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Primary election voter turnout results

by Greg Lincoln On August 19th, 2014, Alaskans voted in the 2014 Primary Election. Overall, the average voter turnout was 33.72% for the Yukon Kuskokwim delta region. Bethel’s voter turnout results ...

Alaska Natives win landmark voting rights lawsuit

ANCHORAGE— In an historic victory for Alaska Native voters, a Federal Court in Anchorage found the State of Alaska violated the Voting Rights Act by failing to provide translations of voting materials to voters whose primary language is...

NARF and the Bering Sea Elders Group

The following is the update regarding the Bering Sea Elders Group and their advocacy by the Native American Right Fund. This report was prepared by the Native American Rights Fund as part of their Litigation Update for the Yupiit Nation Annual...

Alaska Safe Families and Villages Act – Vawa

Alaska, August 2014 on August 22nd, 2014. The above article is from the update. In August of 2013, Senators Begich and Murkowski introduced S. 1474, the Alaska Safe Families and Villages Act. This bill calls for the repeal of the Section 910...

Refuge Information Technicians: A Valued Tradition and New Opportunities

This fall, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is hoping to hire three new Refuge Information Technicians (RITs) to work in the Yukon Delta National Wildlife Refuge. These new employees will become part of a proud and important tradition. The RIT...

Land-To-Trust in Alaska

On April 30, 2014, the Assistant Secretary Washburn announced the proposal of an amendment to the trust land acquisition regulations to remove the exclusion for Alaska. This change in the regulations is very good news for Alaska tribes. When...

Smith honored as LKSD Teacher of the Year

The Lower Kuskokwim School District is pleased to announce the 2014 Teacher of the Year, Nicole Smith of Bethel. Mrs. Smith has been employed with the Lower Kuskokwim School District for fifteen years, teaching four years at Mikelnguut Elitnaurviat...

Five things you should know about getting approved for a business loan

Myths and misconceptions about the reason banks decline loans and the rate at which this happens are as common today as ever. As a banker, it’s my goal to bring clarity to the process, and explain what it takes for a business to get a loan and...

We Rise United to Meet the Challenge

On November 8, 1955 Bob Bartlett addressed the Alaska Constitutional Convention in a speech titled, “Meeting the Challenge.” In asking the delegates to set aside their partisan concerns, he recognized the divergent interests and backgrounds...

Bethel supports waste heat recovery with AVEC

The City of Bethel council pledged to support the Alaska Village Electric Cooperative (AVEC) in their Bethel Heat Recovery Assessment Project proposal to the State of Alaska. The proposal is submitted to the Renewable Energy Fund (REF). In the...

Dan Sullivan's war against Rural Alaska

Now that the primary is over and Dan Sullivan is the Republican nominee running against Alaska Senator Mark Begich, it’s time to closely examine his record on issues of important to Alaska Natives. The Native community has long assessed political...

Life After Amputation

Before you read any further, I want you to get to a place where nobody is watching you. Are you there? Now, look at your favorite hand, and tell it, “Hand, I love you, but I won’t die for you.” ...

Signs of Emotional Abuse

Question: What are some signs of emotional abuser? Answer: Unlike physical abuse, emotional abuse often goes undetected. In fact, it’s possible that both the people doing it and receiving it may...

Eat Natural

As a confidence builder our men’s group and I talked about all the greens our parents and grandparents used to pick and prepare for consumption when we were growing up on the Yukon – Kuskokwim...

Mexican Meatball Soup

Greetings. The trouble with being a couch potato (AKA wheelchair bound) is that the seasons are no longer defined by weather - Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer. Now it’s football, basketball and...

Cackling Goose Tuutangayak

Try as I might, I could never get the call of a Cackling goose just right. Don’t get me wrong, I had the best teachers, my own students. When the first cacklers arrived in spring over Marshall we...

Classifieds September 10

For Sale New Toyostoves Laser 73 $2300. Laser 56 $1800 Laser 30 $1300. GCI Cell 545-1616. (10/10-cnx) Jeff Sanders sells Hitzer Amish built wood stoves. Quality workmanship, simple to operate, clean burning, highly efficient, and very affordable....

John Fairbanks ~ Elsie Tommy

On behalf of Elsie Tommy and John John Fairbanks’ family we would like to express and acknowledge our sincere gratitude especially since we did not mention it in Elsie Tommy’s obituary. For starters, we would like to thank families and friends...

 
 
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