July 2012

The Middle Kuskokwim village of Chuathbaluk is known for its beautiful mountains and dense spruce trees. Not that long ago, villagers sometimes solely relied on the land for subsistence, but as KYUK’s Mark Arehart found out, that may have changed.

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The administrative building of the Lower Kuskokwim School District in Bethel was broken into sometime Sunday night and items were stolen.
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The average suicide rate of Alaska Natives was more than two times higher than non-Natives, according to a report released Monday by state health officials. The report covers a six-year period and looks at the characteristics of suicide among Alaska Native and non-Native people from 2003 to 2008. According to the Associated Press, Alaska Native males in their 20s had the highest suicide rate.
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