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AFN supports Legislature’s original budget

The Alaska Federation of Natives Board of Directors announced its support for the restoration of the Alaska Legislature’s FY ’20 operating budget as submitted to the governor prior to his vetoes and pledged to work […]

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Trooper recruits hit the streets

July 10, 2019: This week Trooper Recruits began their approximately 13-week Field Training Evaluation Program (FTEP). Six Alaska State Trooper Recruits were posted in Fairbanks, three went to Soldotna and six are honing their skills […]

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From Lost Creek to Eureka

by Ned Rozell On a Saturday morning near summer solstice, nine people stood on a smoothed pile of gravel at Mile 5 of the Dalton Highway. A man talking to the group, the fur of […]

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House passes bill protecting WW2 Unangax cemetery

The House of Representatives on Thursday (May 9th, 2019) passed House Bill 122, protecting the social and historical significance of the Unangax Cemetery in Funter Bay for future generations. Rep. Sara Hannan (D-Juneau) introduced the […]

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Tundra Pond Greens

These allngiguat are tundra pond greens, picked by Andrew Beaver of Kwigillingok. These marsh marigolds are picked in the spring before they flower. Yup’ik people have gathered and eaten them for generations and are very […]

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AVEC awards Top 10 Power Plant Operators of 2018

Alaska Village Electric Cooperative (AVEC) announced the Top Ten Power Plant Operators of 2018 during its recent annual meeting in Anchorage. The following plant operators received recognition for their outstanding achievements: Evan Hunt of Kotlik, […]

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State, Partners request Ringed Seal delisting

The State of Alaska, along with the North Slope Borough, Arctic Slope Regional Corporation and Iñupiat Community of the Arctic Slope submitted a petition today to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) requesting delisting of […]

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Qangqaginaq River Ice Fisher

2 year old Elizabeth Imgalrea of Chevak went ice fishing at the mouth of Qangqaginaq River on March 31, 2019 where she caught her first dozen fish!

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ArtsCan Circle Fund, a new addition to BCSF

by BCSF Staff Bethel Community Services Foundation is excited to announce the addition of the ArtsCan Circle Fund to our growing community foundation. The ArtsCan Circle Fund supports the outreach work of the Canadian nonprofit […]

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Alaska Delegation moves to protect Native craftsmen

U.S. Senators Dan Sullivan and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), and Congressman Don Young (R-AK) this week (March 15th, 2019) introduced the Empowering Rural Economies Through Alaska Native Sustainable Arts and Handicrafts Act, in the House and […]

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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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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 […]

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House creates special committee on Tribal Affairs

Today (Feb. 25th, 2019), the House Creates Special Committee on Tribal Affairs. Creation of such a committee has long been a goal of Representative Bryce Edgmon (I-Dillingham), Alaska’s first Alaska Native Speaker of the House. […]

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The Salmon State: The International Year of the Salmon brings people together across the Atlantic and the Pacific

by Mary Catharine Martin 2018 was a mixed year for Alaska salmon. Bristol Bay saw its biggest run on record when 62.3 million sockeye returned to the bay. Other Alaska runs, in contrast — the […]

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AVEC holding Logo Design Contest

Get your creative juices flowing and possibly win $50! AVEC is holding a design contest to commission a special logo to commemorate our 50th year of providing power. AVEC first started energizing small villages in […]

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Successful Backhauling in Akiak

by Akiak EPA IGAP Staff It all started back in May and into June when the Tribal Landfill Operator trained EPA/IGAP crew and began staging the landfill in preparation for backhauling. All Freon was first […]

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Greetings from Russia

by Vicki Malone July 10,2018: I am in Suzdal, Russia, two and a half hours by train from Moscow. Our Russian/American hosts, Marina and Phil, insisted my daughter, Rosie’s family and I see “the real” […]

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Alaska hot springs, far and wide

by Ned Rozell KANUTI HOT SPRINGS — After a few hours of skiing through deep snow, Forest Wagner and I smelled a tuna sandwich. We knew we were closing in on warm pools of water. […]

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AVEC awards Top 10 Power Plant Operators of 2017

by Amy Murphy Alaska Village Electric Cooperative (AVEC) announced the Top Ten Power Plant Operators of 2017 during its recent annual meeting in Anchorage. The following plant operators received recognition for their outstanding achievements: Freddie […]

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ADF&G opens Resident Moose Hunt RM621

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announces an Emergency Order opening and season extension of the RM 621 resident winter moose season in GMU 18, in the portion south and including the Goodnews River […]

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Andrews wins February 50 Sled Dog Race

by K.J. Lincoln Maurice Andrews of Bethel is the February 50 sled dog race champion for 2018. He mushed his team from the Simons Family Glare Ice Kennel for another win this season. Coming in […]

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Kuskokwim Youth as Future Fisheries Leaders

by Janessa Esquible and Dan Gillikin A fundamental need for tribal organizations in rural Alaska is to build “capacity” to sustain a natural resources program that addresses the needs of stakeholders, engages stakeholders in resource […]

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Recycling is Necessary!

by Mary Matthias During the beginning of my employment with the Orutsararmiut Native Council last year, my desire was to determine the different types of environmental issues we as a community face here in Bethel. […]

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Should birds stay, or should they go?

by Ned Rozell Biologist Susan Sharbaugh, formerly of the Alaska Bird Observatory, once spoke about the strategies birds employ to survive in our season of darkness and cold. She talked about the flighty birds that […]