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New comprehensive textbook spurs speaking and teaching of Alutiiq language

The Sun’aq Tribe of Kodiak in collaboration with the Alutiiq Museum have released a textbook to help revitalize an endangered Alaska Native language. As KMXT’s Davis Hovey reports, it’s a new tool to teach the next generation of Alutiiq speakers. The Alutiiq language also known as Sugpiaq is broken up into two main dialects, the Koniag Alutiiq spoken in Kodiak …

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Midday Report – January 24, 2024

Fr. Michael Trefon Jr. leads a service for Russian Orthodox Epiphany on Jan. 19, 2024 at St. Sophia Orthodox Church in Bethel, Alaska. The Epiphany is a Russian Orthodox holiday that commemorates the baptism of Jesus in the river Jordan.

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: A wave of cold weather across Alaska has brought subzero temperatures and higher demand for homeless shelters. The Alaska House of Representatives’ Republican-led majority caucus unveiled and quickly advanced a package of education reforms last week. And The Feast of Theophany is one of three major Orthodox Christian celebrations, along with Christmas …

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Midday Report – January 23, 2024

Folk Festival Bear.

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: The 35th annual Anchorage Folk Festival got underway this past weekend.  A domestic violence organization in Anchorage is training people in the beauty industry to recognize signs of domestic abuse and offer support. And an exhibit at the Anchorage Museum spotlighting the history of Filipino Americans in Alaska was defaced last week. …

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Alutiiq Museum to create online database of repatriation efforts

While efforts to repatriate Alaska Native remains have been ongoing, keeping track of those remains has been difficult. But now the Alutiiq Museum in Kodiak is building a database of repatriation efforts for the archipelago’s communities.  Amanda Lancaster is the Alutiiq museum’s curator of collections. She says the $99,713 grant comes from the National Park Service’s Native American Graves Protection …

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‘Alaska Rose’ presumed to have sunk after Coast Guard and Good Samaritan vessel rescue crew

A fishing vessel capsized offshore from Chiniak yesterday, requiring the Coast Guard [USCG] to send a rescue crew. No fatalities were reported. Weather conditions at the time included 30 knot winds and eight foot seas. According to a Coast Guard statement, the Alaska Rose, a 46-foot-fishing vessel, reported that they were taking on water two miles northeast of Chiniak Island …

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Midday Report – January 22, 2024

Mt. Edgecumbe. Photo Alaska Volcano Observatory.

On today’s Midday Report with host Terry Haines: The Denali Highway is being regularly groomed for winter recreation. Research work on the Mt. Edgecumbe crater has shed some light on what may be happening below the mountain. And the homeless shelter in Kotzebue has closed as temperatures plunge.. Mt. Edgecumbe. Photo Alaska Volcano Observatory.

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Kodiak Economic Development Corp. elects local electric utility staff member to Board of Directors

The Kodiak Economic Development Corporation (KEDC) elected a new Board Member during its 2024 elections earlier this month. Jessica Johnson, who is the manager of power generation at Kodiak Electric Association, will serve an undetermined amount of time on the KEDC Board of Directors. According to the associate director, Melissa Schoenwether, the Board is currently revising their bylaws, which includes …

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