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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.  

Alaska Native Heritage Center

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.

As Heard on Morning Line: ANA TTAC

Sep 26, 2017
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The Administration for Native Americans is a Federal agency - and in Alaska, has more than 20 projects it's funding with grants.  Our guests on Morning Line today, Anthony Caole and Richard Perry,  representing ANA's Tribal/Technical Assistance Centers program - also known as TTAC. 

The Alaska Region has a pair of training opportunities available next month - one in Ketchikan and one in Anchorage.

As it turns out, grant making and grant writing evolve with technology, and for those that rely on grant funding, it's important to keep up:

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Today's guest on Morning Line was Ronald Spatz, co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Quarterly Review.  The literary magazine is celebrating it's 35th Anniversary, with an edition that highlights it's local origins and global perspective.  

Spatz also shared information about the upcoming celebration - at the Anchorage Museum, Sunday October 1st, from 7-9pm. 

As Heard on Morning Line: #SoberAF Party

Sep 22, 2017
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Our guest today on Morning Line Tiffany Hall, shared a bit about Recover Alaska, and an event this weekend that prospective attendees on Facebook are describing as super fun - #SoberAF Party.  

It turns out the AF in this case stands for Alcohol Free, which ties in neatly with September being national recovery month.  

Event Details:

As Heard on Morning Line: Veterans' History Project

Sep 19, 2017
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With the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention a month away, a new project is gearing up to offer a training to record veterans histories.  

The "Oral History Training Seminar" will be October 20th, from 1:30 to 4:30 at the Alaska Veterans Museum on 4th Avenue in Anchorage.  

The Veteran's History Project aim is to gather oral histories, a choice that the coordinator, Brad Schmitz says helps make the stories come alive, moreso than if it were in print.    

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