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From The Editor

From The Editor

Congratulations to Pete Kaiser, our Iditarod Champion!

by Greg Lincoln On behalf of the Delta Discovery and our family, we would like to say how proud we are of your great win and extend our sincere congratulations. This accomplishment will forever be […]

Village Telegraph

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Village Telegraph

Winter Muskox season extension on Nunivak Island in Unit 18

by ADFG Staff The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announces an extension of the winter season for muskox hunting on Nunivak Island in Unit 18. The season will be extended until March 31, 2019. […]

Speak Your Mind

Speak Your Mind

Yup’ik (Cup’ik) Judicial Practices

by Charles Moses Yup’k and Cup’ik (Y/Cup’ik) Tribes make up the largest Indigenous or Native Group in Alaska. Their territory covers most of Southwestern Alaska from Bristol Bay along the Bering Sea Coast to Norton […]

Speak Your Mind

Assimilation: Killing the Indian, Saving the Man

by Jacob Sipary Imagine thousands upon thousands of little native boys and girls being ripped from their homes in order to become “civilized”. Those poor, innocent, and scared little children were forced to completely abandon […]

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Statewide affordable Pre-K education

As Alaskans, we have a constitutional and moral responsibility to provide the best education possible for our children. Yet we remain one of the only states that do not provide affordable pre-kindergarten on a statewide […]

Letters to the Editor

Governor’s budget needs to be revamped

Dear Governor Mike Dunleavey, The Unit 4 villages, Akiak, Akiachak, Kwethluk, and Tuluksak are letting you know that we are totally opposed to your budget proposal that cuts deep into essential services without considering raising […]

Letters to the Editor

Be vocal: State is accepting public comments about Donlin Gold

Our ancestors moved around according to the seasons, we know that and during the summer we know they occupied the banks of our Kuskoqfaq River to fish and put away the abundance of salmon and […]

In our Native Land

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In our Native Land

Iditarod XLVII special awards recipients honored at awards banquet in Nome

by the Iditarod Trail Committee The 2019 special awards given to mushers during and after Iditarod XLVII were presented at the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race awards banquet in Nome on Sunday, March 17. The […]

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In our Native Land

1A State Basketball Awards

Girls 1st: King Cove Rookies 2nd: Tri-Valley 3rd: Klawock Chieftains 4th: Buckland Sissuani 5th: St. Mary’s Eagles Sportsmanship: Kake Thunderbirds Academic Award: Nunamiut Wolves, 3.83 GPA All Tournament Team Elaina Mack, King Cove Elizabeth Fefalov, […]

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In our Native Land

Bristol Bay Tribes outraged at inadequate review of Pebble project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) today (Feb. 20th, 2019) released its woefully inadequate draft Environmental Impact Statement for Pebble’s plan to build a mine at the headwaters of Bristol Bay. The draft EIS […]

CONTRIBUTORS

Contributors

Congratulations to our Iditarod Champion

by Peter Twitchell Congratulations to Pete Kaiser, our 2019 Iditarod Sled Dog Race Champion! You have set the course for future generations of Yup’ik mushers! A Yup’ik by birth Pete’s ancestral roots go deep into […]

Heard it in the Steam House

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Heard it in the Steam House

Alaska Professional Communicators offers scholarship

A $1,500 scholarship is offered to Alaska residents who are college or university students planning a career in a communications field by Alaska Professional Communicators, the Alaska Chapter of the National Federation of Press Women. […]

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Heard it in the Steam House

Alaska Children’s Caucus forms in 31st Legislature

For the first time in nearly seventeen years, members of the Alaska House of Representatives will relaunch the House Children’s Caucus. This edition of the caucus will be co-chaired by Representative Chris Tuck (D-Anchorage) and […]

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Heard it in the Steam House

Nunavut Alaska Provisional Government to meet

The Nunavut Alaska Provisional Government will convene on March 20-21, 2019 at the Bethel Moravian Church Seminary building starting at 8am. “Every Tribe and Tribal Organizations are invited to talk about Regional Unity to advance […]

Delta lifestyles

Delta Lifestyles

Delta Illusion’s Into the Mist Wins Platinum & Best Choreography Award

by John Sargent Sixteen dancers with the Delta Illusion Dance Company (DIDCO) competed in the Bravo! National Dance & Talent Competition in Longmont, Colorado during March 2-3, 2019 of Spring Break. The Dance Company performed […]

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Delta Lifestyles

WIC launches new eWIC cards

by Clinton Bennett The Alaska Division of Public Assistance’s Special Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) has begun providing electronic benefits transfer cards to their participants, which will be known as an eWIC […]

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Delta Lifestyles

Early funding for Education guaranteed under new proposal

Today (March 6th, 2019), a constitutional amendment was introduced in the Alaska Senate to require early-funding for Alaska’s K-12 public education system. Senate Joint Resolution 9, sponsored by Senator Mia Costello, R-Anchorage, requires the governor […]

Sports

Sports

St. Mary’s battles to fifth at state tournament

by Tommy Wells The St. Mary’s Eagles made sure the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta was recognized at the girls’ Class 1A state basketball tournament this past weekend in Anchorage. The Lady Eagles posted a 2-2 mark at […]

Obituaries

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Obituaries

Moses “Slo-Mo” Samuelson August 23, 1924 -January 2, 2019

Our beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend, Moses “Slo-Mo” Samuelson left us sadly, on January 2, 2019. He passed away at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital at the amazing age of 94. He passed […]

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Obituaries

Timothy Theodore Oosterman July 10, 1953 – August 1, 2018

Born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, resided in Bethel, Alaska. “His soul was like a star and dwelt apart…” Wordsworth Although not written about Tim Oosterman, these words of old describe him well. Tim was his own […]

The Cop Shop

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel March 7 – 15

Judgments Tyler Green, 31 4th Degree Assault 90 Days Kassandra George, 24 4th Degree Assault 2 Yrs. Prob. Anjelika M. L. Palacios, 22 Promoting Contraband 1 Yr. Prob. Faith Pavila, 19 4th Degree Assault 1 […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel February 26 – March 7

Judgments Billy Westlock, 30 2nd Degree Harassment 1 Yr. Prob. Shanice Teeluk, 20 Violate Conditions of Release, 1st Degree Harassment 95 Days Scott Agathluk, 30 Violate DV Protective Order 15 Days, 2 Yrs. Prob. Robert […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel February 21 – 28

Judgments Donald Paukan, 31 4th Degree Assault 90 Days Billy A. Lee Westlock, 30 Violate Conditions of Release $100 Heather Mael, 28 Driving While License Cancelled/ Suspended/Revoked $100 John Paul, 28 Violate Conditions of Release, […]

Hairy Man – Big Foot Stories

Hairy Man

Berry pickers spy Bigfoot

by K.J. Lincoln On Saturday, August 3rd, 2013, a family from Bethel witnessed a very tall, black colored creature walking upright while they were out picking berries. The family of three – the dad and […]

Hairy Man

Hairy Man tracks along the Kisaralik River

by Delta Discovery staff The Kisaralik and Kasigluk rivers snake through the tundra together from the Kuskokwim River and make their way to the Kuskokwim and Kilbuck mountains. Hairy Man people, or Bigfoots, and/or their […]

Hairy Man

Hairy Man sighted in Napakiak

by Delta Discovery staff In late April 2013, a worker at the Napakiak village corporation was just taking a look outside the 2nd story window of the building during the early afternoon hours, when she […]

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Spring and Fall time in Bethel

Newtok vs. Chefornak