The 40th annual Alaska Folk Festival is underway in Juneau. Tonight, Folk Fest veteran Jack Fontanella plays with Collette Costa in “Costa’s Second Line Jamboree” at 8pm at Centennial Hall.
I recently caught up with him for ideas on how to enjoy the festival the most.
- 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.