from the main podium.

  This week, connect to Earthsongs at www.nv1.org.  The Native American Music Awards were formed in 1998 to promote appreciation and awareness of Indigenous musicians and create new music initiatives for the Native community. Two decades and many cities later, the awards submissions have increased from 56 to now more than 200 recordings. The show gathers larger and larger audiences each year both nationally and internationally.

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As Heard on Morning Line:

Today’s guest on Our Community is Rodney McCord – and he’s an emerging young leader and part of the local Athabascan tribe, originally from Tyonek.   

Along with Samuel Johns, he’s co-organizing an event this weekend called:

“Decolonizing the Dream: Honoring Our Sacred Mother.”

Sunday from 6pm-9pm at the Atwood Center 4455 University Dr, Anchorage, AK 99508

As KNBA puts away it's phone bank and continues fundraising online, we'd like to thank the phone bank volunteers who put in so many hours for a cause they believe in. 

Thank You! 

And listeners who want to become donors, we are returning to morning guests chatting about what is happening in Our Community, but that doesn't mean you can't donate online if you want to, look for the orange "Donate Now" button above.  

KNBA's Morning Line guest today for Our Community - Robert Heffle, is the Manager of Learning and Development at Southcentral Foundation.  

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KNBA presents our 21st annual AFN Gavel to Gavel radio broadcast bringing another year of extensive radio coverage of the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention!

Tune-in to 90.3 FM as we host and produce the annual event October 19- 21, 2017, broadcasting from the from Dena'ina center in Anchorage, Alaska. 

The annual broadcast offers a variety of daily programs, including live Gavel-to-Gavel coverage, the 1-hour live talk show Alaska's Native Voice, the 5-min daily newscast and more

  Gavel-to-Gavel Live Broadcast

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Forrest Eaglespeaker is the lead singer, guitarist, and founding member of the band The North Sound. Coming out of real life loss, their 2017 debut album The Valley tells stories of grief, acceptance, and change. Its style is alt-country influenced by Ryan Adams with a title track conceived with Mississippi John Hurt’s “Lonesome Valley” in mind. The Valley is carried by emotional honesty and imagery inspired by the landscapes of Alberta and Saskatchewan. Forrest started out as a drummer before writing poetry and songs, then creating The North Sound as a solo project in 2014.

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Our guest today on Morning Line - Marcella Asicksik, is the Language Program Director at the Alaska Native Heritage Center.  Asicksik says the project is in it's 4th year, and recently had an extension of grant funds that will allow it to continue.  Classes start this week, and are offered in Inupiatun and Yugtun - phone 907-330-8000 for more information or to register. 

Asicksik says the program 

As Heard on Morning Line: IndigeDance Challenge Update

Sep 29, 2017
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Our guest today on Morning Line, Program Coordinator Crystal Marrs, came by to share an update on the IndigeDance challenge, an opportunity for Alaska Native dance groups to give a response and win $10,000 to boot. 

As of today, 10 groups will compete on October 17th at Southcentral Foundation, and then 3 semifinalists will move on to the semifinals on the 18th at the AFN Elders and Youth, with the final performance at on the AFN Banquet on October 21st. 

https://www.southcentralfoundation.com/indigedance/ 

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Returning to Morning Line – Our Guest Katie Ringsmuth is proprietor of Tundra Vision – Alaska History Consultants, the group putting on a series of participatory history lectures at the Mountain View Library as well as a Knik Lecture Series at Chugiak High School.

As Heard on Morning Line: Alaska Junior Theater

Sep 27, 2017
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The Alaska Junior Theater school outreach involves thousands of students each year as part of the productions, with more than 40,000 youth attending the shows. 

Alaska Junior Theater Executive Director Lainie Dreas and Marketing Associate Alexis Sheeder visited KNBA on Morning Line to share information about the upcoming season of shows:

Journey to Oz promises to be a fun Halloween activity - with warm and safe trick-or-treating at the Atwood Concert Hall's multi-level lobby area after the show. The show continues in schools November 1st-3rd.

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