April 2011

Ray Mala, the first Alaska movie star—who happened to be Inupiat—is being honored in towns around the State in a film festival. He appeared in 25 movies from the 1920s through the early 50s, working both in front and behind the cameras. Now, 80 plus years later, screenings of his major films will be shown at the Cultural Center in Bethel every night next week, starting at 7 p.m. It’s part of a film festival that is helping kick-off the release of a new biography of the Inupiat movie star, titled “Eskimo Star-From the Tundra to Tinsletown: the Ray Mala Story”.

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The Yupiit Piciryarait Museum in Bethel is looking for Contemporary Yup’ik/Cup’ik Artists who want to showcase their work. The art will be part of an upcoming Yup’ik/Cup’ik Contemporary Exhibit from July to September, at the museum. Read more →

The State wants to hear from the public about its proposed Senate and House district changes. Public meetings are being scheduled-there’s one set up in Bethel, April 27. Meanwhile, the public is starting to process the proposed changes. The State’s redistricting board has looked at the new ten-year census information and has shuffled communities around to meet district requirements.

House District 38 Representative, Bob Herron, talks about the proposed changes in his district and others in the Y-K Delta. He says some of them seem unfair to voters:

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Art Heckman, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Calista, will be the special guest in May.

The Calista call-in show for this Friday, April 22nd is cancelled. Tune in next month on May 20th with Calista CEO, Andrew Guy, and special guest Art Heckman, Chairman of the Board of Directors.

The Calista call-in show airs live on KYUK 640 AM every third Friday of the month from 11-11:30 am. Listeners are welcome to call in with questions during the show: 543-5985, 543-2756, and 1-800-995-8954.

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A jury found Moses George not guilty on counts of murder in the first degree and murder in the second degree. Instead, they convicted him on a lesser charge of manslaughter, based on the testimony of his own children, and a grandchild.

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