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Christine Trudeau

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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.

On Friday, November 10, there will be no school for most of Bethel’s students due to teacher in-services.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

On Friday, November 10, there will be no school for most of Bethel’s students due to teacher in-services. Schools closed in Bethel include Mikelnguut Elitnaurviat, Ayaprun Elitnaurvik, Gladys Jung Elementary, Bethel Regional High School, and Lower Kuskokwim School District Preschools.

 

Alaska Commercial Company stores across the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta have begun to roll out a special Yup’ik language translating service. The poster on the left can be found at AC's main store in Bethel.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Alaska Commercial Company stores across the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta have begun to roll out a special Yup’ik language translating service. It scans an electronic code on the labels, and with the appropriate application, a smartphone says the name on the label.

 

 


This Thursday, Bethel City Council will consider removing its protest of the Alaska Commercial Company's liquor license application, following the Planning Commission’s decision to approve the Conditional Use Permit for the proposed store.
Geraldine Brink / KYUK

It was late arriving, but a letter from Bethel's Fire Chief raises serious concerns about Alaska Commercial Company's existing liquor store. The company's General Manager is flying in to be present when the City Council meets to consider lifting its protest of the company's application for Bethel's last remaining liquor store license. There is also a competing application.

 

 


LKSD's 2017 Teacher of the Year Lynn Mellor with BRHS Senior Ray Daniel, photographed in Mellor's classroom on November 1, 2017.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

 

Bethel Regional High School’s own Lynn Mellor is this year’s Lower Kuskokwim School District Teacher of the Year. KYUK caught up with the English teacher in her classroom this week to find out what it takes to earn the distinguished title.

 

 


A Special Bethel City Council Meeting has been called for Thursday, November 9 at 6:30 p.m. to consider lifting the city's protest of Alaska Commercial Company's liquor license application.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

A Special Bethel City Council Meeting has been called for Thursday, November 9 at 6:30 p.m. to consider lifting the city's protest of Alaska Commercial Company's liquor license application.

 

Repairs to the YK Fitness Center are mostly complete, with some minor fixes remaining and a piece of equipment for maintenance work still needing to be purchased.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Repairs to the YK Fitness Center are mostly complete, according to an email sent to the Bethel City Council by City Manager Peter Williams. Some minor details remain, and a piece of equipment needed for maintenance work still needs to be purchased. The email goes back over the history of work that was done.

LKSD Board incumbent Clarence Daniel was sworn in for another term and will be serving as Board President.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

New school board member Raymond "Thor" Williams and incumbent Clarence Daniel, both from Bethel, took their oaths of office Friday at a meeting of the Lower Kuskokwim School District Board.

Bethel City Council meeting wrap-up for October 24, 2017.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

All seven City Council members were in attendance for the regularly scheduled October 24 meeting, with Mayor Rick Robb out of town and attending the meeting via telephone. Vice Mayor Fred Watson took on the Mayor’s responsibilities in Mayor Robb’s absence.

 StrongHearts Native Helpline is a nationwide call-in crisis service specifically for Alaska Native and Native American survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Courtesy of StrongHearts Native Helpline

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month, and this week StrongHearts Native Helpline services have officially become available nationwide. The helpline is specifically for Alaska Native and Native American survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Former City Councilman Mike Shantz holding an inscribed golden bowl presented by the city for his service. Shantz was appointed to Council for three months to fill Norman Ayagalria's seat last July.
Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK

Bethel's new City Council took a few moments on Tuesday night to honor two members who served before them: Mike Shantz and Alisha Welch. Welch, who was unable to attend due to prior work commitments, served two years on Council from 2015 to 2017.

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