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Public Safety is a Right for all Alaskans

by Representatives Tiffany Zulkosky & John Lincoln According to research by ProPublica and the Anchorage Daily News, one out of three Alaska communities does not have local law enforcement. Alaska’s sexual assault rate is three […]

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Protect Alaska Native Women

by the National Congress of American Indians The National Congress of American Indians passed Resolution #REN-19-011 calling upon Congress to promptly enact legislation recognizing the jurisdiction of Tribal Nations in Alaska to prosecute domestic violence, […]

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Alcohol does not care

by Sarah Jasper I come in a lot of names – Budweiser, vodka, wine and others. No matter what the name, as long as it has alcohol, I’m it. I’m found in liquor stores, bars […]

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Alaska Congressional Delegation welcome DOJ Declaration of Law Enforcement Emergency in Rural Alaska

U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Congressman Don Young, all R-Alaska, today (June 28th, 2019) welcomed the Department of Justice’s Announcement that Attorney General Barr will declare a law enforcement emergency in rural Alaska […]

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Life returns fast to lonely island

by Ned Rozell Bogoslof Island is the gray tip of a mountain that pokes from the choppy surface of the Bering Sea. The volcano stands alone just north of the Aleutians, far south of the […]

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Life Force

by Amy Gulick [Excerpted with permission from The Salmon Way: An Alaska State of Mind (Braided River, May 2019) by Amy Gulick. (pp 92-77)] We leave the smokehouse and walk next door to Shelly’s house […]

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Warm spring may result in gentle breakup

by Ned Rozell Following the warmest March Alaskans have ever felt, forecasters are predicting a mellow transition from ice to water for most big rivers in the state. Things don’t always go that way during […]

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The Warrior Weekly

The Warrior Weekly is the reliable news source for Bethel Regional High School, and it provides the weekly reports to the students, staff, and parents. The Warrior Weekly staff goes through a lengthy process in […]

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Tribute to Pete Kaiser

by Senator Dan Sullivan Sullivan Honors Alaskan of the Week: Iditarod Winner Pete Kaiser U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) spoke yesterday (March 15th, 2019) on the Senate floor to recognize Pete Kaiser, of Bethel, who […]

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Yup’ik (Cup’ik) Judicial Practices

by Charles Moses Yup’k and Cup’ik (Y/Cup’ik) Tribes make up the largest Indigenous or Native Group in Alaska. Their territory covers most of Southwestern Alaska from Bristol Bay along the Bering Sea Coast to Norton […]

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Assimilation: Killing the Indian, Saving the Man

by Jacob Sipary Imagine thousands upon thousands of little native boys and girls being ripped from their homes in order to become “civilized”. Those poor, innocent, and scared little children were forced to completely abandon […]

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The hard truth about Medicaid expansion

by Bethany Marcum It’s time for a reality check. Since Alaska expanded Medicaid to able-bodied adults in 2015, our state has experienced cost overruns, unexpected—but predictable—over-enrollment, and is facing a dependency crisis. Some—local lawmakers and […]

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Winter knitted mittens tutorial

by Delta Discovery Staff Don’t you love the look, feel, and warmth of homemade knitted mittens? They are so cozy and nice, and the fact that they are homemade gives them that special sentimental significance […]

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Alaska’s 7.0 earthquake

by Senator Lisa Murkowski 12.05.18 Senator Sullivan and I just returned to Washington after an almost surreal 24-hour period up in the state. We went up on Sunday night, Monday morning. We hadn’t anticipated being […]

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Alcohol does not care

by Sarah Jasper I come in a lot of names, Budweiser, vodka, wine and others. No matter what the name, as long as it has alcohol, I’m it. I’m found in liquor stores, bars and […]

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An Alaska Native’s Mining Perspective

by Fred Smith I’m an Alaska Native from Noorvik in Northwest Alaska, though, I’ve lived many years in the Y-K region. I have three children, now adults, who are eligible for Calista scholarships and employment […]

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Big government and Big corporations

by Adeline Peter Raboff I cannot sit by and watch and listen to the massive propaganda campaign about Ballot Measure 1 without comment. It’s Big government and Big corporations at their most hell-bent destructive ways. […]

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Ballot Measure #1 – An Act Providing for the Protection of Wild Salmon & Fish & Wildlife Habitat…Know the Facts

by Dave Cannon There is a lot of misinformation going around about the Ballot Measure #1, both from outside the Kuskokwim and from within; sadly, much of it is intentional. Election Day is less than […]

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Let’s make Local Option work for us

by Sharon Chakuchin This is true freedom, to have the streets and playgrounds, walkways and most neighborhoods free from those who have drunk too much and have found themselves either making fools of themselves or […]

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A Place by any Other Name

by Louie Andrew There was a notice of sorts some years back in the local newspaper (Tundra Drums) in spring concerning dogs having rabies or the possibility of rabies within the Bethel city limits. Rabies […]

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An opportunity to work hard

by Daniel B. Ausdahl Jr. My name is Daniel B. Ausdahl Jr. from Kalskag, Alaska. I am 39 years old. I am a Heavy Equipment Operator for Knik Construction, Captain and Owner of T Bird […]

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Grab the Moment…

by Elena Aluskak Waqaa! I remember when my quiet moments were gently filled with what I thought then as “lecture”. On-going repeated lecture. Sometimes, persuasively but never harsh, other times just seem to flow with […]

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2018 Session Wrap-Up

by Representative Bryce Edgmon Dear Friends & Neighbors, For many years I have been grateful to work for House District 37 as your representative, and for the past two years it has been my honor […]

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Sullivan Honors Alaskan John Active

by Senator Dan Sullivan U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-AK) honored Bethel resident John Active, legendary Yup’ik storyteller and decades long voice of KYUK public media, as part of his “Alaskan of the Week” series on […]

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Oh… The Children

by Elena Aluskak I remember my childhood; many sweet, happy memories. Memories where I am expressing happy schooldays, fun outdoor activities as well as moments where my mentality was put down by peers or other, […]

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The mind is a powerful tool

by Ina Pavila Our minds can be a powerful tool, if used correctly. I like to look at it as an agent where information is recorded and is processed. This information that we hear, we […]

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Winter Rabbit Snaring

by Brad Cole It was evening while walking to a local trail that a young boy ran up to me and asked to follow. The sunlight had just dimmed behind a passing cloud and soft […]

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Ilaten Atak Assircaarluki Pikiki

by Ina Pavila Parents that live harmoniously with each other will in turn have children that live harmoniously with each other. Parents who show stability within the home will more likely have stable children. If […]

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Cama-i Dance Festival 2018 March 16th ~ 18th at Bethel High School “Cauyat Tupagtelarait Nauviput ~ Drums Awaken Our Roots”

by Linda Curda This year’s Cama-i (Yup’ik for a warm welcoming hello) Dance Festival is almost here and the Bethel Council on the Arts is once again proud to be the sponsor of what promises […]

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Calricaraq is our Yuuyaraq

by Ina Pavila The Methamphetamine Suicide Prevention Initiative (MSPI) grant was allotted to Orutsararmiut Traditional Native Council ONC to initiate suicide prevention using the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation (YKHC) model Calricaraq/yuuluaqauciq. CALRICARAQ is our YUUYARAQ; […]

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I am part land. I am part water. I am always Native.

by Chris Agragiiq Apassingok Agragiighuunga. Sivuqaghhmiinguunga. Ataka Takeva. Naaka Aakapak. Sivuqami angliinga whangkunneng katam neqennaqmeng. Ayuumighhaaneng tawatelnguq Sivuqaq. Tamaghhaan neqa tugaaqegkaangat. Aghveq, ayveq, maklak, neghsaq, allanginaq, qawaak allangingaq, iqalluk allanginaq, tepamneg, elqwaaghmeng, nunam nunivagseghaaneng neqekukut, […]

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Reading Can Be Useful

Do you like reading? Well, I like to read books. The books I like are mysteries and sci fi mysteries. I also like to read horror books. I get the books from the school library […]

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Fluoride-aryugtua

by Angelica Afcan Imagine not being able to tear off that piece of dried fish you had for lunch. Imagine looking at old school photographs and seeing your toothless smile. Imagine having a lifelong speaking […]

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Alaska LNG: The time is now

by Governor Bill Walker Alaska now has the necessary alignment for the Alaska gasline LNG project. Mid-June 1970: one of the most important days in my life. It rained, as I waited in-line outside a […]

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The Old Fish Camp Trail

by Brad Cole It was an old nearly forgotten trail slowly turning back into the forest. I worked on it with an axe and machete to cut the branches, stomped down the grass and using […]

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Life within our culture

by Max Angaiak The earliest memory I have is having preschool with Kamgu Post. She gave me a toy plane after she asked me what I wanted to be when I grow up. I was […]

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The Bones in the Box

by Mark Leary She slowly hobbled down the bank cradling a beat-up grease-stained cardboard box. Reaching a small Lund boat she carefully set the box inside and climbed in. Poor woman – she pulled on […]