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Calista Corporation declares Akilista distribution and Welcomes New Shareholders

by Calista Staff Calista (cha-LIS-tuh) Corporation’s Board of Directors approved the 2019 Akilista (aw-KE-lis-ta) distribution. This year marks the largest Akilista distribution in Calista’s history. ·2019 Akilista distribution total: $2.97 million, 15 percent increase from […]

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Take Wing “Tengluni” Project prepares students for graduation and post-secondary education

by Calista Staff New Education Grant aims to teach Cultural Values and increase graduation rates in the YK Delta. Calista Education and Culture, Inc. (CECI) has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of […]

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2019 First Alaskans Institute Elders & Youth Conference Keynote Speakers

Celebrate critical importance and diversity of our Alaska Native languages at the First Alaskans Institute 36th Annual Elders & Youth Conference (Elders & Youth). Our theme, “Qaneryararput Yugtun Piniqerput” (Yup’ik) and “Qaneryararput Cugtun Kayuqerput” (Cup’ik) […]

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Sixteen Alaskan communities to lose RurAL CAP weatherization services

As a result of the 2020 State Capital Budget cuts to weatherization, 16 communities served by Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (RurAL CAP) will lose these energy-saving services. RurAL CAP’s weatherization program, one aspect […]

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Moore and Foster chosen as First Nations’ Futures Program 2019 Alaska Fellows

by First Alaskan Institute Staff Martha Maalu Foster of Twin Hills and Dora Cikig’aq Moore of Emmonak (both Yup’ik) were chosen as part of the 9th annual First Nations’ Futures Program (FNFP) cohort for the […]

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Temporary Wildlife Special Action Requests and revisions to Policy on Nonrural determinations

During an August 15, 2019 work session, the Federal Subsistence Board (Board) took action on three Temporary Wildlife Special Action Requests. The Board approved WSA19-01 (Unit 18 moose) with modification, approved WSA19-02 (Unit 2 wolf), […]

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Early Education advocates celebrate budget restoration

by RurAL CAP Staff Following Governor Dunleavy’s early education funding restoration announcement, Rural Alaska Community Action Program, Inc. (RurAL CAP) celebrates the success of advocacy efforts and promotes the preservation of existing funding allocations for […]

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Calista Corporation Announces the 2019 Shareholder Awards Winners Exemplify Our Alaska Native Values

by Thom Leonard Calista (cha-lis-tah) Corporation is pleased to announce the 2019 recipients of the annual Calista Shareholder Awards. Nominated by fellow Shareholders, these awards recognize exceptional efforts by Shareholders and Descendants to uphold the […]

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Partners to recycle used vehicle batteries from remote Alaskan communities

Pledging to support the retrieval and recycling of used vehicle batteries from more than 180 remote communities across Alaska, the U.S.-based nonprofit Responsible Battery Coalition (RBC) and the Solid Waste Alaska Taskforce (SWAT), which oversees […]

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CVRF helps Elders and Families weather the high cost of living in Rural Alaska

by CVRF Staff Each winter, Coastal Villages Region Fund (CVRF) supports elders and provides energy assistance to families in its 20 member communities through the longstanding Elder and Heating Oil Programs. This year, CVRF delivered […]

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Kuskokwim River Mainstem and Salmon Tributaries in Federal Public Waters Closed to Chinook Salmon harvest with Gillnets by Federally Qualified Users

The Federal Subsistence Board (Board) closed the Federal public waters of the Kuskokwim River to the harvest of Chinook Salmon by non-Federally qualified subsistence users, and limited the pool of Federally qualified subsistence users eligible […]

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Interim Steering Committee of the YK Canine Health Association officially organized

The Interim steering Committee of the Yukon Kuskokwim Canine Health Association officially organized on May 22, 2019. The mission statement, bylaws and nonprofit status were adopted to provide and promote needed veterinary service to include […]

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Foundation announces six artist awardees from Northern and Western Alaska

Rasmuson Foundation has announced 35 artists in 18 Alaska communities as 2019 Individual Artist Award recipients, including three Project Award recipients and three Fellows from Western and Northern Alaska. These artists were selected by a […]

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Marshall Students Community Project Elders and community members now have places to rest

by Marshall School Staff The city of Marshall, Alaska has become very elder-friendly. This is because of the students in Ms. Riste’s 5th/6th grade class. Last school year, the class was searching for ways to […]

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Calista 2019 Spring Distribution largest ever at $6.5M Shareholder population over 29,000

by Thom Leonard Calista Corporation’s Board of Directors voted to approve a spring distribution at $6.49 million, up from $6.17 million last year. The number of Shareholders also increased from about 25,000 last year to […]

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Members appointed to YK Delta Subsistence Regional Advisory Council

Acting Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt has made appointments to the 10 Federal Subsistence Regional Advisory Councils including the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. The Councils advise the Federal Subsistence Board on subsistence management regulations and policies […]