A major focus of this year’s Alaska Federation of Natives convention is education. Many Native groups are investing in changes to their school districts to make them more culturally relevant to Native children. As KUAC’s Robyne reports, an AFN panel of educators from across the state discussed how they are trying to take more control of their schools.
One of the many events celebrating Native culture in Fairbanks this week was a performance by the young Native comedian Tatanka Means. Last night, he headlined a show of Alaska Native drumming, dancing and rapping. KUAC’s Robyne reports.
Alaska Native people young and old from across the state gathered at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks Monday to kick off First Alaskans Institute Elders and Youth Conference. KUAC’s Amanda Frank has more.