Elder Voices: Vince Pikonganna

Craggy, grassy island cliff and shoreline, wrapped in mist

Join “Elder Voices” for a special presentation from the KNOM Archive of two interviews with King Island elder Vince Pikonganna. Interviewed in both 2003 and 2013, Vince shares his story and his hope for future generations.

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Native language bill passes Alaska House committee

The state capitol building in Juneau in May 2003. Photo: Kenneth John Gill, Wikimedia Commons.

House Bill 26 has passed the House Tribal Affairs Committee. The bill seeks to rename the Alaska Native Language Preservation and Advisory Council as the Council for Alaska Native Languages. The bill would also increase the number of voting seats on the council from five to seven. The proposed legislation was heard for a third…

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Golfman wins 2023 Iditarod Trail Invitational race

While the Iditarod Sled Dog Race was making statewide, national and international news over the past week, another group of trail enthusiasts was blazing a path alongside the mushers. On Wednesday, Miron Golfman crossed the finish line of the Iditarod Trail Invitational in downtown Nome.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

For millions of Americans, St. Patrick’s Day is a time to party. Green beer, green clothes and general revelry makes everybody somewhat Irish — at least for one day in the middle of March. But March 17 is a holy, high holiday for the estimated 1.3 billion Catholics that revere St. Patrick and his mission…

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Elder Wisdom: Karen Nassuk

Karen Nassuk, educational aid at Koyuk Malimiut School, shares about an encounter with a whale. Listen to her story below. Image at top: Karen Nassuk at Koyuk school. Photo by Scotty Campbell, KNOM (2023).

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