Tuesday, September 14: Reinventing Alaska Native education. Eat local challenge. Getting to know NPR’s Jenn White.   

By speaking Tlingit at home, Mischa Jackson wants to give her daughter Michaelyn something she didn’t have. (Photo courtesy of Alfie Price)

The past, the present and the future are all connected for Mischa Jackson, a longtime voice for change Alaska Native education.

Whether it’s acknowledging the complex history of the impact of Western education on Native children or creating space for Native ways of knowing and indigenous perspectives, Jackson says the first step in reinventing education begins with acknowledgement. On Tuesday’s Juneau Afternoon, Jackson talks with KTOO’s Sheli Delaney about the power of acknowledgement and how it is one of the keys to success in helping Native students achieve their potential.

Also in Tuesday’s show:

  • The art of being a “locavore.” How to eat more locally grown and harvested foods in Southeast Alaska.
  • The world according to NPR’s Jenn White. (Note, we are rebroadcasting this interview, due to technical problems KTOO experienced when it originally aired last week).

Juneau Afternoon airs Tuesday through Friday, live at 3:00 p.m. on KTOO Juneau 104.3, online at ktoo.org, and repeated at 4:00 p.m. on KRNN 102.7.


Listen to the whole show:

Part 1: 
Meghan Stangeland and Jennifer Nu explore the possibilities of incorporating more locally grown and harvested food into our diets. How they hope a 7-day “eat local” challenge will help raise awareness about the availability of homegrown foods.

Part 2: Mischa Jackson talks about her journey as an Alaska Native educator and the need to change the way indigenous students are taught.

Part 3: NPR talkshow host Jenn White talks about her career and her current show,  A1.

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