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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 […]

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McNeil River Bear Viewing

by ADFG Staff It’s a new year and time to prepare for new adventures! If you’ve ever wanted to view bears up close in their natural environment, then viewing brown bears at McNeil River State […]

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ANC reports record passenger numbers in 2019

by the Alaska Dept. of Transportation Staff The results are in! A record number of more than 5.7 million passengers traveled through Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) in 2019. The number of passengers passing […]

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The salmon-eating wolves of Alaska: Tongass film shoot captures, for the first time on video, wolves catching salmon at night

by Mary Catharine Martin It was past midnight one night in August, 2018 that the film crew and their Alaskan guides, out shooting for a Netflix documentary series called “Night on Earth,” found themselves sitting […]

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How Alaska wolves rely on salmon

by Mary Catharine Martin It’s not a secret that, in Alaska, wolves rely on salmon, just as many other species do. It is, however, a subject of evolving research. Back in 2004, Alaska Department of […]

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Delta doghouse project a success

by Angie Fitch We are excited to announce that Alaska Native Rural Veterinary, Inc. is expanding our doghouse building program with the help of the Yukon Kuskokwim Canine Health Association! This project is made possible […]

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The demise of Scotch Cap lighthouse

by Ned Rozell In spring of 1946, five men stationed at the Scotch Cap lighthouse had reasons to be happy. World War II was over. They had survived. Their lonely Coast Guard assignment on Unimak […]

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Guy appointed to Roads and Highways board

Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy announced January 15, 2020 the appointments and reappointments to State of Alaska boards and commissions including the appointment of Andrew Guy of Anchorage to the Governor’s Advisory Board on Roads and […]

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Slaaviq at Lulu Heron

The Christmas celebration of Slaaviq was shared with the residents of the Lulu Heron in Bethel on Saturday, January 11th, 2020. Carolers from the St. Sophia Russian Orthodox Church have been following the star, singing […]

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LKSD Sr. High Speech Results

by Sharon Wegner The Lower Kuskokwim School District Sr. High Speech contest was held in Bethel December 16-17, 2019. There were 46 students from 9 schools that participated (Akiuk, BRHS, Chefornak. Kipnuk, Kongiganak, Napaskiak, Newtok, […]

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AFN 2019 President’s Award Honorees

by AFN Staff 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. Ulric and […]