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When Alaska salmon ‘go viral’

February 13, 2019 0

by Jenny Weis The sitting president of the United States visited Dillingham in 2015 and picked fish, ate traditional foods, and joined local kids for Yup’ik dancing. On Kanakanak beach, President Obama picked a humpy […]

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Legal disagreements amicably resolved between Calista and Director Don

February 13, 2019 0

Calista is pleased to announce that the legal disagreements between Wayne Don and Calista have been amicably resolved and the lawsuit titled Calista v. Don has been dismissed. Calista is retracting the public censure and […]

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Rural Alaska Honors Institute adds teaching and language options

February 13, 2019 0

by Leona Long Students at the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Rural Alaska Honors Institute will have new options to explore teaching careers and Alaska Native languages during the summer 2019 session. The deadline to apply […]

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Calista corporation providing tax documents to shareholders

February 6, 2019 0

by Thom Aparuk Leonard Calista Corporation is providing information to Shareholders regarding IRS dividend and distribution reporting. All Calista Corporation Class A, B, C and D dividends are currently non-taxable. Calista Shareholders who received over […]

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Real ID – Senate District S Update

February 6, 2019 0

by Senator Lyman F. Hoffman Friends – In week three, the Senate Finance Committee received Senate Bill 38 and 39, requested by the Governor. SB 38 Supplemental and Disaster Relief, relating to fire suppression activities […]

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We need a post office in our village

January 30, 2019 0

by Janet Bavilla Villages have always done their best to adapt to a changing world. Many in the present have tried their best to adjust to western civilization while maintaining native cultures. It’s easier for […]

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Donlin Gold receives additional authorizations

January 23, 2019 0

State approves waste management permit, reclamation and closure plan and financial assurance plan. January 18, 2019: Donlin Gold received two permit decisions with the issuance of its Waste Management permit from the Alaska Department of […]

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New year brings new series and more Alaskans overcoming addiction

January 10, 2019 0

Continuing to combat Alaska’s high rates of alcohol misuse into the new year, Koahnic Broadcast Corporation and Recover Alaska have collaborated to produce a new season of the Emmy-award winning series Day 001. The new […]

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Researchers help Alaska villages turn tide on disasters

January 10, 2019 0

by Tanya Clayton Alaska villages facing coastal disasters may be able to use new erosion-monitoring tools as part of their decision-making arsenal, thanks to a pilot study led by the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Lead […]

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“107 Miles and Counting” BSAR Holiday Kuskokwim River Update:*

December 25, 2018 0

by Bethel Search and Rescue 12.24.18 Summary: With a full two weeks of cold weather and the great need for cheaper, more efficient transportation in our region, the lower sections of the Kuskokwim Ice Road […]

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Coastal Villages rewards Youth-to-Work employees with performance based bonuses

December 25, 2018 0

by CVRF Staff The Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) board of directors approved the distribution of $100,000 worth of bonuses to qualifying 2018 Youth-to-Work employees last Friday in recognition of their dedication and hard work […]

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Good Weather, Good People, and Good Work Getting Done BSAR River Update:*

December 19, 2018 0

by Bethel Search and Rescue 12.16.18 Summary: With more normal cold temperatures for the past 10 days Kuskokwim River conditions have been improving for safe Holiday travel. They are however improving slower than expected due […]

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Graduate Kory Joe: South to Arizona Alaska Native dedicated to making his homeland better with his NAU degree

December 19, 2018 0

by Heidi Toth Mountain Village, Alaska, is poor—one of the poorest towns in the country, in fact. The town of about 800 people sits in the banks of the Yukon River, far from the gold, […]

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Alaska congressional delegation announces $23 million grant for Emmonak dock

December 12, 2018 0

U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski, Dan Sullivan, and Rep. Don Young, all R-Alaska, today (Dec. 7th, 2018) announced a $23.1 million U.S. Department of Transportation grant for Emmonak, Alaska to construct a permanent dock and barge/landing […]

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Winter at Last! BSAR Kuskokwim River Update*

December 12, 2018 0

by Bethel Search and Rescue 12.8.18 Summary: With temperatures up to 20 degrees cooler travel conditions in the Bethel area have been greatly improving. BSAR teams have been out every day monitoring conditions and checking […]

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Yulista Holding, LLC subsidiary wins contract

December 12, 2018 0

Yulista Holding, LLC subsidiary-led joint venture Defense Systems and Solutions (DSS) was awarded a $4.7B contract supporting the AMRDEC Prototype Integration Facility (PIF) located at Redstone Arsenal, AL. DSS, a SBA approved 8(a) joint venture, […]

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Coastal Villages tests ‘Tiny House’ solution to rural housing crisis

December 5, 2018 0

by CVRF Staff In response to the results of a community survey, Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) is testing an alternative approach to addressing the critical need for housing in rural Alaska – with a […]

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Students enjoy Thanksgiving literacy success activities

December 5, 2018 0

by Lonny Cruff Nunapitchuk, AK – A new Migrant Ed coordinator, Malcolm Enoch, in Nunapitchuk has organized a variety of activities for pre-school and school-aged children to help them prepare for school, or help the […]

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Sen. Hoffman joins Senate Majority team

December 5, 2018 0

The Alaska Senate Majority today (Nov. 26th, 2018) announced its complete team for the 31st Alaska Legislature, which begins Jan. 15. The majority also announced a caucus agreement reflecting Alaskans’ desire for more engagement in […]

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AFN 2018 President’s Award Honorees

November 15, 2018 0

Every year AFN honors those who have made outstanding contributions to their families and the Native community. Congratulations to recipient of the Roger Lang Youth Award – local youth leader and organizer Ben Anderson-Agimuk of […]

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Donlin Gold supports initiative that uses technology to save Yup’ik language

November 6, 2018 0

Donlin Gold is helping to underwrite a ground-breaking project that will change the way Alaska Native languages are taught and learned. The project allows users to look up and learn Yup’ik words through a website […]

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Alaska Votes debuts new voting tool

October 31, 2018 0

In time for the 2018 midterm and gubernatorial elections, Alaska Votes has created a new tool to make voting in Alaska elections easier than ever – AKvote.org. By enabling voters to complete the entire process […]

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Ideas win big at 10th UAF Arctic Innovation Competition

October 31, 2018 0

by Andrea Miller The University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Management awarded $30,000 in cash prizes after the 2018 Arctic Innovation Competition’s final presentations Saturday, Oct. 20. The competition, now in its 10th year, invites […]

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Tribal support for Ballot Measure 1 strong at AFN convention

October 24, 2018 0

As Alaskans gathered for the annual Alaska Federation of Natives convention to share stories and opinions, Ballot Measure 1 was a large part of the conversation. With less than a month until the election, tribal […]

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First census enumeration to take place in Toksook Bay

October 24, 2018 0

by the U.S. Census Bureau Today (Oct. 19, 2018) the U.S. Census Bureau announced that the first enumeration for the 2020 Census will take place in Toksook Bay, Alaska. Toksook Bay is located in the […]

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Acting on tip, Togiak officers seize illegal alcohol

October 24, 2018 0

A recent seizure of illegal alcohol in the Village of Togiak highlights the work of law enforcement to prevent illegal substances from hitting the streets. Last week, Togiak Tribal Police Officers (TPOs) prevented a significant […]

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CDQ Group partners with Seattle Non-Profit and Maritime Academy for Youth

October 17, 2018 0

by CVRF Staff Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) is gearing up for a second year of its popular tenth-grade Ciuneq program with two sessions focused on member-community tenth-graders scheduled to take place in Seattle this […]

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REAA 2018 Election Results

October 17, 2018 0

The Regional Education Attendance Area elections were held on October 2nd, 2018. A Regional Educational Attendance Area (REAA) is an educational area that is established in an unorganized borough of the state. REAA elections are […]

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U.S. Dept. of Commerce invests to support job creation in Chevak

October 10, 2018 0

October 4, 2018, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $562,571 grant to the city of Chevak, Alaska, to support local job creation efforts. According to grantee estimates, the project […]

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2018 First Alaskans Institute Elders & Youth Conference Keynote Speakers

October 10, 2018 0

Our strength and connection to the land is fueled by our Ancestors. Our 2018 First Alaskans Institute (FAI) Elders & Youth Conference theme “Na Ganiyaatgm, Na Lagm” (Our Ancestors, Our Fire), speaks to the flame […]

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Coastal Villages puts Alaska’s youth to work with record-breaking participation

October 3, 2018 0

by CVRF Staff Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) employed over 820 young Alaskans this summer through its popular Youth-to-Work and internship programs. This year, a record setting 806 youth ages 14-18 earned nearly $610,000 through […]

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Federal and State agencies acknowledge harmful impacts of past bird harvest prohibitions

September 19, 2018 0

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) formally issued an apology to Alaska Native peoples for the unintended consequences of implementation of migratory bird harvest prohibitions. […]

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Alaska Army Guardsmen rescue three after plane crash near St. Mary’s

September 12, 2018 0

by Lt. Col. Candis Olmstead Soldiers with the Alaska Army National Guard’s 1-207 Aviation Battalion rescued three individuals shortly after 10 p.m. Sept. 3 about 20 miles northwest of St. Mary’s after their plane crashed. […]

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GCI Suicide Prevention Grant to fund 10 programs statewide

September 6, 2018 0

The 2018 GCI Suicide Prevention Grant, administered by the Alaska Community Foundation, will distribute over $130,000 to 10 recipient organizations this year, funding programs that are contributing to necessary suicide prevention efforts across Alaska. GCI […]

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HUD awards grant to Napakiak to replace boat dock

August 22, 2018 0

Native village’s 363 residents depend on hovercraft for delivery of food, water & other essential supplies. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded a $449,000 “imminent threat” grant under its Indian Community […]

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Students make traditional sod house in Kongiganak

August 17, 2018 0

The Kongiganak Youth to Work participants built a traditional mud/sod house with guidance from Instructor and M/W Joe Joseph. For insulation, they put blocks of sod and moss on the sides and some on the […]

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School districts gain new tool to fill vacancies

August 17, 2018 0

Governor signed a bill, Aug. 10th, allowing school districts to temporarily fill vacancies with qualified retired teachers. SB 185, sponsored by Sen. Peter Micciche (R-Soldotna), provides school districts with an additional staffing option until a […]

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Alaska Communications brings broadband to Kuspuk School District

August 8, 2018 0

Alaska Communications (NASDAQ: ALSK) is proud to announce it now supports the Kuspuk School District in rural Alaska. The company provides satellite-based internet service to the school district’s nine schools and main office, located on […]

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Iconic and historic Nelson Island landmarks destroyed Residents make efforts to rebuild

August 8, 2018 1

by K.J. Lincoln The iconic “Stone People” on Nelson Island on Nialruq Mountain were recently destroyed by vandals, leaving a void on the trail between Toksook Bay and Tununak, and a bigger void in the […]

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Remains found near Nelson Island

June 27, 2018 0

Bethel Alaska State Troopers were notified of human remains found approximately ½ mile off shore near Nelson Island by local fisherman from Toksook Bay on 6/18/18 at approximately 2017 hours. The body has been identified […]

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Akiak residents clean up the litter

June 5, 2018 0

The Akiak Native Community IGAP sponsored their village’s 2018 Clean Up Green Up project this year. They sent this photo of the participants in front of the community building before they started picking up litter […]

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Marshall students win CCEW Illustrated Poem Contest

June 1, 2018 0

by K.J. Lincoln A kindergarten student and two 1st graders from Marshall are winners in the Chemists Celebrate Earth Week Illustrated Poetry Contest Alaska division. Winning first place in the K-4th category was Kacy Peteroff […]

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Kuskokwim River Salmon Fishery Announcement

June 1, 2018 0

by ADFG Staff Subsistence fishing will be allowed on the Kuskokwim River mainstem within the Yukon Delta Refuge boundaries with 4-inch or less mesh size set gillnets from 11:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. Wednesday, May […]

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New regulations for Kuskokwim River Drainage Chinook Salmon Fishery

June 1, 2018 0

by USFWS Staff The Federal Subsistence Board (Board) met May 16-17, 2018, in Anchorage, to address agenda items that were not completed during their April 2018 meeting and consider multiple fisheries temporary special action requests. […]

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Kuskokwim River Revised Subsistence Fishery Outlook

May 23, 2018 0

by the ADFG This is an announcement from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) for salmon fishermen in the Kuskokwim River Drainage. REVISED Chinook Salmon Forecast The 2018 Kuskokwim River Chinook salmon forecast […]

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CVRF distributed over 100,000 gallons of heating oil in 2018

May 23, 2018 0

by CVRF Staff Each winter for the past 10 years, Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) has provided energy assistance to families in its 20 member communities through CVRF’s heating oil program. The program helps residents […]

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KLA graduates 14 at commencement ceremony

May 16, 2018 1

by K.J. Lincoln Kuskokwim Learning Academy Principal Lori Stafford could not be prouder of her 14 graduates. “As a group they represent Team KLA,” she said. Each one of them delivered speeches at their milestone […]