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Napaskiak student named candidate for Presidential Scholars Program

Kieran “Taneksak” Bentley of Napaskiak, Alaska was recently named as a Candidate for the 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program which was established in 1964. He is one of approximately 4,500 candidates selected from nearly 3.6 […]

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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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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 […]

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All LKSD Schools move to remote learning

by LKSD Staff October 27th, 2020: Following a significant increase in the region’s COVID-19 cases, and at the request of our regional healthcare provider, YKHC, the Lower Kuskokwim School District is transitioning all district schools […]

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My Very First Tom Cod

5 year old Lewis Mann of Kwigillingok went iqsak fishing at the mouth of the Kuigilnguq River with his dad Curtis last week and this is what he caught with his own rod and reel.

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Status of COVID-19 pandemic in YK Delta

by YKHC Staff October 23, 2020: Throughout the week, the YK Delta has experienced an alarming surge in COVID-19 cases in multiple communities. YKHC emphasizes that without immediate broad behavior change by the public, cases […]

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Fresh Ocean Fish

Arlene Hooper of Tununak is happy to be catching fresh tasty tom cod from their river near their home by the Bering Sea. Folks were busy catching fish last weekend with manaqs and nets.

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USDA awards grant for Rural School Broadband

BETHEL – Today (October 13th, 2020), the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Utility Service Program announced they are awarding a $25 million grant to GCI to build fiber optic broadband through the Aleutian chain […]

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ASAA cancels all 2020 Fall State Championships

The Alaska School Activities Association is announcing the cancellation of all 2020 Fall State Championship Events. For the activities currently in season, Regions are allowed to complete their Regional championships, if they are able to […]

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Tribal Sovereignty Upheld

Akiak, Mountain Village and St. Paul, Alaska – Today (September 25th, 2020) the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld tribal sovereignty and ruled in favor of American Indian and Alaska […]

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Tasty Tundra Cranberries

Caden Joseph Smith, age 11, filled up his berry bucket with tasty ripe tumaglit from the tundra near his hometown of Quinhagak on a very nice day the first week of September.

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Why are Alaska’s salmon shrinking?

by Mary Catharine Martin Alaskans who have fished for salmon consistently over the years know it: Alaska’s salmon, especially king salmon, are getting smaller. Now, a new study, published August 19 in the journal Nature […]

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A Successful Moose Hunt

Warren Nicolai of Bethel (at right) successfully harvested this young bull moose last week on Tuesday. His younger brother Judah helped during the hunt.

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Calista Corporation Advocacy Committee issues endorsements in 2020 General Election

Calista (cha-LIS-ta) Corporation’s non-partisan Public Advocacy and Engagement Committee (PAEC) today (Aug. 5th, 2020) announced its first endorsements ahead of the 2020 general election. The Alaska Native corporation is composed of over 32,000 Shareholders with […]

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Calista Corporation Board Reelects Officers

The Calista (cha-LIS-ta) Corporation Board of Directors elected officers following the successful virtual 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. Robert Beans was reelected as Board Chair, Margaret Pohjola (poi-YO-la) as Vice Chair, Johnnie Evan (ee-VAN) as […]

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Salmon Berry Garden

Danica Matthias of Kotlik went on her first berry picking trip on July 18th, 2020 inside the Kotlik River. She is 17 months old. Photo by Theresa Matthias

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Monkey Boats and Sailboats

by Bjorn Dihle When Jeffery and Christine Smith were shown the David B, an ancient Bristol Bay tug, known as a monkey boat, it appeared that every cormorant in Washington State had been pooping on […]

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Tundra Adventures

Baby’s berry. Eight month old Sienna Andrews of Emmonak enjoys a taste of the tundra at Fish Village, which is halfway between Emmonak and Mountain Village on the Yukon River. Photo by Monalisa Andrews

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Local student candidate to graduate at CSB

Regina Therchik of Anchorage and Toksook Bay, Alaska, daughter of Ray and Florence Therchik, is a candidate to graduate from the College of Saint Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota. Therchik is graduating with a Bachelor […]

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2020 Clean up Green Up Kongiganak

As the Native Village of Kongiganak’s COVID-19 Guidelines began lifting, the Environmental Department staff and the community jolted towards a cleaner environment. Cloth face masks were provided in the 3 day event which consisted of […]

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Salmon cutter

Emmalynn Hunter, age 3, helps cut salmon for dry fish on June 16th at her family’s fish camp in Quinhagak. This is Emmalynn first king salmon that she cut. Photo by Susan Johnson.