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The YK Delta Flight School

I would like to take this opportunity, and also on behalf of the twenty four other flight school students, all from the Yukon Kuskokwim delta of 1999, to thank Mr. Francis Reich publicly, with a […]

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We cannot govern by violence

In the light of the events of January 6, we are reminded that words matter, stories matter, art matters. Truth, Equity and Justice matter. Leadership is speaking truth to power, clearly and strongly setting out […]

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A Path Forward

Last week, I introduced a budget containing a $5 billion recovery package to get Alaska back on its feet. There is no doubt we are facing a once-in-a-generation challenge. With 40,000 Alaskans on unemployment and […]

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A triumph for the People of Bristol Bay

Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC) President and CEO Jason Metrokin made the following statement today in reaction to the Army Corps of Engineers’ Alaska District’s decision to deny a permit to Pebble mine: A permit […]

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How can the Donlin Mine even be safe?

“Is Calista partnering to create a subsistence committee made up of residents from the YK Region to provide feedback and comments to Donlin and Calista? Yes. Does Calista prioritize using the best-available environmental protections and […]

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Sullivan Chooses Respect?

While I honor the work around domestic violence and sexual assault done by the women who penned the Oct 13, ADN commentary, “Native Women Vote for a Leader Who Chooses Respect,” I do not think […]

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Vote No on Ballot Measure 2

This election season, we are strongly urging our fellow Alaskans to VOTE NO ON BALLOT MEASURE 2. This initiative would get rid of our simple one person, one vote system and replace it with a […]

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Support for candidates

My name is Mike Williams, Sr. From Akiak, Alaska – a hunter, fisherman. Gatherer of our foods. I am urging you to vote for Tiffany Zulkosky for State Representative, Alyse Galvin for US House of […]

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Island travels

We used to go to Umkumiut for my dad to visit his relatives on Nelson Island by boat when I was growing up; the village moved to the new location named Toksook Bay a few […]

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Love and Community

Hello Delta Discovery, – IN the most recent FORUM, The Magazine of the Alaska Humanities Forum (Summer 2020), reading from an article informed by Don Rearden’s book, The Raven’s Gift, Joe Yelerton quoted Mr. Rearden […]

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CARES Act $$

Skagway, AK., The only city within the state that had passed a resolution to disburse it’s cares act money to its people by $2000.00 a month, till December. The whole idea beyond that is to […]

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Murkowski shares message on Independence Day

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) today shared the following Fourth of July message with Alaskans: Happy Fourth of July! A day to celebrate America’s independence, freedom, and the ideals and values upon which our nation […]

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Youth Litter Patrol Thanks

Scammon Bay had a successful 2020 Youth Litter Patrol. 4th grade through high school participated in our Youth Litter Patrol. The kids picked up 337 bags of trash from around the village. Thank you to […]

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The Class of 2020!

The end of the school year is coming up and so is graduation! Our seniors have until the 14th of this month to complete their school work which will finalize their grades. Ending the school […]

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If the Pandemic Did NOT Happen…

Hello All! I hope you’re enjoying this beautiful weather because I am. Also, try and make the best out of this quarantine. Ever wonder what it would be like if the virus didn’t break out? […]

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How COVID-19 Has Affected Me

How COVID-19 has affected me is mainly with school. I get my school work from the school here in Chefornak, which comes in packets. I am still enrolled at Bethel Regional High School, so my […]

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State of Alaska’s Plan for Rural Communities

While Governor Dunleavy and Doctor Zink are being praised for their clear and open communication throughout the development of the COVID-19, their plan for Alaska’s rural communities is vague and under-developed. After a careful analysis […]

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ANCSA corporations are not tribal governments

I write to supplement my Tribe’s earlier comments and to oppose the award of any portion of the Coronavirus Relief Fund to private for-profit corporations organized under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA). The […]

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Coronavirus outbreak scare in California

Howdy y’all it’s Caleb Kim, and I’m going to tell you about how Covid-19 (Coronavirus) is affecting the state of California. I am currently writing this article in California, so I guess you can say […]

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Help is on the way

Fellow Alaskans, The hard-working men and women of this state will not weather this storm alone. With a singular focus, the Legislature is exploring every avenue and will dedicate vast resources to support Alaskans during […]

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Alaska is my project for the State Fair

Dear People of the Great State of Alaska, Hello! I am a third-grade student in Northern Virginia. Our class is learning about the United States, and I will be teaching our school about the state […]

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Response to the news

My name is John Simon and I’ve lived in YK Delta my entire life. I’m writing about the dog roundup that was recently in in the news. I agree with the communities that we have […]

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Response to dog rescue article

I am writing in response to the KYUK article about the Tuntutuliak dogs being rescued from the village and taken to Bethel and Anchorage. This is not the first time one of the villages has […]

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Who is responsible?

It is the State that’s responsible for protecting our constitutional rights. It is the State officials duty to protect our speedy trial rights. I have seen many cases that get “continued” because the State did […]

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Support Responsible Bethel Youth

I would like to commend and thank the youth who put together the informative radio ad concerning the negative consequences of the use of alcohol. It’s a very informative ad bringing out how it affects […]

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Donlin Gold mine can never be a refuge

Anyone that has taken the time to read the full Donlin Environmental Impact Statement, EIS, and also understand the current permitting and regulation enforcement in this state and country will know that the proposed Donlin […]

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The importance of alliances

Your Excellencies, We write to you as bipartisan members of the United States Senate and as strong supporters of the U.S. bilateral alliances with Japan and the Republic of Korea. We believe it is important […]

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Camai Dance Festival Planning Meeting

Our next planning meeting will be on Tuesday, November 26th at 7PM in Room 118 at Kuskokwim Campus. These meetings only last an hour. Camai Dance Festival is a grassroots event: community and volunteer driven. […]

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Spirit of Youth call for nominations

Spirit of Youth calls for nominations in honor of Alaska Day. Spirit of Youth encourages community members to celebrate Alaska Day on October 18 by celebrating Alaska’s youth. Spirit of Youth is an organization that […]

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Thank you from the Green Family

The Green family on behalf of (their dearly departed) Elizabeth Doris Green would like to thank first of all, Bethel’s first responders for their prompt response and executing their duties with professionalism in their valiant […]

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Cama-i Planning Meeting

Dear Cama-i Team, BCA Members and New Community Volunteers, We hope each of you had a great summer. It is time once again to start planning for our community festival. Cama-i Dance Festival 2020 March […]

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Seeking Kushtaka experts

Hi there, I’m a television producer who once had a strange experience out in Craig, AK that people told me was a Kushtaka. Ever since, I’ve been obsessed with this creature and am currently working […]

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Fix the Permanent Fund Dividend Now

Recently the Anchorage Daily News printed an editorial column slamming Governor Dunleavy’s plan to pay the full PFD by law and calling for the legislature to reject another special session. Soon after the ADN opinion […]

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Please protect the unborn from alcohol

There are terrible things happening in our world today. Some can be prevented. Like the one I’m writing about. I was in Bethel recently and something very disturbing happened. Something that will cause much heartbreak […]

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Yup’ik language advocate

I wrote a letter to the person who was in charge of the Yup’ik language department in LKSD, Lower Kuskokwim School District. The letter stated that speaking, learning Yup’ik would be contrary to the prominent […]

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Tourists want to see wolves

You see in the News that the tourist are not seeing Denali wolves like they used to. One of the reasons is that the state allows wolves to be hunted/trapped close to the Denali area […]

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Statement on Representative Rauscher’s Return to Juneau

July 23, 2019: Representative George Rauscher (R-Sutton) was previously excused by his peers to undergo a series of planned medical procedures this summer. Complications from those procedures and additional injuries sustained at home prevented him […]

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Environmental matters

It becomes an inspiration to put up an opinion or comment on matters that touch or have some influence over the lives that may be affected, if that would particularly involve the vast locality. Our […]

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Reverse the sweep of the PCE Endowment Fund

Dear Alaska Legislators, It is imperative that the Alaska legislature reverse the sweep of the Power Cost Equalization (PCE) Endowment Fund so Alaskans in rural areas can afford their electricity. The sweep of the endowment, […]

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Protect our culture and lifestyle

The destruction of subsistence food and activity is the destruction an annihilation of a culture and people as will happen with the Pebble Mine and Donlin Creek Mine. The wipeout of the fish with the […]

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The PFD belongs to the People of Alaska

Concerning the legislature in Juneau needing to understand the position of the Governor and the permanent fund amount. It is common sense to realize the true need for the majority of the residents in Alaska; […]

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Support for Sattler, Kanuk, Don

This year, I’ll be supporting Anna Sattler, William Kanuk and Wayne Don for the Calista Corporation Board of Directors. They will ensure the highest ethical and competency standards for the key leaders that are responsible […]

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Support for Paul George Guy and Johnnie Evan

We want experience, transparency and shareholder support. We will vote Option 1 for Paul George Guy, who I call George, and Johnnie Evan for the Calista board. We remember when Calista made $100 million for […]

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A Letter to My Irish Mother

Dear Mom, Today we would have celebrated your eighty-fifth birthday and perhaps as many as ten more if you had not been misled by your surgeon. As much as I am sorry for the unnecessary […]

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Off duty officers respond to gang prison riot

A riot occurred last night (May 8th, 2019) at Spring Creek Correctional Center in Seward, AK. There was extensive damage to a housing unit, but no Officers were injured. Recognized institutional gangs were involved. SORT […]

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Bethel Egg Hunt Thanks

We really appreciate all that helped with the annual Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt. Thank you LKSD for the use of the M.E. School playground.  Thank you Swanson’s, A.C Store, Sammy’s Market, Bethel Fire Station, […]

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Thank you for your support

Regarding, Charlie Don Spud Sr.: Mr. Spud’s three children, eight grandchildren and three great-grand children would like to thank, Mr. & Mrs. Richard Seebold, Barbara Amos & Children, Mr. & Mrs. James Whitman, Adam Whitman […]

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Praise for the Cama-i Dance Festival

This afternoon, on the eve of Cama-i’s opening festival, reaching out from Berkeley, CA, I renew my sincere enthusiasm for Alaska—especially for the Cama-i Dance Festival. Gazing on line at the listing by the Bethel […]

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NAPG reacts to the devastating cuts in State Budget

TO: Governor Mike Dunleavy Good morning Governor Dunleavy, The March 20, 21, 2019 session of the Nunavut Alaska Provisional Government, a consortium of Tribal Governments in Western Alaska, reviewed your proposed 24% cuts to K-12 […]

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Statewide affordable Pre-K education

As Alaskans, we have a constitutional and moral responsibility to provide the best education possible for our children. Yet we remain one of the only states that do not provide affordable pre-kindergarten on a statewide […]

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Governor’s budget needs to be revamped

Dear Governor Mike Dunleavey, The Unit 4 villages, Akiak, Akiachak, Kwethluk, and Tuluksak are letting you know that we are totally opposed to your budget proposal that cuts deep into essential services without considering raising […]

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Donlin Gold Mine

Our Ancestors taught us to respect the people, Mother Nature, and in this case… the land. Not only will this destroy the animals that roam the waters, and the animals that seek water… it will […]

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Airfare prices

I just checked Bethel-Mekoryuk air passenger flight price $514 round trip for a short flight. It used to be about $60 one way, outrageous pricing but apparently a fact of life in 2019. You can […]

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K300 Kalskag Checkpoint Thanks

Hi there, I’m just writing to thank our Kalskag donators who donated for the K300 this year. To the ANICA Store of Kalskag, they donated $400 worth of goods, they donate every year, which we […]

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Congratulations

Congratulations on receiving the Association of Village Council Presidents’ 2018 Small Business Award. This is a tremendous accomplishment of which I am sure you are very proud. It is no small feat to provide over […]