Wendell Pedro practices the art of Samoan Fire Knife Dancing, but why? Just ask his wife, Bonesha.
Updated: Mar. 20, 2023 at 3:55 PM AKDT
Samoan Fire Knife is the name of the dance, the art of spinning knives and fire torches. It's entertainment and it is carrying on a heritage. Dave met Wendell Pedro and his wife, Bonesha, at the YMCA while he was rigorously practicing his art, and like most Allgood News stories, it’s never the art ... but the passion and the "why" behind the Fire Knife. As you’ll see, it’s true love, marriage and heritage that fuels this "fire." Have a good story idea? Email Dave at Allgoodnews@ktuu.com
The homeless are pitching tents across the Anchorage area after the Sullivan Arena closed as a shelter nearly a month ago. That's where the Sanctioned Camps Community Task Force says they're getting involved in identifying possible sites for temporary camps - to give the city time to establish a permanent, low-barrier homeless shelter.
Originally called Decoration Day, Memorial Day has been a federal holiday since 1971.
In this edition of Telling Alaska's Story, Alaska's News Source attended a ceremony for an Unalaska man killed in action and nearly forgotten.