December 2010

The Native American Contractors Association says an article printed in USA Today makes sweeping and irresponsible characterizations about Alaska Native Corporations. NACA Director, Sarah Lukin says a piece authored by Michael Grabell was not only outdated, but also one-sided. Joaqlin Estus, from KNBA in Anchorage, reports.

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Tune in on KYUK’s 640 AM station on Friday, New Year’s Eve, at 8pm for a volunteer show featuring rock ‘n’ roll music, stupid criminal stories, dumb laws and good times all around!

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KYUK 2010 year in review

by Shane Iverson on December 30, 2010

People across the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta are about to usher in a brand new year. But before closing the door on 2010, we take one last look at all the year’s big stories.

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The entry fee for the Kuskokwim 300 Sled Dog Race will go up with the new year. Two time champion Martin Buser made sure to get both of his teams entered before that happens.

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Alaskan Congressman Don Young has been named Chairman of the Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs, a newly established subcommittee under the House Natural Resources Committee.

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Tundra Drop Zone: First Jump

by Chris Ho on December 30, 2010

Approximately 20 National Guard Soldiers and active Army Soldiers made history Nov. 4 during a joint airborne operation in Bethel, Alaska.

The movie production “Everybody Loves Whales” has received a lot of attention in Alaska for actually being shot in Alaska. The film is based off an incident in 1988 when 3 gray whales became trapped in sea ice near Barrow. When Alaskans go see the movie on thing they’ll be watching for is how they’re portrayed.
KYUK speaks with the actors from the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta to see what it was like be part of the production, and to find out what they think it could mean for the Alaska’s First Peoples.

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