Resources: Other Media

 

Who are the agencies, companies, and individuals producing other outstanding resources of history, art, science and literature pertinent to rural Alaska? 

Blogs

American Indians in Children’s Literature is a blog resource helpful for any parent or teacher to understand indigenous perspectives of representation in American literature.

The Athabaskan Woman Blog is by Angela Gonzalez of Huslia, Alaska.

Laurel Ivanoff’s blog Living Village celebrates the people and truth of small, rural Alaska communities. The articles posted here were a regular part of We Alaskans, a section of the Anchorage newspaper ADN no longer publishes.

Podcasts

Coffee and Quaq is a podcast celebrating and exploring contemporary Native live in Urban Alaska.

Salmonberries is the podcast produced by Denali Sunrise Publications

Periodicals

EsquiMedia and M. Jacqui Lambert produce Qargizine, “(pronounced kah-dah-gee zeen) a quarterly magazine print and online magazine that consists of stories, photos, and artwork submitted by people from all across Alaska.

Edible Alaska publishes in print and online, advocating for a strong local food economy and exploring Alaska’s rich culinary culture, both urban and rural.

Yellow Medicine Review is a journal of Indigenous Literature, Art and Thought.

Other Media Production Companies

The Alaska Native Media Group will host their second annual Alaska Native Bookfair in Anchorage, September of 2019.

The Alaska Native Studies Council has a Writing Style Guide online to complement the AP writing style guide with regard to Alaska Native writing content. Several other links on this page provide related information. 

As of February 2018, The National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) owns Indian Country Today. Editor Mark Trahant of Trahant Reports and Associate Editor Vince Schilling will head up the editorial team. 

Longhouse Media’s mission is to “catalyze Indigenous people and communities to use media as a tool for self-expression, cultural preservation, and social change.” Co-Founder Tracy Rector, M.Ed, is a mixed-race (Choctaw/Seminole) filmmaker, curator, and community organizer.

Native Media Network is a source of curated media content for Indian Country, ‘an “All Indian All the Time” resource . . . to serve the Native American Community. Includes a Live TV channel, and a vast resource of books (over 10,000 titles) by and for Native America at Indian Country Books.

See Stories works with museums, schools, and community organizations to lead youth digital storytelling film workshops. Owner Marie Acemah has led digital storytelling initiatives in various parts of Alaska and the world.

Voice of Alaska Press, has a storefront at Judy Ferguson’s Outpost. A well-known freelance columnist in the Interior, her books feature oral histories of many prominent rural Alaskans.

Miscellaneous Films, Books, Artists of note

The BREACH is a film made by fishing guide/filmmaker Mark Titus after he learned about the plummeting of wild salmon populations in his home region of the Pacific Northwest.

Schooling the World produced a thought-provoking film that takes a close look at the history of western education’s impact on traditional cultures, by focusing on the Ladakh in the northern Indian Himalayas.

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