Village Telegraph

Rare film tells story of Yup’ik children creating incredible artwork

by K.J. Lincoln Back in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s, a young couple named Paul and Eloise Forrer taught in the village of Eek at the BIA School. Mr. Forrer began an arts program […]

Inside Bethel News

For Sale

  Hitzer Amish built woodstoves. JHMW Plastic sled runners. 543-2379. (11)(3/1-cnx) FOR SALE 300 Gallon Plastic Water Tanks in stock. Call Shorty at Shorty’s Shop for pricing. 543-3158 or 545-3157 (19)(9/18-cnx) 18’ SSV Lund with […]

Contributors

The Butterfly Effect

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: What is the “butterfly effect” and how does it apply to family therapy? Answer: The concept of the “Butterfly Effect” has its origin in Chaos Theory. Chaos Theory describes certain […]

Inside Bethel News

4-H Summer Program a success

by Ronda Sargent The local 4-H summer program has been a great success in this year. Thank you to a great staff, volunteers and programs sponsors. Our program sponsors this year are the City of […]

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Contributors

Subsistence Life is a Healthy Life

by Peter Twitchell The majority of people in villages still depend solely on their subsistence way of life. For most of us today, it is crucial to eat subsistence foods to maintain good health practices. […]

Sports

WEIO 2017 is in the books

by Greg Lincoln Congratulations to our athletes and cultural ambassadors who participated in this year’s World Eskimo Indian Olympic events. Opening day started off with the five events including the Race of the Torch that […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

Let’s cut fish

Baby Rainier Iyana Leary happily watches his mom Audrey cut salmon by the Kuskokwim River in Napaimute on July 2nd.

Contributors

There is no need to speed

by Peter Twitchell I’m glad the Bethel Police Department is alert to speeders in Bethel. Our roads are in poor shape and dangerous. I’ve been in older cabs that bounce around and bottom out after […]

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Contributors

Lemony Friendship Bread

by Millie Bentley Greetings. This recipe comes from an old friend Bert Monfort. She stayed with us here at the B&B many years ago and was impressed with the friendship bread that we served (especially […]

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For Sale

Hitzer Amish built woodstoves. JHMW Plastic sled runners. 543-2379. (11)(3/1-cnx) FOR SALE 300 Gallon Plastic Water Tanks in stock. Call Shorty at Shorty’s Shop for pricing. 543-3158 or 545-3157 (19)(9/18-cnx) 18’ SSV Lund with 60 […]

Village Telegraph

First Fish Cutters

These fun kids from Napaskiak were so proud of their older brother Quentin’s rod-n-reel whitefish catches, they wanted to cut them. With the help of their parents Steven and Denise Riley-Alexie, twin boys Chance and […]

Letters to the Editor

Opposing the SAR submission

To: Anthony Christianson, Chairman On July 6, 2017, Mr. Dave Cannon submitted a SAR to the FSB for immediate action on: 1) That the FSB rescind the In-Season Fisheries Management Authority of the YDNWR Manager […]

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Heard it in the Steam House

Attorney General appoints new Bethel DA

The Department of Law announced the appointment of Steve Wallace as the new Bethel District Attorney. Mr. Wallace took over this position on July 10, 2017 after the retirement of Mike Gray. Mr. Wallace began […]

Village Telegraph

Shields crowned Miss WEIO 2017

The newly crowned Miss World Eskimo Indian Olympics is Olivia Piiyuuk Shields of Anchorage. She was awarded her title on Saturday night during WEIO in front a large crowd at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks. […]

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Heard it in the Steam House

Alaskan Communities to receive economic boost

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) announced today (June 26) that the Department of the Interior is distributing more than $29.69 million to eligible local governments throughout Alaska. These payments are made to boroughs and counties […]

Heard it in the Steam House

Feagle earns BA in Elementary Ed

Edward Feagle, age 33 of Toksook Bay, graduated from the University of Alaska Anchorage with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. Edward lives in Kwigillingok with his wife Jorene and their two daughters, Rosa […]

Speak Your Mind

Nunavuut Constitutional Convention

by Harold Napoleon This open letter regarding the Constitutional Convention: August, 1 – 3, 2017, Bethel, Alaska was addressed to the Yupik & Athabaskan Tribal Councils: 56 villages of the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta, dated July […]

Village Telegraph

WEIO Royalty

Miss Cama-i Regina Pingayak-Simon (at right) and Olivia Piiyuuk Shields participated in the Miss WEIO Pageant last week in Fairbanks. Shields is the newly crowned Miss WEIO 2017.

Delta Fishin’ Report

ADFG to manage Kuskokwim River Salmon Fishery

This is an announcement from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Bethel for subsistence fishermen in the Kuskokwim Area. State Management Effective 12:01 a.m. July 7, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game […]

Classifieds

For Sale

Hitzer Amish built woodstoves. JHMW Plastic sled runners. 543-2379. (11)(3/1-cnx) FOR SALE 300 Gallon Plastic Water Tanks in stock. Call Shorty at Shorty’s Shop for pricing. 543-3158 or 545-3157 (19)(9/18-cnx) 18’ SSV Lund with 60 […]

Contributors

The First Mark of the Beast

by Tad Lindley This column is based on a message preached by Rev. Jimmy Toney at this summer’s family campmeeting in Sterling, AK. The second mark: 666 One of the best known passages of scripture, […]

In our Native Land

Helping Hands

“My big helpers. Helping with fish to dry after the June 24th opening,” writes Theodora Agwiak of Eek. In the photo are Michelle age 3, Shaun age 6, and Mary Agwiak age 4. “The didn’t […]

Contributors

The Need for Sleep

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: Does anyone know why we need to sleep? There has been a great deal of research on sleep and the need for sleep. We apparently create a sleep debt when […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

Learning at Fish Camp

Devin Alexie, age 6, works on cutting a Kuskokwim whitefish that was caught by his brother Quentin. Devin and his sister and brother were excited to cut fish with their sister’s tiny uluaq at their […]

Contributors

Spicy Rice Pilaf

by Millie Bentley Greetings. This is a rice pilaf recipe worth keeping. It is from Teddy Wintersteen’s wonderful recipe collection – she sent it to me back in 1997. It comes from the Taste of […]

Inside Bethel News

Tundra Salmonberries

Courtney Tobeluk of Nunapitchuk helped her mom Nicole pick a bucketful of salmonberries on the Fourth of July. She said she wanted a picture with their beautiful berries. Photo by Nicole Stephanie Tobeluk

Contributors

The values of subsistence

by Peter Twitchell The Elders spoke earlier this summer about our Ancestors, who commissioned us to never fight about our resources like fish. However, we live in modern times and our sovereignty has been violated […]

From The Editor

Happy 4th of July

by Greg Lincoln We wish all of you a safe and happy 4th of July in your communities and hope that you enjoy your time with family and friends, wherever you may be. For Kelly […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

Fishing opened on July 1st

The Kuskokwim River from its Mouth to 10 Miles above Upper Kalskag was opened to Gillnet Fishing July 1, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM. In consultation with the Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

Prehistoric Fish Trap and Petroglyphs found

June 23, 2017 Alutiiq Museum archaeologists have located the remains of a stone fish trap and an associated set of petroglyphs on northern Kodiak Island. The features are believed to be prehistoric and reflect Alutiiq […]

Contributors

4th of July past

by Peter Twitchell Bethel 4th of July celebrations have always been a big event in the past. The preparation, where everyone pitched in, including City Municipality, as they do now, all service organizations, and someone […]

Heard it in the Steam House

BFD honors staff and partners for their service

by Fire Chief Bill Howell Bethel Fire Department held its annual awards banquet on April 8, 2017. We would like to recognize and congratulate the following team members and partners for their outstanding accomplishments during […]

In our Native Land

National Coin planned to honor Elizabeth Peratrovich

The United States Mint has released candidate designs that commemorate Alaska Native Civil Rights Leader Elizabeth Peratrovich and Alaska’s Anti-Discrimination Law as part of the Native American $1 Coin Program. The Act (Public Law 110-82) […]

Contributors

Deep Fried Fish

by Millie Bentley Greetings. Here is a recipe that you can use with salmon, halibut, whitefish, etc. I used this particular recipe for years on just about any kind of fish, but haven’t deep fried […]

Letters to the Editor

4th of July Fire Safety

The Alaska State Fire Marshal’s Office realizes that Independence Day and fireworks can go hand in hand, but fireworks shouldn’t go in consumers’ hands. Fireworks cause devastating burns, injuries and even death. Knowing the harm […]

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For Sale

Hitzer Amish built woodstoves. JHMW Plastic sled runners. 543-2379. (11)(3/1-cnx) FOR SALE 300 Gallon Plastic Water Tanks in stock. Call Shorty at Shorty’s Shop for pricing. 543-3158 or 545-3157 (19)(9/18-cnx) 18’ SSV Lund with 60 […]