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Blessing of the Pets

The Table of Grace Lutheran Church in Bethel hosted the Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, October 2nd, 2022 at the Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center. Folks were invited to bring their pets to be blessed […]

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Understanding your Health Appointments

by Heather McMillion, MS, RD, LD, CDCES Health conditions and medications can be complicated. When we go to see healthcare professionals, we may hear words we do not know. However, it is important that we […]

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Learning Yup’ik Grass Basketry

by K.J. Lincoln This past week a group from Bethel participated in a workshop to learn how to sew Yup’ik grass baskets. I had the honor of learning with them and sharing the knowledge learned […]

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Crowberries for Grandma

Terralyn and Panikpiaq are picking paunraq blackberries for their Grandma Linda Noratuk on a nice afternoon day in Bethel. Photo taken on 8/14/22. photo by Linda Noratuk

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Summer Salmonberries

Jackie Berry Larson III picked his first salmonberries of the season on his own and cleaned them while picking with the help of his mom on July 3, 2022.  He is the son of Kimberly […]

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Alaska Senate passes the Alaska Reads Act

The Alaska Senate today (April 12th, 2022) unanimously passed Senate Bill 111, an important effort to improve reading skills through increased accountability, well placed resources, and by recognizing that students must be ready to learn […]

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Where Did the Chum Go?

by Doug Molyneaux “The summers of 2020 and 2021 saw the lowest numbers on record for chum salmon returning to the Kuskokwim and Yukon rivers. There are many possible reasons for these low returns. I […]

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Qerpertaq – Pike Fish Egg Akutaq

by Hilda Oscar This famous Superfood is fresh in-season during this time. It is as traditional as the Moose Fat Akutaq, other than the sugar that is added, all of it is natural. It is […]

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Winter Ice Salmon

Frank Nicori Jr. of Kwethluk incredibly caught a Silver Salmon while ice fishing at Birch Hill several miles up on the Kwethluk River on March 28, 2022. Star the Dog (in front) is amazed. Frank’s […]

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The Raven Above

by Brad Cole It was in the morning when I started walking down the ice road from Tuluksak. An icy fog hung in the air where in a quarter of a mile the river disappeared […]

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TKC launches new Regional Training Facility

The Kuskokwim Corporation (TKC) has launched a new regional facility to help build employability skills, economic opportunity, and cultural connection in the Middle Kuskokwim. The Arviiq Regional Economic Development and Training Center in Aniak opened […]

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51 Years for the Warriors

Mae Hoffman of Bethel wears her husband Raymond’s vintage Bethel Regional High School letterman sweater from 1971 at the homegames on Saturday night. Mae was a cheerleader for BRHS. Cheering with her is Lucy Crow […]

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Time to apply for 2022 Individual Artist Awards

Rasmuson Foundation is accepting applications for the 2022 Individual Artist Awards (IAA). Online applications will be accepted through March 1, 2022; paper applications must be delivered or postmarked by Feb. 14. In addition to individual […]

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Solo Adventure on the Savonoski Loop

by Bjorn Dihle Bristol Bay may be most famous for having the world’s biggest run of sockeye and unparalleled fishing opportunities. Its watersheds also have incredible adventure opportunities — everything from day trips to epic […]

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Bountiful Blackfish

Rylan Nickoli, age 2, of Russian Mission checks the blackfish trap on December 6th, 2021 and finds it full of fish. Photo by Melissa Nickoli

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Wild Geese

by Brad Cole I could feel the cold autumn fog blanketing the forest surrounding the village of Tuluksak. Its icy fingers firmly gripped the dried, dusty trees, but the heavy mist was being slowly blown […]

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2021 Call for Art

The Alaska State Council on the Arts is requesting applications of visual artwork to purchase from Alaskan artists for the Alaska Contemporary Art Bank (ACAB). Alaskan artists are invited to submit up to 6 recent […]

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Support for DNA sample collections

Rep. Geran Tarr (D-Anchorage) expressed thanks to Governor Dunleavy, Department of Corrections Commissioner Nancy Dahlstrom, and Department of Public Safety Commissioner James Cockrell for their commitment to collecting all lawful DNA samples from Alaskans arrested […]

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Prize winning veggies

Bethel 4-H Teens and leader Tun’aqi Blanchett display their prize winning vegetables at the Bethel Community 2021 Fair. They did an amazing job sponsoring the Kids Carnival Booths. From left are: Tun’aqi Blanchett, Sam Atchak, […]

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How to make Salmonberry Uqinaq

Salmonberry Uqinaq is a simple and tasty traditional Eskimo dessert made with seal oil and salmonberries. Today, we add sugar for sweetness. If you like seal oil then there is a good chance that you […]

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Military Youth Graduation Family Celebration

Alaska Military Youth Academy cadets embrace their families after AMYA’s graduation ceremony, held at the Bartlett High School Football Field in Anchorage, June 18, 2021. The ceremony featured 79 graduating cadets and their families. (U.S […]

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Tundra Treasure

1 year old Luka Jacob of Napaskiak went on his first egg hunting trip while visiting Chefornak with his parents. He found the nest and pointed them out to his dad.

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Seal Oil Maker

Mother’s helper: Maya Bosco of Chefornak is doing a good job while cutting up seal blubber into strips that will soon become seal oil.

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Snow is the state of Alaska

by Ned Rozell In mid-March, it is snowing once again in Fairbanks, as it has snowed on many days since October. That makes it a good day to pick up Matthew Sturm’s new book, “Field […]

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As Spring Returns

by Gisela Chapa An unusually snowy winter seems to have overextended its stay at the Delta. “This is the most snow we’ve seen in decades,” is a common phrase I hear in conversations about the […]

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River Ice Fishing

A crew from Nelson Island from the Sipary and Lincoln Family went ice fishing for pike on the Toksook River this past weekend. The weather was very mild and everyone was happy to be out […]

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Tasty Pike Salad Dip

Hi everyone! Here’s a fish dip recipe that is pretty good. It can be made with pike or whitefish that you caught from your local river. It’s a tasty treat to eat with crackers: Ritz […]

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Snow Art

Tamaq Nelson created these beautiful snow ptarmigan and snow rabbit sculptures at his home in Napakiak. (Photo by Daniel Nelson)

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2021 ONC Science & Culture Camp

ONC will be hosting the Science & Culture Camp this summer and our application is NOW OPEN for Lower Kuskokwim School District high school students grades 9 – 12, including incoming 9th graders in the […]

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VPSO Program celebrates success

by the Alaska Dept. of Public Safety Staff Over the past year, the Department of Public Safety has drastically changed the administration the Village Public Safety Officer Grant program. This shift has already developed into […]

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K300 virtual awards ceremony wraps up 2021 event

by Delta Discovery Staff The Kuskokwim 300 held a live virtual awards ceremony online with pre-recorded musher post-race comments and thank-yous, plus a special sportsmanship award presentation. The live awards ceremony took place on February […]

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2021 Kuskokwim 300 Mushers

Here’s your 2021 Kuskowkim Mushers in order of registration as of February 7th, 2021. Have a good race everyone!: Dennis Kananowicz Dennis hails from Glennallen, Alaska. He mushes out of his 28 dog Outlaw Kennels. […]

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Bowhead whales: A recent success story

by Ned Rozell Bowhead whales are true northern creatures, swimming only in cold oceans off Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Svalbard and Russia. These bus-size whales have the largest mouths in the animal kingdom, can live for […]

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Chris Miller: Photographing Bristol Bay

by Bjorn Dihle Photographing commercial fishing takes a special sort of person—one who doesn’t mind the salty spray of waves, the blood and slime of fish and the “colorful” nature many fishermen possess. Chris Miller, […]

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Alaska Academic Decathlon

This year’s theme for the 2021 Alaska Academic Decathlon is: The Cold War. This will be a virtual event held on February 25 and 26, 2021. Open to every high school in the state, the […]

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Nunakun-gguq Ciutengqertut

Nunakun-gguq Ciutengqertut – They Say They Have Ears Through the Ground is a book of animal essays from Southwest Alaska by Ann Fienup-Riordan with Alice Rearden, Marie Meade, David Chanar, Rebecca Nayamin, and Corey Joseph. […]

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Gram’s Sourdough Bread

by K.J. Lincoln Hello everyone, here’s a recipe for Gram’s Sourdough Bread, which we call kelipacuggluk in Yugtun. This bread is made with sourdough and a couple other ingredients. It is easy to make and […]

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Gram’s Homemade Sourdough

by K.J. Lincoln Hello everyone. Did you ever wonder how to make your own sourdough starter? Here is a recipe for starter and pancakes just like my Gram makes that you can also learn how […]

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MASK-UP!

by Vicki Malone Are we seeing ourselves differently after living this long with Covid-19? In the YK region, almost everybody agrees with medical experts that wearing masks helps stop the spread of the virus. At […]

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AFN 2020 President’s Award Honorees

Every year AFN honors those who have made outstanding contributions to their families and the Native community. Please read on for a list of this year’s AFN President’s Awards honorees and scroll to the bottom […]

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New Christian book provides practical application of ancient wisdom from the Book of Proverbs to one’s daily life

Lorin Bradbury, Ph.D. releases the first volume of ‘Treasures from an Old Book’. Turning timeless truths into practical lessons, Lorin Bradbury, Ph.D., presents an application of ancient Hebrew truths from the Book of Proverbs in […]

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Scammon Bay Break Up

Iksi George of Scammon Bay had fun playing in the mud at the river shore during breakup of the Kun River on May 14th, 2020. Photo by Helen George

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AVCP responds to COVID-19

The Association of Village Council Presidents (AVCP) released the following advisory regarding COVID-19. AVCP will continue to provide essential services to tribal members and tribal councils. Effective Thursday, March 19, 2020, our offices (throughout the […]