Cama-i 2015 celebrated the diversity of the YK Delta and world. Dean Swope /KYUK.

Cama-i 2015 celebrated the diversity of the YK Delta. Dean Swope /KYUK.

The Cama-i festival packed the Bethel Regional High School gym for a weekend of dancing, singing, and celebrating life in the YK Delta.

Traditional and modern dance groups from the YK Delta and native performers from across the country came to Bethel to express in song and dance this year’s timeless theme: Generations Celebrating Through Dance.

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YK Delta athletes competed in the state NYO competition. Logo courtesy of CIRI.

YK Delta athletes competed in the state NYO competition. Logo courtesy of CIRI.

Kipnuk’s Sigfurd Dock is a new state record holder in the seal hop. At the state Native Youth Olympics competition in Anchorage this weekend, Dock bested a 6-year-old record with a performance of 188 feet. Dock was one of several Lower Kuskokim School District athletes that contributed to the district bringing home the 2015 team title.
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An artist's rendering of the proposed YKHC expansion. Courtesy YKHC.

An artist’s rendering of the proposed YKHC expansion. Courtesy of YKHC.

The Alaska Legislature passed a bill Sunday that would allow regional health organizations like the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation access to financing through the Alaska Municipal Bond bank, which in the past has only financed municipal projects.
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KYUK’s “Talk Line” hosts discuss recent hot topics from around the Delta. Photo by G. Brink / KYUK

This edition of Talk Line features callers sharing thoughts and opinions on regional and worldwide politics and policies. Taxation of Bethel businesses, liquor control, and upcoming local events are also discussed.

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Listen to Talk Line on Friday morning starting at 10am, or catch the Talk Line Replay on Friday evening at 7pm.

Salmon on drying racks, Kuskokwim River. Photo by Shane Iverson, KYUK;

Salmon on drying racks, Kuskokwim River. Photo by Shane Iverson, KYUK

The Federal Subsistence Board is not taking any action now to federalize management of salmon stocks on the Kuskokwim or Yukon Rivers. The board voted unanimously Thursday afternoon to stay with the status quo now, but they would be ready to revisit the special actions on the Kuskokwim if it becomes necessary for conservation or to provide subsistence access.

The board met Thursday to consider proposals to have federal managers take control of management of the Kuskokwim and Yukon salmon fisheries on federal lands this summer, plus limit the fisheries to local residents, and develop an allocation strategy.
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Courtesy AST.

Courtesy AST.

Alaska State Troopers report that on Wednesday in Crooked Creed, 33-year old Ignatti Sakar was drunk and violent with an ax and gun.

Troopers say Ignatti allegedly fired a gun outside a home, and threatened to shoot the people inside, Ignatti then proceeded to break down the door with an axe, burglarized the home, while in possession of a firearm.
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Byron Nicholai will peform at Cama-i 2015. Photo courtesy of Byron Nicholai.

Byron Nicholai will peform at Cama-i 2015. Photo courtesy of Byron Nicholai.

Cama-i 2015 is right around the corner. This year the annual festival will take place in Bethel, April 17th through 19th. KYUK’s Daysha Eaton interviewed co-coordinator of Cama-i Dance Festival Linda Curda recently to get the details on this year’s festival.

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