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 […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel July 10 – July 20

Judgments Ronald Aloysius Bell Jr., 20 4th Degree Assault 6 Mos. Melvin D. Pavilla, 40 4th Degree Assault 150 Days, 2 Yrs. Prob. Jennifer A. Charlie, 32 2nd Degree Harassment 1 Day, 1 Yr. Prob. […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending July 20

• On 07-15-17 at 1:45 a.m., Medics responded to AVCP for the report of a person who was assaulted. The patient was assessed and transported to the hospital. • On 07-15-17 at 8:42 p.m., medics […]

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State Wide

Uninsured rate for Alaska Native children cut almost in half

by Trevor Storrs Alaska is among the top states leading a national trend in improvements to health care coverage rates for American Indian/Alaska Native children, according to a new report by the Georgetown University Center […]

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 […]

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Obituaries

Kobe Jason Paul March 18, 2000 – June 26, 2017

Kobe Jason “Lugiiq” Paul was born to Byron and Leona on March 18, 2000 in Bethel, AK. Kobe has 2 older brothers, Christian and Brandon, a younger brother Colton, and a younger sister Naidene. When […]

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Contributors

Contains less than 2% of the following ingredients: faith

by Tad Lindley What do you think is the greatest miracle in the Bible? When we contemplate the mighty things that we read about in the Bible, many things come into our mind. There is […]

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 […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

North Slope biologists make room for the loons

by J. Besl Loons are a boon for bioresearch. Much like the canary in the coalmine, the health of these top aquatic predators can translate to an entire ecosystem. “If there are changes in the […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

Federal Subsistence Board rejects proposed Kuskokwim Emergency Special Action

The Federal Subsistence Board (Board) held a work session on July 17-18, 2017. During the July 17 portion of the meeting in Anchorage, the Board approved, with minor modifications, Regional Advisory Council Annual Report Replies, […]

Sports

Alaska Job Corps students teach NYO to children and Seattle Seahawks stars

by Carin Meyer As part of yesterday’s (July 13th) United Way of Mat-Su’s “Play 60” event held at the Curtis Menard Sports Center, eight talented students from Alaska Job Corps demonstrated important aspects of Alaska […]

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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. […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending July 13

• On 7/8/17 at or around 330pm EMTs responded to a medical emergency involving alcohol. EMTs treated and transported the patient to the hospital. • On 7/8/17 at or around 4pm EMTs responded to the […]

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

Bristol Bay Tribes oppose EPA move to eliminate protections for Bristol Bay

DILLINGHAM— During the middle of a strong fishing run (July 11th), the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to withdraw the protections for Bristol Bay that the region’s tribal governments and others have been working toward […]

State Wide

UA Board of Regents approves joint UAS-UAF Fisheries degree

by Keni Campbell Students at the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) in Juneau will now be able to earn a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Fisheries and Ocean Sciences in light of action by […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel June 15 – 29

Judgments John Wharton, 39 4th Degree Assault 30 Days, 1 Yr. Prob. Charlie Chikoyak, 32 4th Degree Criminal Mischief 5 Days, 1 Yr. Prob. Joseph David Evan, 20 Driving Under the Influence $1500, 3 Days, […]

Letters to the Editor

Public Hearing Design Cemetery Road Project

Come learn about the new road plans for Upper Kalskag on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at the Multi Purpose Building. The project will create a new road from Quarry Road to a new cemetery site, […]

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 […]

Contributors

The Greatest Drift Ever Made: The Disciples Get Deck-loaded

by Tad Lindley When the boat went down we pulled herring over the bow and then hung on while the next wave lifted us skyward and our forearms cried out in agony. Those were the […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

Subsistence fishing for Kuskokwim River Salmon announcement

This is an announcement from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game in Bethel for subsistence fishermen in the Kuskokwim Area. Subsistence fishing in the Kuskokwim River Drainage, from the Yukon Delta NWR boundary at […]

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 […]

From The Editor

The Golden Heart City gets ready for annual WEIO

by Greg Lincoln It is time for the celebration of art, athleticism, dance and song, and cultural traditions in Fairbanks at the annual World Eskimo-Indian Olympic Games. WEIO will take place at the Carlson Center […]

Sports

Bethel Wrestling Club compete at the 2017 Western Regional Tournament

Seven Bethel Wrestling Club wrestlers competed in the 2017 Western Regional Tournament in Pocatello, ID in June. Here is a continuation of the results from Idaho. Freestyle Results In the Cadet 138 division Hayden Lieb […]

Contributors

Gray-cheeked Thrush Yuulerviaguq/Suulerviaguq

by Frank Keim The Gray-cheeked thrush is probably the shyest of all the brown-backed thrushes. You won’t see them very often during their migration, because they do so at night, although since the boreal north […]

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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. […]

Speak Your Mind

Bethel Mourns Maro’s Passing A Fond Remembrance

by Vicki Malone Her last name was Kargas, but I suspect many people in Bethel did not know it. She was simply Maro, as distinctive as her name. She first arrived in Bethel in 1980 […]

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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 […]

Summer Living

Dr. Mikhail Malakhov – The Russians are Back

by Tim Troll In this new era of a cooling relationship between the U.S. and Russia, one adventurous Russian historian is trying to warm it up a little, at least with one of its states […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending  June 28

• 6-12-17 at 3:58 AM firefighters were called for the report of an intoxicated individual sleeping outside. On arrival the person didn’t want medical attention. • 6-13-17 at 2:06 pm medics responded to the river […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel June 30 – July 7

Judgments Charles Alexie, 33 3rd Degree Assault 15 Mos., 4 Yrs. Prob. Anthony Kashatok, 21 4th Degree Assault 30 Days, Grace Cleveland, 31 4th Degree Assault 60 Days, 2 Yrs. Prob. Abraham I. Henry, 23 […]

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, […]

From The Editor

Calista Election and annual Shareholders Meeting Results

by Greg Lincoln The 2017 Calista Annual Meeting of Shareholders took place last Saturday, July 7th in the village of Sleetmute at the Jack Egnaty Sr. School. All incumbents who were running again won their […]

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Obituaries

John Gary Amik April 21, 1961 – June 8, 2017

John Gary Amik was born to the late Chief Luke Amik Sr. and Bonnie K. Amik on April 21, 1961. He had four brothers and five sisters. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving […]

Letters to the Editor

A vote for me is a vote for your children

Hello, My Name is Marcus Alexie and I am from Akiachak, Alaska. I grew up here knowing the struggles of an everyday student. I grew up in a time where everything seemed like it was […]

Heard it in the Steam House

CVRF provides over $500,000 to help residents purchase critical village equipment

Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) has completed the seventh round of its flagship People Propel® program. The program has made it possible for hundreds of residents in western Alaska to purchase new outboard motors, boats, […]

Delta Fishin’ Report

Federal Closure to the Harvest of Chinook Salmon in YDNWR Waters Rescinded

In consultation with the Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the Federal In-season Manager is rescinding previously issued special actions concerning the harvest of Chinook Salmon within Yukon […]

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 […]

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 […]

Inside Bethel News

Parent Power and Childcare Cooperatives can work in Alaska

by John E. Welsh As government services shrink, along with budgets, we Alaskans find ways to take up the slack. We even discover ways to do things better than the government, taking control into our […]

Contributors

The Therapeutic Power of Forgiveness

by Dr. Lorin Bradbury Question: I was sexually abused as a child. I don’t think I can ever forgive the man who abused me. My husband berates me because he says I don’t give him […]

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 […]

Cop Shop

State of Alaska District Court in Bethel June 15 – 29

Judgments John Wharton, 39 4th Degree Assault 30 Days, 1 Yr. Prob. Charlie Chikoyak, 32 4th Degree Criminal Mischief 5 Days, 1 Yr. Prob. Joseph David Evan, 20 Driving Under the Influence $1500, 3 Days, […]

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) […]

Speak Your Mind

Please God – Save The Kings: Nobody Else Seems To Be Trying!

by Dave Cannon Have you ever heard the saying, “God save the queen”? That’s actually Britain’s National Anthem written sometime in the 18th Century. Well, someone needs to step in here in the Kuskokwim because […]

Heard it in the Steam House

Calista Enrollment provides many opportunities for descendants

by Timotheen Charles My goal as an Intern is to increase awareness about Calista Enrollment in the 18 through 39 year old category through outreach. On July 2015, the original shareholders voted to open up […]

Sports

Bethel Wrestling Club grapplers compete at the 2017 Western Regional Tournament

7 Bethel Wrestling Club wrestlers competed in the 2017 Western Regional Tournament in Pocatello, ID in June. Prior to the tournament, Landon Smith (Schoolboy) Joseph Smith (Schoolboy), Hayden Lieb (Cadet), Mian Alexie-Leonard (Junior), Thomas Dyment (Junior), […]

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 […]

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 […]

Chasing the Ambulance

Bethel Fire Department Calls for week ending June 28

• 6-23-17 6:40 p.m. medics responded to the Boardwalk for an unresponsive intoxicated person. Patient transported to the hospital. • 6-23-17 8:28 p.m. medics responded to the area of Ptarmigan for a person with altered […]