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Slideshow: At AFN convention, it's where you're from that's important

Ken Lisbourne, an artist originally from Point Hope, now lives in Anchorage. Being out of the village doesn't hurt his ability to paint rural scenes, he said.
Julia O'Malley
Athabascan bead artist Mary Jane Derendoff left the village of Huslia when she was 12 to attend school. She lives in Fairbanks. "I grew up in the village, everything I learned, I retained it."
Julia O'Malley
Alaska Dispatch