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joan naviyuk kane



joan naviyuk kane Joan Kane is Inupiaq with family from King Island and Mary's Igloo, Alaska. She earned her bachelor's degree from Harvard College and her M.F.A. from Columbia University. Kane's awards include a 2007 individual artist award from the Rasmuson Foundation, a 2009 Connie Boochever Fellowship from the Alaska State Council on the Arts, a National Native Creative Development Program grant, and a Whiting Writers' Award for her first book, The Cormorant Hunter's Wife. She received the 2012 Donald Hall Prize for her second book, Hyperboreal. She is recipient of the 2013 Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Literature Fellowship, the 2013 Creative Vision Award from United States Artists, and will be the 2014 Indigenous Writer in Residence at the School for Advanced Research and faculty for the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts. Along with her husband and sons, she lives in Anchorage, Alaska.

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Ms. Kane, read your article on yahoo regarding King Island Alaska. Very interesting reading I must say. The report mentioned that you'll be visiting the island along with members of your family? I looked on Facebook to see if there were any new updates. Any chance that you could post pictures of that Group when you finally make it back to King Island? If you have your own Group regarding King Island that would also be awesome to be a part of that group. Either way i'd like to see/know what you discover on that island. Thanks.
05/30/13 5:00am