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Since 2012, a group of scholars forming the Alaska Native Studies Council hosts an Alaska Native Studies Conference.  Colleges involved include Ilisagvik College, University of Alaska Anchorage, University of Alaska Fairbanks and University of Alaska Southeast.  This year's theme is "Sustaining Indigenous Livelihoods"  This year's keynote speech is open to the public, April 8th, the speaker is celebrated leader in Canadian education and human rights Sheila Watt-Cloutier, author of "The Right to be Cold," which is also the title of the keynote address.  The Young Leaders Keynote Panel, Olivi

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Once again Perseverance Theatre's presentation of The Winter Bear is showing in the state of Alaska, with upcoming public performances in Anchorage April 8th and 9th, and Kenai in the works for future dates.  The show also travels to schools and various service programs throughout Alaska.

The show has been professionally produced since 2010, with origins as a student-production in Fairbanks since 2008. 

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Today, March 30th, is the 150th anniversary of the Treaty of Cession, between the US and Russia,  It's the basis of Seward's Day, an official State of Alaska holiday, observed the last Monday in March.  

It seems that some Alaskans, if they are even aware of Seward's Day, may view it as a time to celebrate a shrewd bargain accomplished by a figure in history, others recall choices derided by others that ended up as a success.  

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Native Student Council President Aaron Tolen comes to KNBA's airwaves once again this week, to talk about an event coming up today  and tomorrow - it's an annual chance for people to participate in a suicide prevention and awareness walk called Reasons To Live. 

See More information at UAA Native Student Services Facebook page:

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Mar 28, 2017 / Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities

As a light snow falls Tuesday in Southcentral Alaska, it doesn't seem to put a damper on activities planned for this week, as heard on Morning Line:

Greater Farm Loop Community Council Regular Meeting coming up this Thursday, March 30, 2017, at 7pm, at Spring Creek Farm (Kellogg House)

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Mar 24, 2017
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Alaskan basketball fans are knee deep in March Madness, with both NCAA and ASAA High school playoffs fully underway - in college ball, half of the games occur today and this weekend, and the Final Four happen next weekend with a championship culminating Monday April 3rd. 

In the High School level contests, 3A and 4A schools are at the Alaska Airlines Center this weekend, and 1A and 2A results have been posted on their site as follows: 

Newcomer's Open Studio at the Anchorage Museum

Mar 23, 2017
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As heard on Morning Line:

The Anchorage Museum is opening studio space, instructors, and materials for an inclusive artistic experience - with tie-ins to the Welcome Week Celebrations in Anchorage this coming September.  Are you or someone you know new to Anchorage, to Alaska, or to the United States?  Share your journey and new life in Anchorage through Art! 

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Today on Morning Line, University of Alaska Anchorage Native Student Council President Aaron Tolen visited during Our Community to share an upcoming free event that aims to address historical trauma - "NSS Healing Gathering - What Does it Truly Mean to Go Back to Being Native?"

The event is happening today & tomorrow at the UAA Student Union, from 9am to 4pm, and is free as well as features free parking.

As heard today on Morning Line: 

Alaskan Author Don Rearden tells a little about the amazing story of Jimmy Settle, an Alaskan 212th Pararescue Unit Airman and the coauthor of the book "Never Quit: From Alaskan Wilderness Rescues to Afghanistan Firefights as an Elite Special Ops PJ"

Open North American Sled Dog Races start today.

Mar 16, 2017
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As heard on Morning Line today: 

The Iditarod finisher’s list keeps growing today, with more than 30 teams crossing the line…

Iditarod isn’t the only dog race occurring in Alaska today, Open North American Championship (ONAC) is just getting started in Fairbanks at the Musher’s Hall at 8am today.

It’s a 72-year-old dog racing tradition and last three days.  

Over the years the annual race draws mushers from around the world, including Korea, Germany, and Canada.