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GCI awards two Alaska Natives with fellowship, trip to Hollywood None 

GCI awards two Alaska Natives with fellowship, trip to Hollywood

GCI, Alaska’s largest telecommunications company, awarded two Alaska Native content creators with the first-ever fellowship opportunity developed in collaboration with the Walter Kaitz Foundation, cable’s nonprofit arm which serves to advance diversity and inclusion throughout the industry.

New Apps Share Alutiiq Language None 

New Apps Share Alutiiq Language

The Alutiiq Museum and Native Village of Afognak have released print and app versions of two Alutiiq language books: Kaugya’angcum Qawangurtuwa and Qateryuk. April Laktonen Counceller wrote Kaugya’angcum Qawangurtuwa–Small Fox’s Dream, an original story about a young fox getting ready for school.

Jim Gaffigan Announced as First Act in Fair’s 2018 Concert Series None 

Jim Gaffigan Announced as First Act in Fair’s 2018 Concert Series

Stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan has been announced as the first act confirmed for the 2018 Concert Series at the Alaska State Fair. The Grammy-nominated, New York Times best-selling comic will perform two shows on Sunday, September 2 at the ConocoPhillips Borealis Theatre on the fairgrounds.

New advocacy and public affairs agency to open in the new year None 

New advocacy and public affairs agency to open in the new year

ANCHORAGE, Alaska—A new public affairs and advocacy agency is launching in Alaska, with deep roots and expertise in public relations, strategic communications and public policy.

New Cooking Show Debut: Double The Flavor: Season 1 None 

New Cooking Show Debut: Double The Flavor: Season 1

Double The Flavor was created by twin brothers, Kelsey and Kelley Johnson – AKA “Don Megga” and “KJ” – both widely known as On-Air Personalities. Their passion for cooking began at age 5. These culinary cut-ups specialize in traditional recipes to exotic fare, all the while highlighting Alaskan flavor.

SHI, USA, School Districts, sign agreements to advance Northwest Coast Art, Math training None 

SHI, USA, School Districts, sign agreements to advance Northwest Coast Art, Math training

Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) has signed memorandums of agreement with the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) and school districts in Juneau, Klawock and Hoonah to teach Northwest Coast (NWC) art, the world-renowned legacy of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian.

Make time for joy with The Nutcracker this Thanksgiving Weekend None 

Make time for joy with The Nutcracker this Thanksgiving Weekend

The Anchorage Concert Association starts the holiday season for thousands of Alaskans when the curtain goes up on their presentation The Nutcracker, featuring Eugene Ballet Company Thanksgiving weekend in the Atwood Concert Hall. An annual tradition for some families and an opportunity to introduce children and grandchildren to the Mouse King and Sugar Plum Fairy for the very first time for others, this fantastical masterpiece transports audiences to a magical wonderland.

Artwork Purchased for Alutiiq Museum Collection None 

Artwork Purchased for Alutiiq Museum Collection

With a $4,075 grant the Alutiiq Museum will purchase five works of art for its permanent collection. The pieces are the creations of four Kodiak artists, Alf Pryor, Genevieve Opheim, and Jonathan and Hanna Sholl.

AMA Alaska Honors Alaska's Best None 

AMA Alaska Honors Alaska's Best

The American Marketing Association (AMA) Alaska Chapter is pleased to announce the 2017 Marketer of the Year, Debbie Reinwand of Brilliant Media Strategies. This year she became the majority owner of the agency and flipped it upside down to honor staff, increase efficiency and continue to provide amazing client solutions. Reinwand also successfully executed a new product launch for MTA, increased credibility and name recognition for ConocoPhillips, and led the incredibly influential “I am Inupiaq, We are ASRC” campaign.

McCausland To Support Educational Projects None 

McCausland To Support Educational Projects

The Alutiiq Museum has promoted Lauren McCausland to the position of Project Specialist. McCausland moved to Kodiak with her husband two years ago and began working as a temporary assistant in the museum’s gallery.