Rapper Samuel Johns of Copper Center goes by the name AK Rebel. He performs his song “Rise ft. Ayyu, Byron Nicholai, Aaliyah & Junya Gisa” as part of the Red Carpet Celebration Sessions, a video series featuring Alaska Native artists filmed during Celebration 2018 in Juneau.
The Red Carpet Celebration Sessions are a collaboration between Kindred Post, Trickster Company and KTOO Public Media. You can watch other Red Carpet Concerts with Lily Hope, Indian Agent, and past Celebration Sessions from 2016 in this YouTube playlist.
- Air traffic controllers in Yellowknife, Canada, joined in a widespread, pizza-based act of good will recently as the U.S. federal employees’ unpaid payday came and went.
- Alaska’s attorney general and two of the state’s congressional lawmakers are calling on a federal appeals court to uphold the Indian Child Welfare Act. A U.S. district court judge struck the law down in October.
- A new Blood Bank of Alaska location celebrated its grand opening Thursday in Juneau. The region has been served by mobile blood donation facilities in the past, but this is the first permanent center in years.
- On Tuesday, the U.S. Forest Service notified objectors of a proposed timber sale about a public meeting in Klawock. By Thursday, the meeting was canceled. But some groups are wondering why this work is happening now at all.