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DAY 1 - Thursday, April 21 

8:00 – 8:30 am     Registration

8:30 – 9:00 am     Opening Prayer & Welcome Address

Sarah Apache, Station Manager, KABR

Loris Taylor, President/CEO, Native Public Media

9:00 – 9:30 am     Keynote:  Past, Present, and Future: Happier, Healthier, Resilient Healing

Celina Garza, Founder of Native Lifeway

We have all experienced a pause in the past three years, learned to love more, get healthier, and choose to stay  exactly where we are or embrace the shift and move forward. In this presentation, participants will hear about  resilience and the choices we all get to make. Participants will feel refreshed and inspired with ten easy ways to  be Happier and Healthier!

9:45 – 10:00 am   Beverage Break (provided)

10:00 – 11:30 am Mentoring Native Youth Reporters and Storytellers

Antonia Gonzales (National Native News Anchor), Tripp J. Crouse (KNBA News Director), and Alexis Salle (KNBA Host and Producer)

Moderator: Jaclyn Sallee, CEO, Koahnic Broadcast Corporation.

This session features broadcasters utilizing interns in the production of the Alaska Federation of Native’s (AFN) live broadcast, the KNBA newscast, and coverage of fundraisers for the station. The program will highlight collaborations with the Alaska Teen Media Institute in producing pieces for KNBA.

11:30 – 12:30 pm Lunch (provided) - Presentation by Koahnic Broadcasting Corporation

12:30 – 2:00 pm  Telling Our Own Stories via Podcasts

Dana Andrew (Podcast Audio Editor), Valentina Vavages-Andrew (Executive Producer), and Genesis Grijalva (Podcast Marketing)

Existing podcast platforms have a relatively limited selection of content on Native American and Indigenous issues, events, and history. Digital media allows more accessible ways to have inclusive conversations. Podcasts have the potential to provide more diverse content, including Native and Indigenous people sharing their stories honestly and authentically.

2:00 – 2:15 pm    Refreshment Break (provided)

2:15 – 3:45 pm    Let’s Talk about COVID 19 Content and Programming Ideas

Terri Hutchens, Director of the Hualapai Tribe Radio Station Department

Participants will share their station’s past and present Covid-19 programming, content, and strategies in this talking circle. Participants will take your station’s ideas, resources, and encouragement to continue to address the Covid-19 pandemic for your community as the pandemic evolves and continues.

3:45 – 4:30 pm    Lessons Learned by Seasoned Broadcasters

Gabriel Otero (KPYT), Sheila Nanaeto (KSUT), Jeff Seifert (KBRW), Darren Brown

(CATV), George Strong (KBFT) and John BraveBull (KLND)

Moderator: Brian Brashier, KCNP

6:00 – 8:00 pm    Cultural Night and Dinner                                             

         An evening celebrating the contribution of broadcasters and media makers serving Indian Country featuring                 Poet Jordan with special remarks from Gerad Godfrey, NPM Board Treasurer.  

DAY 2 - Friday, April 22

9:00 – 9:30 am     Welcome Remarks

                             Gabriel Otero, Station Advisory Committee Chair, KPYT

                          Danae Wilson, NPM Board Secretary


9:30 – 9:45 am     Beverage Break (provided)


9:45 – 11:15 am   CSG Clinic

Jacquie Gales Webb (CPB Vice President of Radio), Andrew Charnik (CPB Director, Radio CSG Policy & Administration), Brittany Lee (CPB Project Coordinator – Office of Grants Administration), and Larry Etcitty (NPM Finance Director)

This session will provide an overview of NPM's Station Support Program services and cover updates and requirements pertinent to the CPB Community Service Grant (CSG) recipients. This session is required for stations receiving the CSG and will meet the Annual CPB-sponsored Compliance Training requirement.


9:45 – 11:15 am   Video Podcasts: Repurposing of Radio Stories for TV and the Web

                          Frank Blanquet (FNX) and Darren Brown (CATV)

TV Producers Frank Blanquet and Darren Brown take an in-depth look at the repurposing of radio stories for video distribution. This session will share information about free and paid software that can be used to output and deliver radio stories for YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and broadcast television. Sample work and tutorials will be explored.


11:15 – 12:15 pm Lunch (provided)


12:15 – 2:00 pm   Radio in a Box

                          Jeff Seifert (KBRW) and Steve Hamlin (CoastAlaska Engineer)

CoastAlaska, Inc., a consortium of public radio stations in Southeast Alaska, developed an emergency system called "Radio in a Box,” a portable unit that can temporarily replace a station's broadcast signal. The presenters will provide the history and operation of Radio in a Box.

1:30 pm               Beverage Break (provided)

2:00 – 2:30 pm    Closing & Prayer

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