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A federal civil suit filed against the city of Fairbanks by the Fairbanks Four is back in play. On Wednesday the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a district court judge’s dismissal of the case. KUAC's Dan Bross reports.

Vigil Honors Slain Woman

Jan 16, 2020
Huntington family

People gathered Wednesday night outside a Fairbanks apartment building where a woman was found dead earlier this week. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports the candlelight vigil was held in memory of 30 year old Kristen Huntington, an Alaska Native woman, whose death is being investigated as a murder.

Lawsuit Seeks Change

Dec 23, 2019
Eyre family

December 24th marks 2 years since a Fairbanks man was fatally shot by local police and Alaska State Troopers, and the deceased man’s family recently filed a wrongful death suit against the city, the state, and the officers involved. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

Howard Luke Remembered

Sep 25, 2019
Sarah McConnell

Athabascan elder Howard Luke, who died at the age of 95 last weekend, is being remembered and celebrated by a wide web of family and friends. KUAC’s Dan Bross attended one several gatherings held this week which brought together people touched by Luke’s kindness and wisdom.

FNSB School District

The Fairbanks North Star Borough School board has advanced a resolution that would makes it district policy to allow cultural attire to be worn at school graduation ceremonies. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.

More Than Adventure

Sep 6, 2019
Ricko DeWilde

An Interior man is one of the stars of a popular reality TV show about rural Alaska life. Ricko (REEK-o) DeWilde (de-WILD) shares his family’s subsistence lifestyle on National Geographic's: “Life Below Zero”. As KUAC's Dan Bross reports, DeWilde is Alaska Native and grew up living off the land with his parents and siblings in a remote area of the Western Interior.

Alaska’s statistics for murder and sexual assault show Native women as the most victimized demographic. Survivors and families say racism prevents cases from being properly investigated.

A rally yesterday in Fairbanks drew a crowd concerned about missing and murdered Native women.

The state of Alaska and the Anvik Tribe have signed an historic justice agreement. KUAC's Dan Bross reports.

Alaska Native leaders from across the state have wrapped up a 3 day tribal governance symposium in Fairbanks. KUAC’s Amanda Frank attended a panel discussion on governance and wellness, and has this report.

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