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Welcome to KNBA Dena'ina Lifeways

Welcome to Dena’ina Lifeways – a Web site that complements the KNBA 90.3 FM radio series of the same name. Dena’ina Lifeways airs every Tuesday morning and afternoon (7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.). The programs in the 26-part series contain original archival recordings of Dena'ina Elders from Southcentral Alaska speaking in the Dena’ina language. The recordings describe place names, sacred landmarks, history, and ancient practices that allowed the people to thrive for thousands of years. An English translation follows each Dena’ina recording. Listen to the stories, locate them on an interactive map of Southcentral Alaska, see photographs of the places, people, and practices that are described in the stories, and learn a bit about the Dena’ina people from their rich past to their promising future. This site and the radio series are made possible by a grant from the U.S. Park Service, and by the Kenaitze Indian Tribe, Cook Inlet Tribal Council, The CIRI Foundation, and the Alaska Native Heritage Center.