Ann Fears is the host of KRFF's “Denali Jam”, broadcasted from our partner studio's in Fairbanks weekdays
Voice of Denali was created by the Athabascan Fiddlers Association (AFA). The AFA is well known for organizing and carrying out the annual Fiddlers Festival in the fall in Fairbanks, Alaska. This celebration of Athabascan music, culture and traditions brings hundreds of Athabascan Natives and others from throughout Alaska’s Interior for four-days of cultural and musical celebration. Musicians come together from far and wide to play, and listen, to the best music around. While they are playing and listening they are also sharing, which helps the AFA meets its important mission.
The Future and Growing Beyond the Fiddlers Festival
While the AFA is most well-known for the Fiddlers Festival, its mission is much more expansive, with the festival being only one mechanism for sharing, perpetuating and preserving the culture of the Interior’s indigenous peoples. Recognizing this, the board of AFA has been actively engaged in envisioning a bigger future, and specifically how it can better meet its mission.
The Voice of Denali radio station offers an outlet to expand upon AFA’s current reach, establishing a sustainable, culturally-focused, public radio presence in Alaska’s Interior. Utilizing the airwaves,
Voice of Denali will broadcast music and information, and connecting people from all across Alaska’s vast Interior region to share, perpetuate and preserve Athabascan culture and traditions.
COVID-19 Update - January 20 2021
As of end of day Tuesday, 2,690 Yukoners have received their first dose of the Moderna vaccine, including all staff and residents of long-term care homes who chose to participate. Visit Yukon.ca for the latest vaccination data and progress reporting.
Candidates Selected for Youth Panel on Climate Change
This panel fulfills a commitment in Our Clean Future: A Yukon strategy for climate change, energy and a green economy. It will provide space for Yukon youth to share their perspectives and give advice on Yukon’s climate change actions.
StatCan Staffing 32,000 Jobs Across Canada for Census
StatCan is staffing 32,000 jobs across Canada for the next census in May 2021. Individuals are being hired to be part of this large-scale national project in communities both big and small to collect crucial data that will be used to plan for the future.