Christine Trudeau


Christine Trudeau is a radio and multimedia reporter, covering government and education.


She is a citizen of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, in Mayetta, Kansas, and holds a BFA in Creative Writing from the Institute of American Indian Arts, located in Santa Fe, New Mexico.


Trudeau is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She is a former intern at NPR’s headquarters, for their Diversity Department. She has also freelanced with NPR, National Native News, Yes! Magazine and Native Peoples Magazine, and was also intern with NPR member station, KUNM in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Bethel City Council to consider compost Toilets, the new Owl Park playground, and talking with AC on liquor store issues.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK


This Tuesday the Bethel City Council will look at whether to allow city officials to meet with Alaska Commercial about the company's handling of liquor store issues in Bethel.


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.  



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.


Ruth Evon speaks at a Listening Session at Bethel Regional High School on March 17, 2018. The meeting was organized by Rep. Tiffany Zulkosky in response to resolutions issued by Napaskiak and Marshall.


No question about it, Bethel issues were a significant part of Tuesday's packed agenda at the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Board meeting. The Board eventually decided to table all decisions on liquor licenses in Bethel until a special meeting at a later date.



Courtesy of the Yukon Kuskokwim Health Corporation


The final test results for the botulism initially found in preliminary tests on a native salad dish sold at the Cama-i Festival two weeks ago are taking a bit longer than expected. That’s due to having to import laboratory mice.


Dick Wilmarth poses on Bering Sea ice on the trail to Nome, Alaska in 1973.
Henry Peck / AP


The Associated Press (AP) reports that Dick Wilmarth of Red Devil, the first winner of the Iditarod Trail Dog Sled Race, has died. The first dogs to win the Iditarod were from the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, and were on Wilmarth’s team.


GCI says that cellphone calls to landlines were not going through on Thursday morning due to equipment failure.
Dean Swope / KYUK


A temporary outage knocked out Bethel’s 911 system for a short while on Thursday.


Tuesday March 27, 2018, Bethel City Council voted to postpone a meeting between the city administration and Alaska Commercial Company until after the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board meeting on April 3.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Make no mistake, a majority of the Bethel City Council wants their message to be clear to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board next week: they protest the renewal of Alaska Commercial Company's liquor license. On Tuesday night, the Council voted to postpone a meeting between the city administration and AC until after the ABC Board meeting next week.










Bethel City Council member Mark Springer has been appointed to serve on the Association of Village Council Presidents Yupiit Piciryarait Museum Advisory Committee.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK


Bethel City Council member Mark Springer has been appointed to serve on the Association of Village Council Presidents' Yupiit Piciryarait Museum Advisory Committee. The non-profit has not been able to afford the environmental controls that the museum building needs to properly care for its artifacts.