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90.3 KNBA is Alaska's Native voice and the leading news source in the state when it comes to Alaska Native and Indigenous issues and policy. Hosted by award-winning journalist and broadcaster Tripp J Crouse (Ojibwe), KNBA News strives to make 90.3 KNBA, Alaska's Native voice. KNBA is a subsidiary of Koahnic Broadcast Corporation and based in Anchorage, Alaska.

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90.3 KNBA is Alaska's Native voice and the leading news source in the state when it comes to Alaska Native and Indigenous issues and policy. Hosted by award-winning journalist and broadcaster Tripp J Crouse (Ojibwe), KNBA News strives to make 90.3 KNBA, Alaska's Native voice. KNBA is a subsidiary of Koahnic Broadcast Corporation and based in Anchorage, Alaska.

    Podcaster, journalist work together to create climate change collaboration

    Podcaster, journalist work together to create climate change collaboration

    At a time where virtual platforms are largely becoming the norm, many Alaska Natives are entering a new era of content creation. I recently sat down with Alice Qannik Glenn and Jenna Kunze to talk about their new Indigenous-centered project on climate change. You may know Glenn from her podcast “Coffee & Quaq,” but she’s recently partnered with Kunze, who is journalist by trade, to create an audio-and-print collaboration that investigates climate change on the North Slope. “Jenna and I flew

    • 4 min
    Since lockdown, many domestic violence shelters see fewer calls for help. Staff worry about why

    Since lockdown, many domestic violence shelters see fewer calls for help. Staff worry about why

    When the COVID-19 pandemic shut much of the country down in mid-March, domestic violence shelters saw fewer people seeking sanctuary from abusive partners. In Southeast Alaska, trends have varied by community . These past few months, those facing domestic violence have been stuck choosing between living with strangers amidst a pandemic and an abusive home. Recently, fewer people than usual are spending the night at Women in Safe Homes’ shelter in Ketchikan. “Where, where is everybody?" asked

    • 4 min
    Alaska Federation of Natives convention will go virtual for 2020

    Alaska Federation of Natives convention will go virtual for 2020

    The 2020 annual convention of the Alaska Federation of Natives will go virtual out of safety concerns over coronavirus. The decision was announced Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, in a news release from AFN. According to a statement from AFN president Julie Kitka, “It was a really tough decision -- but the health and safety of our delegates, participants, and attendees comes first. The high risk factors of holding a large, indoor meeting, with lots of Elders and delegates coming in from across Alaska,

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    Mertarvik residents say they are healthier since moving to new village

    Mertarvik residents say they are healthier since moving to new village

    It’s been almost a year since a third of Newtok's residents moved away from their eroding village. Nine miles away in Mertarvik, they’ve gained more than just stable ground. Many say that they are healthier, and living a more traditional Yup’ik lifestyle . A slight breeze blows in Mertarvik most days, carrying fresh air from the Bering Sea. Katherine Charles, who moved here last October, says that her kids are breathing easier. “When we were in Newtok, seems like their lungs were always chunky

    • 4 min
    Court case challenges how Indian Child Welfare Act could apply in Washington

    Court case challenges how Indian Child Welfare Act could apply in Washington

    In Washington State Supreme Court, an Alaska Native Tribe and others are challenging a decision in a child custody case . According to court documents, in June of 2018, authorities took two young brothers -- Zacharia, who was just 21 months old, and Michel, two months old -- from a Washington, home, and put them into protective custody. In the report, the police cite “ concerns of neglect or unsanitary living conditions .” That sparked a legal battle led largely by the parents fighting for

    • 9 min
    Katherine Gottlieb to resign from Southcentral Foundation

    Katherine Gottlieb to resign from Southcentral Foundation

    Katherine Gottlieb will resign as president and chief executive of Southcentral Foundation , one of the state’s largest medical providers and a hub of the Native health care system. The news was announced Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, two weeks after Southcentral fired three dentists, including Kevin Gottlieb, the CEO’s husband, who was also a senior executive at the organization. The dentists were alleged to have falsified health records to show a different provider had conducted a number of routine

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