Tag Archives: Kodiak Area Native Association

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 »

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 »

Summer Program for Kids Organizes Hikes, Provides Mentorship

Kayla Desroches/KMXT A summer program starting in June will lead kids on a series of hikes and teach them skills like first aid, navigation, and bear safety, with a healthy dose of sports. The Kodiak Area Native Association’s Meth and Suicide Prevention Initiative together with Healthy Tomorrows is pairing up on Explore the Rock 2017. Prevention Grants Coordinator Mathew Kozak ... Read More »

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