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As Heard on Morning Line: Decolonizing the Dream: Honoring Our Sacred Mother

Oct 13, 2017

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.   

Rodney McCord is an emerging young Athabascan leader originally from Tyonek. He visited with KNBA, October 13th, 2017 about an event the following weekend. McCord is also known for language preservation efforts as well as organizing a traditional dance group celebrating the songs created here on Dena'ina territory long before Anchorage was even a tent city.
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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

McCord says he's humbled by the amount of interest and how much the event has grown, from an idea to having the Atwood Center booked, moose donated and a huge grill to cook it with is also coming.  

More information can be found on the event's Facebook Page.

Event information posted by Mr. Johns is as follows:

“On Oct. 15th we will be having this event called Decolonizing the Dream: Honoring our Sacred Mothers. 
This will take place at the APU Atwood Center from 6-9pm. 
There will be dance groups sharing music with us, the Lt. Governor Byron Mallot will be one of the speakers and Miss WEIO will be the mc. 

This event will be put together to help create space for the women in our community to just relax and enjoy themselves while all of the men at the event will pretty much be doing everything.
This potluck will be created to honor our woman.
I hope we can all come together before the week of AFN and set the tone in a good way. 
If any of you would like to help put this together please contact me or Rodney McCord”

Comments on Facebook:

Rodney McCord

October 11 at 10:39pm · Anchorage · 

We are bringing the Village to the City in this event by cooking our moose soup onsite outside over a fire pit. There will be more then enough to go around tell all your friends and family!!

Wondering what to bring for the potluck?

Any kind of native food would be awesome!! baked or fried fish, salmon strips, caribou, mucktuk, Agutak, Macaroni salad, potato salad and of course Frybread etc. Let's welcome our AFN Guests the right way with Native Soul food, songs and dances.

Donations for Elders tables 
Paper cups 
4 cubes of butter
3 boxes of pilot bread
4 jars of jam 
Tea
3 loaves of homemade bread