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Anchorage, Alaska – First Alaskans Institute (FAI) is pleased to announce that we are bringing A Tribe Called Red (ATCR) – an indigenous DJ group known for their dance tracks that blend indigenous music with dub-step, hip hop, reggae, and electronica – back to Alaska! The benefit concert will be held at a local venue in Anchorage on Friday, October 20, 2017, during the week we affectionately call “Native New Year”, the week of the 34th Annual FAI Elders & Youth Conference and 51st Annual AFN Convention – the two largest gatherings of Alaska Native peoples in Alaska each year.

This marks the second time ATCR will perform to support the work of FAI and celebrate Alaska’s first peoples. We have also made it possible for our youth to be inspired and energized by their music, so in addition to the benefit concert, the group is scheduled for a private appearance earlier in the week for the registered participants of the 2017 FAI Elders & Youth Conference. The music of ATCR – dubbed “powwow-step” in reference to their fusion of contemporary powwow, other indigenous music, and electronic dance genres – showcases messages of decolonization, social justice, and advocacy for the advancement of indigenous peoples, communities and cultures across the globe. In 2017, ATCR received the Album of the Year Award from the Canadian Independent Music Awards, were nominated for two Juno Awards, one for Electronic Album of the Year and Video of the Year for their third album titled “We Are The Halluci Nation.” The group also received Video of the Year for “R.E.D.” by iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards.

With the event less than three months away, concert planning is in full swing. To stay updated on concert information such as venue, location and time of event, please visit www.firstalaskans.org. For information regarding concert sponsorship opportunities, please contact Keneggnarkayaaggaq Emily Tyrrell by phone at 907-677-1710 or via email at emilytyrrell@firstalaskans.org. Tickets can be purchased online starting September 1, 2017. With a limited amount of tickets, the show will likely sell out quickly. All proceeds will support the work of FAI, a statewide Alaska Native non-profit organization working to advance our vision of Progress for the next 10,000 years...

At First Alaskans Institute, we know we are responsible for carrying more than 10,000 years of ancestral knowledge into the future with rigor, humor, resilience, vigilance, and love. To learn more about us and what we do, please visit our website at www.firstalaskans.org, contact us at 907-677-1700 or via email at info@firstalaskans.org to learn more.

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