We hope you enjoyed our gavel-to-gavel broadcast of the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention (#2022AFN) from Anchorage, AK, hosted by KNBA News Director Rhonda McBride.
AFN Newscast and Alaska’s Native Voice
Listen to our special newscast anchored by Hannah Bissett and Alaska’s Native Voice hosted by Antonia Gonzales below.
KNBA 90.3 FM in Anchorage, AK and Koahnic Broadcast Corporation are in the 26th year of providing this unique service that connects Native communities in Alaska through public radio.
October 20, 2022 Day 1
Alaska’s Native Voice: 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 discuss the typhoon, emergency preparedness, and the impacts of climate change.
October 21, 2022 Day 2
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 celebrate successes, examine challenges, and look at the future generations.
October 22, 2022 Day 3