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Christine Trudeau

Reporter

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.

Jeff Sanders exclusively heats his 3,000 square foot home in Bethel with wood he scavenges around town.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

 

More than 90 percent of households in Bethel use heating oil to keep warm, according to census data. But a lot of people supplement with wood, even though there are no trees on the tundra. And then there's Jeff Sanders, who exclusively heats his 3,000 square foot home in Bethel with wood he scavenges around town. Sanders says that he hasn't used heating fuel since 1974.

 

 


Shelly Wade of the Agnew::Beck Consulting Firm moderates a lunch panel with (from left to right) President/CEO Andrew Guy of Calista Corporation, CEO Vivian Korthius of the Association of Village Council Presidents, President/CEO Mark Charlie of AVCP Regi
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

It’s no secret that many challenges stand in the way of economic growth in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, among them the high cost of energy and transportation. But this week, leaders of Native non-profit agencies, corporations, and other entities teamed up in a two-day meeting to look at the issues.

 

Alice Carol in a parka handmade by her aunt, Saima Chase.
Amara Freeman / KYUK

It’s the second year in a row that the Cama-i Dance Festival has brought back the Fur Parka Fashion Show, which was not held since the early 2000s.

 

 


 

 

Leaders of local non-profit agencies and corporations have planned a regional economic development conference this week. Federal, state, and regional representatives and businesses will be in Bethel for what they are calling the "Y-K Region Economic Summit" this Thursday and Friday, March 22 and 23.

 

In a vote of 34 “yeas” and four “nays,” House Concurrent Resolution 19 passed on the House floor on Monday, March 19, 2018.
Courtesy of the Alaska State Legislature

 

The Alaska House has passed a resolution calling on Governor Walker to declare what it calls a "linguistic emergency" for Alaska Native languages.

 


Starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 16 at Bethel Regional High School in classrooms C-22 and C-23, a men's and women's house qasgiq will be hosted by First Alaskans Institute, with Torin Jacobs [left] hosting the men's house and Andrea Sand
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

 

For the first time ever, this year's Cama-i Dance Festival will have traditional Yup'ik talking and healing circles for men and women on opening day. KYUK’s Christine Trudeau reports that the space will be ready tonight at Bethel Regional High School at 6 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Downriver travelers on the ice road should be aware that because of deeper snow near Napakiak, Bethel Search and Rescue is warning of 4x4 trucks getting stuck. That’s according to a post by BSAR chief Mike Riley on the group's Facebook page Thursday night. He further advises that no trucks at this time travel down past Napakiak for safety.

The Maximum rates that taxicabs can charge passengers traveling to the airport and Tundra Ridge have gone up. It’s now a dollar more. The rate to Kasayuli went up by $2, and chartered cabs also saw an increase.
Dean Swope / KYUK

 

The Maximum rates that taxicabs can charge passengers traveling to the airport and Tundra Ridge have gone up. It’s now a dollar more. The rate to Kasayuli went up by $2, and chartered cabs also saw an increase.

 

Last night, leaders of Bethel's nonprofit agencies - including Bethel Community Services Foundation - showed up in force again at the City Council meeting to express their concern about how the city plans to enforce the sales tax.
Courtesy of Bethel Community Services Foundation Inc.

 

Last night, leaders of Bethel's nonprofit agencies showed up in force again at the City Council meeting to express their concern about how the city plans to enforce the sales tax.

 

Keith Henthorn started as a local bus driver before taking the position of Human Resources Manager four months ago on November 8.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

 

A relatively new transplant to the City of Bethel, Keith Henthorn started as a local bus driver before taking the position of Human Resources Manager four months ago on November 8. KYUK’s Municipal Reporter Christine Trudeau sat down with Henthorn yesterday to hear about the work ahead, and an upcoming job fair this Thursday at the Bethel Cultural Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

 


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