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Christine Trudeau

Reporter

Christine Trudeau is a public radio reporter covering government and education for KYUK, serving the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta based in Bethel. She is a 2018-19 Investigative Fellow with Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting. A citizen of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, she holds a Bachelor's degree in Creative Writing from the Institute of American Indian Arts, and Masters degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Previously Trudeau has interned with NPR’s Diversity Department, NPR member station KUNM in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and published work for NPR, National Native News, and Yes Magazine. In 2014, Trudeau received a National Native Media Award from Native American Journalists Association for Best Student Radio Feature Story. In 2017, Trudeau won multiple awards from the Alaska Press Club for her coverage of Bethel and its surrounding communities.

KLA's first Student Council: President Julie Joekay [left], Vice President David Mochin [center left], Advisor Katie Frutiger [center], Secretary Iris Jimmie [center right], Treasurer Jennifer Phillip [second to last right], and ASB Representative De
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

Last Friday, the Kuskokwim Learning Academy (KLA) held its 19th consecutive graduation ceremony, but this was the first year that the alternative high school has had a Student Council. Not only has the council brought a surplus of funds for student activities to the school, but it has given the student body an active role at KLA. KYUK visited the council at their last meeting of the school year on April 30.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Bethel City Council member Leif Albertson [left] has proposed an ordinance to ban hard liquor sales in Bethel. Council member Mitchell Forbes [right] proposes that instead of banning hard liquor, to set a price floor of $40 per bottle.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

In a two to four vote at their last meeting, Bethel City Council decided to move forward on an ordinance to end hard liquor sales in the city. The ordinance would exclude liquor orders by freight.  

 

Bethel’s Police Chief says that the Police Department needs dispatchers badly.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

Bethel’s Police Chief says that the Police Department needs dispatchers badly. Hearing concerns about slow police response time to calls, City Council member Leif Albertson invited Chief Burke Waldron to give an update on staffing needs at last week’s meeting.  

 

 Bethel City Council unanimously voted last week to stop requiring cabs to have Global Positioning System equipment.
Dean Swope / KYUK

  

The Bethel City Council unanimously voted last week to stop requiring cabs to have Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment.  

 

Darren Deacon / Tribal President for the Native Village of Kalskag

On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, Bethel City Council will consider ending hard liquor sales in Bethel, removing requirements to have GPS technology in cabs, and waiving requirements for sales tax collection at Cama-i.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

Tuesday at City Hall, Bethel City Council will consider ending hard liquor sales in Bethel, removing requirements to have GPS technology in cabs, and waiving requirements for sales tax collection at Cama-i.

Mark Trahant (left) and videographer Jacqueline Cleveland (right) reporting for FNX on the Dental Health Aide Therapist program housed at Yuut Elitnaurviat in Bethel. May 3, 2018.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

Last week KYUK got a visit from Indian Country Today’s new managing editor, Mark Trahant. A longtime independent journalist, Trahant has been coming to Alaska for decades and served as a college professor at UAA. KYUK’s Christine Trudeau sat down for a talk with Trahant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ester Green is an Elder teacher with the Rural Human Services program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Kuskokwim Campus and gave the Keynote Address at this years 2018 commencement ceremony.
Katie Basile / KYUK

  

Ester Green is an Elder teacher with the Rural Human Services program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Kuskokwim Campus and gave the Keynote Address at this years 2018 commencement ceremony. Green is herself a former graduate of KuC. Below, find the full audio and transcript of her address.

 

 


Bethel residents will be asked to vote again this October on whether to have legal sales of alcohol in town. A petition submitted by Evon Waska Sr. has gathered enough signatures to put the local option issue back on the city’s October ballot.
Dean Swope / KYUK

  

Bethel residents will be asked to vote again this October on whether to have legal sales of alcohol in town. A petition submitted by Evon Waska Sr. has gathered enough signatures to put the local option issue back on the city’s October ballot.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Keynote Speaker Esther Green [center front] at the May 3rd, 2018 University of Fairbanks, Kuskokwim Campus graduation. Pictured with Karen Perdue UAF's Board of Regents [left], Vice Chancellor for Rural Community and Native Education Evon Peter...
Courtesy of Diane McEachern

  

The University of Alaska Fairbanks, Kuskokwim Campus (KuC) celebrated its 44th commencement ceremony on Thursday, with 68 students graduating this year. Several were enrolled in the two-year associate's degree Rural Human Services program.

 


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