Tune into the Alaska Identity Project tonight, Thursday, October 27. In the first part of the show, 7:00-7:30 PM, host Adrien Lopez will bring back Deb Spencer (had technical difficulties last time) owner of Cross Sound Seafoodsand Scow Girls, an all female floating fish operation near Pelican, Alaska. The scow was originally built by the late John Clauson and later acquired by Deb Spencer & Keith Heller. For pictures from this past summer’s fishing season, click here
7:30 – 8:00 PM: “Spawn Till You Die” – One of Ray Troll’s most famous sayings. This well-known Alaskan artist will be on the show from 7:30 – 8:00 PM talking about the Fin Art of Ray Troll and his impact on Alaska, his latest exhibits in the Lower 48, the music he makes with his band called The Ratfish Wranglers, and why Troll Global Industries are redefining the cosmos. Read more about him on his website here.
- A federal agency wants to create a committee to bridge the gap between federal housing programs and Native communities.
- If the Two Spirit Pride reception affirmed safety and acceptance, Orlando violently asserted an opposite claim: that being gay in America is still dangerous.
- More money earned could mean less money overall when public assistance programs get cut off.
- A Skagway business owner and her employee are scheduled to go to trial for allegedly misrepresenting Alaska Native-produced goods. In the spring, both pleaded not guilty to the federal misdemeanor charges against them.