Leaders from across Alaska work year-round on a number of key issues to Alaska Native people, from health care, education, justice to climate change. Many meetings, conferences and in-person gatherings continue to be held online due to COVID-19 safety precautions. Many leaders are taking part in the statewide virtual 2021 Alaska Federation of Natives Annual Convention. Tribal leaders also advocated for their people at the first White House tribal nation’s virtual summit hosted by President Biden and his cabinet. In music and culture news, an Alaska Native model shares her thoughts about breaking into the international fashion world and an Alaska Native performing artist talks about his first solo album.
Alaska’s Native Voice (ANV) 2021 is a two-part special, which airs during live coverage of the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) Annual Convention. Hear stories and discussions with Alaska Native stakeholders and leaders, hosted by Antonia Gonzales of National Native News.