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Tundra Fish Trapping

Carl Alaaq Lincoln of Toksook Bay checks his fish trap on the snow covered tundra at Qalulleq. He set his taluyaq in the fresh water slough for blackfish – can’giiret. photo by Jimmie Lincoln

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Calista Corporation shareholders will receive 15 percent higher Akilista Distribution

Shareholder enrollment grows to over 35,800. The Calista (cha-LIS-tah) Corporation Board of Directors and the Trustees of the Calista Settlement Trust recently approved the largest Akilista (AW-kee-lis-tah) total distribution to Shareholders, over 2.3 times higher […]

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Fall Hunting Success

13 year old Tracin Pleasant of Quinhagak, Alaska caught his 2022 moose at the scenic Qanirtuuq River on Saturday, September 24th. Photo courtesy of Christine Pleasant

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APU research partners Indigenous Arctic communities with scientific researchers for climate resilience

Collaborative effort, backed by $2.98 million grant from the NSF, will collaboratively address water and sanitation challenges in Alaska’s Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. A new National Science Foundation (NSF) grant of $2.98M will support a three-year collaboration […]

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The Yupiit School District Values Yuuyaraq

by Mary Fogarty George The Superintendent and Regional School Board of the Yupiit School District hosted a five-day district-wide in-service in the downtown Marriott Hotel August 29-September 2. Guest speaker Panigkaq Agatha John Shields, led […]

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Meeting Village Equipment Needs Yukon Equipment’s Jeanie Gusty Specializes in Rural Sales

by Calista Corporation Staff Calista Corporation owns Alaska’s oldest heavy equipment dealer—Yukon Equipment, Inc.—and behind the company’s recent expansion in rural sales is Jeanie Gusty, a Yup’ik-speaking Calista Shareholder who grew up in tiny Stony […]

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Tasty Tundra Blueberries

Agnes Fitka, age 6, of Marshall has been busy blueberry picking with family for the last three days since July 30th, 2022. “She nearly picked a gallon all by herself,” wrote her aunt Nadia Fitka. […]

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Three perish in Bethel fire

Three perished in a fire in Bethel during the early morning hours of August 12th, 2022. Two others were taken to the hospital, according to reports. Bethel Police Communications received a report of a fire […]

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Sweet as a berry

Aurora Phillip of Kongiganak had fun picking delicious blueberries on July 26th on the tundra near her village. Photo by Roderick Phillip

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Alaska reports first case of monkeypox

The Alaska Department of Health (DOH) and the Anchorage Health Department (AHD) today (July 29, 2022) announced the first case of monkeypox in Alaska. The person, an Anchorage resident, did not require hospitalization and is […]

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Historic Investment in Public Safety will Save Lives

by Commissioner James Cockrell Since 2020 many states, cities, and counties across the lower 48 drastically cut law enforcement funding in their local jurisdictions – however in Alaska, Governor Dunleavy and the Legislature have done […]

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Arctic Slope Community Foundation launches Inupiaq Dictionary and Sentence Building App

We here at Arctic Slope Community Foundation (ASCF) are beyond excited to share with you one of our latest projects, combining Iñupiaq language preservation with modern technology; the language learning website www.inupiaqonline.com. The website is […]

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Federal waters of District 3 of the Yukon River closed to subsistence salmon fishing

The Federal In-season Manager, pursuant to delegated authority from the Federal Subsistence Board under Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (ANILCA Title VIII section 816), has issued an emergency special action (2-KS-02-22) closing Federal public […]

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UAF team lauded for  innovative home design

by Jeff Richardson Using shipping containers and energy-efficient techniques, a team of University of Alaska Fairbanks students has created a prize-winning new design for rural Alaska housing construction. The four students in the Solar Design […]

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APU receives national nursing accreditation and commendation

Two Alaska Pacific University (APU) nursing programs have received accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The announcement applies to the university’s associate degree and bachelor’s degree in nursing, both of which […]

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Awaiting river breakup on the Yukon

by Ned Rozell Andy Bassich lives on the south bank of the Yukon River, about 12 miles downstream from Eagle, Alaska, the first community in America along the largest waterway in Alaska. Like all of […]

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Donlin Gold reports that the State of Alaska has reaffirmed the 401 Clean Water Certificate

Donlin Gold would like to report that the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) has reaffirmed Donlin Gold’s Clean Water Act 401 Certificate of Reasonable Assurance (401 Certificate). The 401 Certification indicates the State’s reasonable […]

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2022 Calista Corporation Shareholder Award recipients announced

Shareholders Inspire Culture and Strength. Calista (cha-LIS-tah) Corporation is pleased to announce the 2022 recipients of the annual Calista Shareholder Awards. Drawn from nominations submitted by fellow Shareholders, these awards recognize exceptional efforts by Shareholders […]

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NYO Awards for 2022

The Cook Inlet Tribal Council hosted the 2022 Native Youth Olympics Senior Games and the traditional team and individual awards have been officially made public. Winning the best overall team award went to the Lower […]

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Arctic Entries storytelling event May 22

The storytelling event Arctic Entries is happening in Bethel on May 22nd at 6:00 pm! In the spirit of This American Life, The Moth, and other storytelling events, Arctic Entries brings Alaskans to the stage […]

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2022 1A-2A Basketball Results

The Alaska School Activities Association has released the official 2022 results for the 1A and 2A basketball tournament. Congratulations to all teams and award winners. Good job! FINAL STANDINGS 1A Girls Champion Newhalen Runner-up Klawock […]

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2022 Kuskokwim Ice Classic

by BCSF Staff The Kuskokwim Ice Classic committee is pleased to announce that 2022 Ice Classic tickets are now on sale! Guesses may be submitted online at iceclassic.org (or following links we post from the […]

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UAF announces 2022 honorary degree recipients

The University of Alaska Fairbanks has selected Dermot Cole, Sarah James and Michael Williams Sr. to receive honorary doctorates in 2022. Cole, a longtime Fairbanks author and journalist, will receive a Doctor of Humane Letters […]

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Williams Jr. wins Campout Race

The 2022 Campout Race has a new champion – Mike Williams Jr. of Akiak took first place on March 27th, 2022. Congratulations! “A field of 10 teams competed in the Campout Race, enjoying a beautiful […]

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KRITFC 2022 Annual Meeting and Elections Update

by the Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission  Commissioners of the Kuskokwim River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (KRITFC) gathered on April 6 and 7, 2022 in Anchorage and over Zoom for two days of conversations about fish, […]

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Calista Statement on Subsistence Representatives added to Alaska Bycatch Review Task Force

Calista (cha-LIS-tah) Corporation is pleased Governor Michael Dunleavy has added subsistence representatives to the Alaska Bycatch Review Task Force. Governor Dunleavy created the Alaska Bycatch Review Task Force in November following last year’s devastating collapse […]

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Plastic in the rain of Southeast Alaska

by Ned Rozell “We found microplastics in every single rain sample (gathered in Juneau),” Sonia Nagorski told a group of people listening to her talk at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in New Orleans […]

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Calista Corporation endorses federal candidates ahead of 2022 general election

Early endorsements issued by Calista’s Public Advocacy and Engagement Committee. Today (March 7th, 2022), Calista (cha-LIS-tah) Corporation’s Public Advocacy and Engagement Committee (PAEC) announces endorsements ahead of the 2022 general election. Calista is comprised of […]

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First Catch at Sunset

Abigail Maxie, age 7, of Napaskiak with her first ptarmigan that she got with her ap’a Stephen Maxie Jr.’s 42 year old shotgun. “She was so proud of her first catch,” said her uncle Stephen […]

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Investigation in Tuluksak

Investigation in Tuluksak Alaska State Troopers were notified that Charles Peter, age 73 of Tuluksak, was found deceased outside of his residence on 2/22/22. Troopers responded to Tuluksak and an examination of Peter’s body revealed […]

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Hardy gnats survive winter half frozen

by Ned Rozell A few winters ago, Todd Sformo was out gathering hibernating insects from the woods near the Fairbanks International Airport. He searched for dead balsam poplar trees, looking for a beetle that spends […]

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LKAA Scholarship seeking applicants

The Lower Kuskokwim Administrator’s Association (LKAA) is granting up to four $1,000 scholarships for any past graduate of an LKSD high school pursuing a degree in the field of education. (graduating high-school seniors may also […]