March 2011

Your own music show…

by Rybo on March 31, 2011

KYUK volunteer, Andrew Simmons, hosts his own show, the Wednesday Evening Slow Down Show.

If you love music and are interested in sharing your knowledge and distinct style with our community, consider hosting your own music show! Perhaps you’d like to host a music request show? Or maybe you’re the right match for an R&B or jazz hour?

Excellent time slots are currently up for grabs, including Thursday evening and late Friday night. Training and support are available through KYUK to get you up and running.

Consider sharing your talents with KYUK’s listening audience. After all, it’s the local touch- and all of our volunteers’ contributions- that make KYUK special!

For more information or to obtain an application, please call me at 543-0228 or email Kristy@kyuk.org

The pool of nominees for this esteemed honor included 15 inspiring individuals this year. Ultimately, only three were selected: Neva Rivers an elder from Hooper Bay; Esther Green an elder from Bethel; and Peter Atchak of Bethel and President of the Bethel Search and Rescue.

The Tundra Womens Coaltion bestows the Yukegtaaraat award each year on people from the Y-K Delta they feel live a commitment to the values of peace, equality and community.

A banquet honoring Rivers, Green and Atchak will be held on April 30th at the Cultural Center in Bethel.

More tribes in the Y-K Delta are looking to their own people to resolve conflicts, through their own tribal courts. About 25 villages in the Y-K Delta now have their own courts. Leaders will meet in Bethel for training that will help them understand their increased authority after two major court victories against the State of Alaska.

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The largest pediatric association in the country says that children that have been potentially exposed to rabies need fewer shots, over less time, than is currently being practiced.

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