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At a criminal justice reform and behavioral health panel, community officials spoke with two state health boards, bringing them up to date on current conditions here in Bethel on May 17, 2017. Pictured here are Alaska State Trooper Jerry Evan (left) and A
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Two State health care boards and local health and public safety officials discussed the general conditions that have been facing Bethel's behavioral health institutions. The discussion was part of an ongoing three-day meeting for the two state health boards, which wrapped up on Thursday.

 


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A new study is using fish ear bones to trace where Kuskokwim king salmon are hatching to help managers better manage the fishery.


State Hears Behavioral Health Needs In Bethel

May 19, 2017
Tuesday kicked off a three-day state behavioral health board meeting, held at the Bethel Cultural Center. Kate Burkhart is the Executive Director of the Alaska Mental Health Board and a meeting organizer.
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Tuesday kicked off a three-day state behavioral health board meeting, held at the Bethel Cultural Center. Kate Burkhart is the Executive Director of the Alaska Mental Health Board and a meeting organizer. KYUK sat down with Burkhart at the Red Basket restaurant to recap the first day after hearing public comment.   


Biliteracy Seal Elevates Yugtun Speakers

May 19, 2017
The seal will not only elevate the Yup’ik language among the nineteen other languages with the bi-literacy seal, but also elevate Yugtun speakers across the nation. Pictured here is an image of the seal, how it will appear on high school diplomas.
Joy Shantz / Lower Kuskokwim School District

Last month, the Lower Kuskokwim School District announced that a seal of biliteracy might be available for Yup’ik, or Yugtun, speakers, possibly as early as by the end of this school year. Yugtun is the proper way of saying the Yup'ik language. The seal is a mark of equal proficiency in written and oral language skills both in English and Yugtun. The seal will not only elevate the Yup’ik language among the 19 other languages with the biliteracy seal, but also elevate Yugtun speakers across the nation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Photo courtesy of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Welcome to Fish Talk, a new call-in show about fish on the Kuskokwim. Today we're talking about how scientists are using ear bones from king salmon to trace where the kings are hatching, and how that information could change when and where we fish.

  

Alaska’s Senators have responded to questions on what they knew leading up to President Trump's revocation of former President Obama's order creating the Northern Bering Sea Resilience Area.


King salmon
Craig Springer, UFWS / Flickr Creative Commons

The state has issued a series of subsistence fishing restrictions that will take effect beginning this weekend. The measures are meant to conserve the soon-to-arrive king salmon.

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This Thursday, May 18 join us for Fish Talk, a new call-in show about fish on the Kuskokwim.

This week we'll be talking about how scientists are using ear bones from King salmon to trace where the Kings are hatching, and how that information could change when and where we fish.

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The ONC seed potatoes have arrived and it’s first come, first served at the Bethel tribal building. They’re free and come in three varieties: Yukon Gold, Cal White, and Cherry Red. 


Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame

Dr. Betty Parent, born in Crooked Creek, has been inducted into the Alaska Women’s Hall of Fame for her achievement in educational leadership and advocacy for Native people.


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