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Alaska National Guard donates historical armory to community of Gambell

by 1st Lt. Balinda O’Neal Dresel Divestiture program continues to benefit communities across rural Alaska. JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — The Alaska Army National Guard Divestiture Program handed over its 37th site, a Federal Scout […]

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Alaska Native Artist Residency Program

The Friends of Sheldon Jackson Museum are looking for an Alaska Native artist to fill one position for the Alaska Native Artist Residency Program. The dates of the program are August 21st-Sept. 12th. Benefits of […]

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Alaska Department of Military and Veterans Affairs continues its commitment to the Alaska Territorial Guard

by Murriah Ebersole The Alaska State Office of Veterans Affairs (OVA) continues its efforts to locate and recognize the members of the Alaska Territorial Guard (ATG). The ATG assembled in 1942 as a response to […]

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2021 Calista Corporation Shareholder Award recipients

by Calista Staff Calista (cha-LIS-tah) Corporation is pleased to announce the 2021 recipients of the annual Calista Shareholder Awards. Drawn from nominations submitted by fellow Shareholders, these awards recognize exceptional efforts by Shareholders and Descendants […]

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FEMA provides funeral assistance for COVID-19

FEMA is providing financial assistance for funeral expenses from COVID-19 deaths, provided the expenses were incurred after January 20, 2020, and have not been reimbursed by other financial sources. Assistance is limited to a maximum […]

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The Fox Boy: A Story of Bethel Past

A review by Monica Devine The Fox Boy is a sensitive portrayal of the Yup’ik Eskimo people of SW Alaska, their struggles and triumphs living with white outsiders (teachers, priests, store owners) who brought monumental […]

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First Goose

Liam George who is 3 years old caught his first goose on May 8th, 2021 four miles northeast of his home community of Scammon Bay. Liam gave away his first catch to an elder.

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State delivers drinking water to Tuluksak

by Jeremy Zidek May 4, 2021: The Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHS&EM) is delivering nearly 1,300 gallons of drinking water to Tuluksak Monday in response to a request from the community. […]

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Evon new Director of Regional Affairs for CVRF

Oscar Evon of Kwigillingok is the new Director of Regional Affiars for the Coastal Villages Region Fund. In his role, Evon will lead the charge in establishing and maximizing communication between the residents, local governing […]

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Tundra Marsh Greens

Springtime Harvest: Jonathan Alexie Sr. and Christopher Pleasant of Quinhagak were out gathering fresh tundra pond greens to eat last Thursday. The delicious greens are kapuukaraat, or pallas buttercup. They grow submerged in mossy marshland […]

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Easter Sunday Service

Russian Orthodox faithful celebrated Easter Sunday at the Saint Jacob Napaskiak Orthodox Church with worship and song. Christ is Risen! Leading the service is Father Alexander Larson.

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ALPAR and partners keep Alaska clean

Like most things in Alaska, recycling has challenges other states don’t face. In fact, the only way recycling is economically feasible in Alaska communities large and small is for businesses and people to donate their […]

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RurAL CAP remembers former Executive Director Phil Smith

Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (RurAL CAP), remembers former Executive Director Phil Smith for his service to low-income, vulnerable Alaskans. Smith served as the private, statewide, nonprofit organization’s Executive Director from 1975-1981. During that […]

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New airstrip to be built at Mertarvik

FAA Awards $627.7 Million in Airport Improvement Grants The village of Newtok was granted over $21.1 million from a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to build a replacement airport […]

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Tuluksak teacher releases new book

McManus was born in Stanley, Wisconsin before moving to Montana and then Washington. In her new book, Related to Loon: a first year teacher in Tuluksak, she takes the reader on an Alaskan adventure. McManus […]

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Musher start order set for Iditarod 49

Bethel’s own 2019 Iditarod Champion Pete Kaiser will be leaving second wearing bib #3. Aniak musher and the 2021 Kuskokwim 300 Champion will be the fifth musher to leave, he will be wearing bib #6. […]

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Sullivan votes to acquit former President Trump

U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) today (Feb. 13th, 2021) voted “not guilty” on the article of impeachment brought against former President Donald Trump by the House of Representatives and issued the following statement: “I cast […]

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Our Language Grants

by Doyon Foundation Do you have an idea for a language revitalization project focusing on the languages in the Doyon region? Apply for an Our Language grant from Doyon Foundation! In a continuing effort to […]

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Smelting on Qanirtuuq River

Neva age 6, Caden 11, and Donavon Smith 4 – all of Quinhagak had an adventure while fishing for smelt at the Qanirtuuq River earlier last January. They shared their catch with grandparents, their family […]

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Johnson River Pike Fishing

Birthday cake and fishing: Titiana Albrite of Akiak spent her 44th birthday at the Johnson River where she caught a total of 32 pike.Happy birthday!

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GCI to award scholarships to Alaska students

by Josh Edge GCI has committed $100,000 this year to support Alaska students through two different scholarships. Forty Alaska students who have decided to pursue a career in Science, Technology, Education and Math (STEM) will […]

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Whitefish Set Netters

Cungass’aq and Tyler Nelson of Napakiak caught these nice Kuskokwim whitefish last week from their set net during the warm spell.

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Time to apply for 2021 Individual Artist Awards

Rasmuson Foundation is accepting applications for the 2021 Individual Artist Awards (IAA). Online applications will be accepted through March 1; paper applications must be delivered or postmarked by Feb. 15. In addition to individual artists, […]

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Ocean Bay Ice Fishing

Ice fisher Mary Kailukiak of Toksook Bay is captured in this superb photo as she manaqs for tom cod on the frozen ice of Kangirrluar Bay on Nelson Island.

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Excerpts from the Exhibition: Their Eyes Have Seen The Old Dances: Honoring Elder Hooper Bay Dancers and Drummers (1981-2001).

by Patricia Bulitt Beginning in 1978, my very first visit to Hooper Bay, Alaska, the language and faces passing me by were like music to my ears. I experienced a kind friendliness from the children […]

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Generation to Generation

One year old Ella Egoak of Atmautluak is wearing her grandma’s fur atkuk parka that was made by her great grandma Marie Pavilla and great great grandma Anna Andrew. Her beautiful atkuq is sewn with […]

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History in the Making

by Marlene Katcheak Happy Holidays! Tukurngailnguq School is our root and core of our family, so we wanted to share our good news with you from 2600 miles away! Wrestling has been a driving motive […]

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ANILCA’s 40th Anniversary

by Alaska Tribal Unity ANILCA was passed 40 years ago today, when elders woke up and their traditional territories were deemed federal conservation units and many of their traditional practices criminalized. On the 40th anniversary, […]

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Lawmakers urge Governor to issue disaster declaration in Norton Sound, Yukon River fisheries

This year’s commercial salmon fisheries were devastating for Norton Sound and Yukon River fishermen, processors, local vendors, and municipalities. Harvests in Norton Sound decreased by 87 percent, a loss of $1.7 million, and Yukon River […]

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Case surges create data backlog

The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) cautions that the surge in COVID-19 cases has strained the public health response, creating a backlog in case and contact investigations. DHSS is urging anyone who […]

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Happy Ice Fishing

Paniguaq Kinsley Melinda Cate, age 2, of Kongiganak went ice fishing for lush fish last Friday in Bethel. She had fun and was happy to be manaqing. 

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2020 Commercial Salmon Harvest Summary

by AK Fish & Game The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) has published preliminary harvest and value figures for the 2020 Alaska Commercial Salmon Fishery. The 2020 commercial salmon fishery all species harvest […]

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Community spread of COVID-19 in Akiak

YKHC has evidence that widespread community-based transmission of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, is occurring in the village of Akiak. This joint advisory is issued by YKHC and Akiak Native Community out of an abundance […]

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Traditional seal stretching in Emmonak

Monalisa Harpak Andrews has been busy this fall working on their family’s subsistence harvest of seals. Her husband Jordan Andrews and his brothers caught the seals from the ocean, west of Emmonak. Monalisa, her mom […]