Tag Archives: KANA

Students gather in Kodiak to prepare for the future

Students from all-around the Kodiak region gather for this year’s TAY Event. (Photo courtesy of Hannah Dunbar/KIBSD) Mitch Borden/KMXT Students from all across the Kodiak archipelago are gathering in the city of Kodiak for the Kodiak Area Native Association’s annual Transitional Age Youth Event, also called the TAY Event.  It started on Tuesday and ends on Saturday. The local nonprofit ... Read More »

Youth Supervisor Completes a Successful Summer in Ouzinkie

Mitch Borden/KMXT For years, a local program has provided valuable job training to native youth in the Kodiak region. In Ouzinkie this summer, one participant took on a job no other person has had in its history. Finding a job can be difficult in the Kodiak region. Especially if you’re young and live in a village. That’s one reason the ... Read More »

World Breastfeeding Week Raises Awareness

Kayla Desroches/KMXT World Breastfeeding Week begins Tuesday and brings awareness to the benefits of nursing. The Kodiak Area Native Association runs the Women, Infants, and Children program, or WIC, which educates island families about nutrition and food. WIC Coordinator Stephanie Jenkins says part of what she does is to sit down with future mothers and go over how to care ... Read More »

Talk of the Rock: Kodiak Area Native Association

On today’s Talk of the Rock, the Kodiak Area Native Association gives an overview of their current program offerings. That includes suicide and drug use prevention and cultural education in the villages. Communications Coordinator Brian Fraley, Treatment Specialist Jason Opheim, and Prevention Grants Coordinator Matthew Kozak join. Read More »

Forum Addresses Kodiak Food Systems

Facilitator Rachael Miller listens to ideas from the locals in the room and writes them down on the paper behind her. Kayla Desroches / KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT How do locals get good food when the produce shipped up from the Lower 48 is often so expensive and not so fresh? It’s an issue of concern for rural areas across the ... Read More »

Arctic Care 2017 Trains and Treats at Same Time

Former AC Value Center building where Arctic Care is being held. Kayla Desroches/KMXT Kayla Desroches/KMXT The former AC Value Center building is busier than usual. People are lining up in the hopes of getting free medical care for themselves and their pets. And they’re getting that through Arctic Care 2017. Arctic Care is a required training program for reserve and ... Read More »

Feds Direct Money to Kodiak for Parent Training

Nearly $9,500 for parenting skills training on Kodiak has been added to the Senate Appropriations Bill for the Department of Labor, Health and Human Services. The Circle of Security Training is a program of the Kodiak Area Native Association. KANA will provide two Kodiak based and one village based parenting skills training using the Circle of Security program. The Circle ... Read More »

Health Care Providers Fighting the Fat

Brianna Gibbs/KMXT Staff members at Providence Kodiak Island Medical Center are waging a war on obesity this summer. But you won’t find them wielding the typical combat weaponry. Instead, Providence will use community workshops and reality TV to fight the nationwide epidemic that is no stranger to Kodiak. Read More »

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