The National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition and the First Alaskans Institute are hosting a free film and media production workshop next week called, "Alaska Youth Media Training - Healing Voices Stories."
Courtesy of the National Native American Boarding School Healing Coalition


Applications need to be submitted soon for a free film-making workshop being offered in Anchorage next week for up to 20 Alaska Native and Native American youth.  


A vital voice of KYUK's programming, John Active has retired from KYUK.
Katie Basile / KYUK


John Active, the legendary Yup’ik storyteller and host of Ketvarrluku and Talkline, has retired from KYUK.  



Later Conservation Closure Proposed For Kusko Kings

Apr 6, 2018

Management of the Kuskowkim salmon fishery will look much the same as last year, according to plans unveiled by fishery managers at a meeting this week in Anchorage. The early closure to help kings swimming to the spawning waters are still in place, but the Kuskokwim Salmon Management Working Group recommends starting the rolling closures five days later. The idea is to begin them in the Lower Kuskokwim Sections 1 and 2 on May 25 instead of May 20. That would push the closure in Section 3 to May 30, Section 4 to June 4, and the closure in Section 5 would be on June 9.

ONC started publicly advertising for a new executive director several weeks ago, but the organization will not confirm that their current director is leaving.
Teresa Cotsirilos/KYUK

Update April 6, 2018: In an interview with KYUK, Executive Director Ron Hoffman confirmed that he has tendered his resignation. After years of public service, he plans to go back into retirement.

The Orutsararmiut Native Council is looking to hire a new Executive Director, but the organization won’t answer any questions about why, or even whether, their current director is leaving.

Alaska State Troopers have called off the search for Tununak resident Jazmin James.

Combat Fishing on the Kusko? Unlikely.

Apr 5, 2018

You could have heard a gasp when it became clear at an Anchorage meeting on Wednesday that the state’s new tool to help manage king salmon on the Kuskokwim River, a special subsistence king salmon permit, would be available in Anchorage. The plan has some of the river’s residents worried that it would destroy years of sacrifice to get more fish to spawning grounds.

Representative Dan Ortiz, an Independent from Ketchikan, introduced a resolution last week calling for Governor Bill Walker to “issue an administrative order recognizing a ‘linguistic emergency” for Alaska Native languages.


Update: The Community & Regional Affairs Committee meeting has been canceled today. But discussion of the "linguistic emergency" is likely to get picked back up at next Tuesday’s meeting.  


The Alaska Native Linguistic Emergency resolution is ready to move through committee in the state Senate. It has already passed the House.


After eleven years of service, Bethel Family Clinic Executive Director LaTesia Guinn resigned on March 26, 2018.
KYUK Staff

The executive director of Bethel Family Clinic abruptly resigned late last month. LaTesia Guinn stepped down on March 26 after serving as the clinic’s director for 11 years.

Gov. Walker pictured at a press conference in the Capitol on March 17, 2015. On April 2 2018, the Governor asked the chairs of both Finance Committees to dedicate $10 million to the state's ailing 911 system.

On Monday, Governor Walker asked the chairs of both Finance Committees to re-allocate $10 million towards the state’s ailing 911 system. The money was originally proposed for oil and gas research, but the Governor’s office said that this was more important. One in four Alaskans don’t have access to a standard 911 emergency number, and the system has been impairing rural residents' ability to reach first responders for years.

AVCP's Chief Operating Officer, Liz Pederson, has decided to resign.
Courtesy of the Association of Village COuncil Presidents

There’s been a small shakeup in the Association of Village Council Presidents’ upper leadership. Liz Pederson, the nonprofit’s Chief Operating Officer, has resigned. Her last day of work will be April 11.