“This is an exciting day in our station’s history as the new equipment replaces transmitters we’ve had for twenty years,” General Manager and Vice President Nancy Johnson says.
The foundation donated it to SHI so it would be made available to weaving students to study.
The grant will support Utuqqanaatmiñ, a three-year initiative for innovative Indigenous programming to drive social change and community healing.
Started in 1979, the program helps participating artists gain exposure with a connection to a beloved icon of Alaska.
The twelve finalists have already earned a spot in the Alaska Railroad’s 2022 calendar. Now they vie for a cash prize, a Denali getaway, and the calendar’s cover in a public vote on the Alaska Railroad’s Facebook page where the grand prizewinner will be decided.
Eight Alaskans will be recognized at the 51st Governor’s Arts & Humanities Awards—this year’s awardees include community leaders, an artist, an educator, a museum, a journalist, a government entity, and a local business.