Alaska News Nightly: Friday, October 20, 2023

A group of Alaska Native Dancers invite the audience to join.
Audience members join The Qaluyaarmiut Dancers on stage at Quyana Night on Thursday, October 19, 2023. (Matt Faubion/Alaska Public Media)

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Friday on Alaska News Nightly:

Interior Secretary Deb Haaland addresses Native boarding school trauma at the Alaska Federation of Natives convention. Plus, Congresswoman Peltola applauds federal funding to improve Alaska’s electrical grid. And, musicians record data on how Alaska’s music scene impacts the economy.

Reports tonight from:

Wesley Early, Casey Grove, and Rhonda McBride in Anchorage

Tim Ellis in Delta Junction

Riley Board in Kenai

Meredith Redick in Sitka

Liz Ruskin in Washington, D.C.

This episode of Alaska News Nightly is hosted by Casey Grove, with audio engineering from Chris Hyde and producing from Tim Rockey.

Tim Rockey is the producer of Alaska News Nightly and covers education for Alaska Public Media. Reach him at or 907-550-8487. Read more about Tim here

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