Alaska’s Native Voice (ANV), now in its 11th year, is hosted by National Native News anchor Antonia Gonzales with freelance producer Emily Schwing. The program highlights guests and recorded voices from AFN attendees, and engages in conversation about top issues facing Alaska Native communities across the state including climate issues, education, and language and culture.
Thursday, October 20, 2022-Typhoon Merbok
Indigenous communities up and down Alaska’s west coast continue to recover from a historic storm, which slammed into the state in September. Typhoon Merbok devastated Indigenous communities. People lost valuable resources from boats to fishing nets, dry houses, and other tools essential to their Indigenous hunting and fishing subsistence way of life. People also lost food they had already stored up, essential to getting them through the winter. We’ll discuss the typhoon, emergency preparedness, and the impacts of climate change.
Friday, October 21, 2022-Elevating Alaska Native Women
Indigenous women are leading the way, in their families, in their communities, professionally, and in politics from local, state to the national level. Women are relying on the teaching of their ancestors, using knowledge passed on from generation to generation, to help guide them along the way. History was made in September when Mary Peltola (Yup’ik) was sworn into the U.S. House becoming the first Alaska Native person to serve in Congress. We’ll celebrate successes, examine challenges, and look at the future generations.