Challenging systemic racism in Alaska

A Fairbanks Four banner at the 2015 Alaska Federation of Natives Conference. Two measures moving through the Alaska House would compensate the four men for the 18 years spent in prison. (Photo by Mikko Wilson/KTOO)

Over the past few centuries in the United States, laws and policies have favored some racial and ethnic groups over others. It’s led to racial inequity in Alaska and beyond. Now different groups are working together to educate people about these problems and develop solutions.

This episode is part of Alaska Public Media’s Solutions Desk. Listen to more stories about change and resilience here.

HOST: Anne Hillman


  • Lisa Wade – Chickaloon Village Traditional Council
  • Andrea Sanders – First Alaskans Institute
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LIVE Broadcast: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. on APRN stations statewide.

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Related links:
First Alaskans Institute Advancing Native Dialogues on Racial Equity
First Alaskans Social Justice Doers workshop
Undoing Racism
Chickaloon Village Traditional Council

After being told innumerable times that maybe she asked too many questions, Anne Hillman decided to pursue a career in journalism. She's reported from around Alaska since 2007 and briefly worked as a community radio journalism trainer in rural South Sudan.
ahillman (at) alaskapublic (dot) org | 907.550.8447  |  About Anne

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