Major candidates for the U .S. Senate in Alaska are making one final push to rally voters. Incumbent Senator Democrat Mark Begich, and challenger Dan Sullivan held rallies. Sullivan appeared at a rally with Sen. Ted Cruz, a Texas Republican and Tea Party favorite. Cruz blasted the status quo in Washington, DC., and advocated the abolition of the Internal Revenue Service. Begich called for more cooperation and an end to bipartisan politics.

 Alaska Federation of Natives endorses Begich, Walker, Mallott 

Pollsters are closely watching races in a few states to see whether Democrats are going to hang on to their majority in the U.S. Senate. In Alaska, incumbent Sen. Mark Begich, a Democrat, was behind Republican challenger Dan Sullivan in the polls by some five points until last week when Begich pulled ahead by a few points.

2014 AFN Convention and Elders & Youth Conference

Oct 17, 2014
Antonia Gonzales

Find audio below that includes our daily AFN show called "Alaska's Native Voice", The AFN Presidents Report by Julie Kitka and Produced interviews about Native values and traditions performed by Youth participants in the Media Production Workshop held October 21st, 2014 by Koahnic Broadcast Corporation and KNBA. 

Support for KNBA's 2014 AFN Broadcast was provided by:

Native leaders say a Sept. 12th Alaska Supreme Court ruling in a case involving a Yup’ik child will cause higher numbers of Native children to be cut off from their families and culture. As KNBA’s Joaqlin Estus reports, the state says the decision in Tununak vs the state of Alaska will put kids into permanent homes more quickly, and follows a U.S. Supreme Court ruling. “Baby Dawn,” not her real name, was four months old in 2008 when the state took custody of her. She was put in foster care with a non-Native family in Anchorage.

KNBA news brings you special coverage of Alaska Federation of Natives and Native Vote Alaska U.S. Senate and gubernatorial candidates’ forum.  The forum was recorded Monday, June 9th, at the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage, during the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) Mid-Year Convention.  The 1-hour-and-nine-minute forum was moderated by UAA 2014 Atwood Chair Mark Trahant, and features a panel of Alaska Native leaders asking questions.Candidates included Mead Treadwell, Dan Sullivan, Byron Mallott, and Bill Walker.