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Tara Young
For over 20 years the Alaska Federation of Natives has celebrated the many distinct Native cultures from across the state during Quyana, a night of traditional dance.Groups from Barrow to St. Lawrence Island gathered for two nights, and each night seven groups displayed their cultural traditions, values and passions through dance. Some performances are about healing; others are ways to engage youth in the cultures.The sentiment expressed in the 2014 convention theme, Rise As One, was felt throughout the packed house at Anchorage's Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center. Photos: 2014 Alaska Federation of Natives ConventionWatch this video on Vimeo or YouTube, and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more great videos. Contact Tara Young at tara(at)alaskadispatch.com.
Marc Lester
More than 100 women who are incarcerated at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center participated in the “Success Inside and Out” program to prepare for their release.
Loren Holmes
Back for the third year running, Skinny Raven’s Frightening 4K drew over 800 runners to the streets of Anchorage, many of them dressed in elaborate and decidedly un-aerodynamic costumes.
Alaska Dispatch News

Raw: Bear Cub Strolls Through Oregon Drug Store

Shoppers at an Oregon Rite-Aid drugstore were surprised to see a bear cub scampering down the aisles last weekend, as reported by the Associated Press.A bear cub in a grocery store isn't an everyday occurrence, but if the footage seems familiar to Alaskans, there's good reason -- another young, ursine shopper was caught on video raiding the produce section of a Ketchikan grocery store in October 2011.
Bob Hallinen
The South High Wolverines defeated the West High Eagles 20-6 in the 4A State Championship football Game on Friday, October 24, 2014 at Anchorage Football Stadium. 
Marc Lester
The Anchorage Museum is asking AFN attendees to help collect info on 500 photographs.
Tara Young
The Ovluaq Dance Group from Barrow performed at the 2014 First Alaskans Elders and Youth Conference Wednesday, Oct. 22, marking the end of three days full of music and dance, educational workshops, and words of inspiration.Watch this video on Vimeo or YouTube, and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more great videos. Contact Tara Young at tara(at)alaskadispatch.com. 
Alaska Dispatch News
The largest annual gathering of Alaska Natives is a high-stakes political scene as much as a cultural event, with candidates vying for attention before thousands of delegates from distant villages -- and a coveted endorsement from a pivotal part of the electorate.
Marc Lester
The UAA Seawolf Debate Team and the Alaska Dispatch News hosted a debate on Thursday, October 23, 2014, about marijuana legalization in Alaska.
Mike Dunham
Inevitable fragility is, in a way, what “Groundwork,” a solo exhibit by Anchorage artist Keren Lowell, is all about.
The Alaska Federation of Natives' annual three-day convention -- the biggest Alaska Native gathering of the year – started Thursday morning at the Dena’ina Civic and Convention Center. The conference attracts as many as 5,000 people from Barrow to Kodiak, Nome to Sitka. It’s a huge economic driver for Anchorage, a chance for politicians to mingle and candidates to prowl for votes, a reunion for families and friends and colleagues. It’s a multidimensional event, with a huge Alaska Native art show and two nights of song and dance performances. 
Marc Lester
UAA students and staff gathered in front of the ConocoPhillips Integrated Sciences building to view a partial solar eclipse.

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