Koahnic, KNBA to broadcast AFN live

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CIRI shareholder selected as co-keynote speaker

[lightbox link=”https://www.ciri.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Joaqlin-Estus.jpg” thumb=”https://www.ciri.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Joaqlin-Estus-300×225.jpg” width=”300″ align=”left” title=”KNBA News Director Joaqlin Estus.” frame=”true” icon=”image” caption=”KNBA News Director Joaqlin Estus.”]For the nineteenth consecutive year, KNBA will provide live coverage of the Alaska Federation of Natives (AFN) Convention proceedings, Oct. 23 through Oct. 25, broadcasting from the Dena’ina Center in Anchorage to public stations across Alaska.

KNBA President and CEO and CIRI shareholder Jaclyn Sallee (Iñupiaq) said, “KNBA is proud to offer this award-winning broadcast that connects Native communities throughout Alaska. This year’s AFN Convention theme, ‘Rise As One,’ reflects the call for unity in the Native community from last year’s conference. The broadcasts will carry the convention’s discussions about working together and meeting our challenges to listeners statewide.”

KNBA’s AFN live gavel-to-gavel convention coverage will be hosted by KNBA News Director Joaqlin Estus (Tlingit). National Native News Anchor Antonia Gonzales (Navajo) hosts the award-winning “Alaska’s Native Voice” live panel discussion from the convention for an hour each day at midday. Once again, KNBA will produce special five-minute convention updates each day in English, Athabascan, Inupiaq, Tlingit and Yup’ik.

In recognition of their efforts to unite and strengthen communities, CIRI shareholder Miriam Aarons and Anchorage resident Mao Tosi have been selected to co-present this year’s keynote address. The keynote address will take place on Thursday, Oct. 23.

KNBA, the nation’s only urban, Native public radio station, is operated by Koahnic Broadcast Corporation. Learn more at KNBA.org.