Mark Trahant says the Obama Administration’s decision to protect Arctic lands and oceans may be a turning point for the climate. This leaves oil in the ground instead of developing it and scientists say that’s key if we want to reverse global warming.
The State of the Indian Nations, delivered January 22, 2015 by NCAI President Brian Cladoosby (Swinomish), addressed the challenges facing American Indian and Alaska Native youth. Mark Trahant says students need to prepare now for the digital world.
Trahant Reports is a weekly commentary about issues facing Native America. Mark Trahant is a longtime journalist, a member of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, and is active on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Commentary by Mark Trahant
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Indian Country is rarely mentioned during a presidential State of the Union. But the policies that are proposed, such as increased support for community colleges, are the smart course for this era. Read the complete report.
Koahnic Broadcast Corporation and KNBA in Anchorage, Alaska are bringing the voices of Alaska Native Artists to the radio. The Alaska Native Artist Spotlight radio series engages you directly with each artist’s vision and their connections to cultures past, present and future. Ten, two-minute podscasts spotlight the artist in their own words. Find out more at http://nativeftp.org/artistspotlight/
Daily 5-min Podcasts
December 5 – 14, 2014
The 56th Annual Wrangler National Finals Rodeo has millions of dollars and the 2014 World Championships up for grabs. Word With a Champ travels to Las Vegas for daily coverage December 5th through the 14th. This year, Native Americans and Canadian First Nations are well represented in one of sport’s greatest events. We pay close attention to our Native contestants as they compete in 10 go-rounds in the city of lights.
NV1 offers a podcast of the daily 5-min report, bringing you our coverage of the sold out 10 performance event.
Tune in for annual broadcast of the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention LIVE from Anchorage, AK.
Thursday, October 23: 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm (EDT)
Friday, October 24: 2:00 pm – 9:00 pm (EDT)
Saturday, October 25: 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm (EDT)
The broadcast covers the convention as it happens from the main podium.
Listeners are able to hear the important speeches by Native leaders, state, and community representatives who are addressing the Native community as a whole.
At 4pm (EDT), hear “Alaska’s Native Voice,” a one hour program providing the voices of AFN attendees, as well as commentary and discussions about AFN presentations and activities, with host Antonia Gonzales.
KNBA 90.3 FM and Koahnic Broadcast Corporation are in the 18th year of providing this unique service that connects Native communities in Alaska through public radio.
2014 Election Coverage