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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.

On Monday, the city filed to evict the organization because it has let the park deteriorate to the point that the park has been taped off to keep the public out.
Courtesy of Patty Burley / City of Bethel

The City of Bethel wants the Association of Village Council Presidents, Rural Housing Authority (AVCP RHA) out of Owl Park. The park has been leased to the Housing Authority since 1999. On Monday, the city filed to evict the organization because it has let the park deteriorate to the point that the park has been taped off to keep the public out.

Christine Trudeau / KYUK

The filing deadline to run for Bethel City Council is less than a week away. Declarations of Candidacy are due Monday, August 21. With six open seats on the upcoming October 3 ballot, so far the City Clerk's Office has received only two certified candidate declarations from Leif Albertson and Richard Robb. To declare candidacy, a person must have been a resident of Bethel for at least one year and be a qualified Alaska voter.

ONC Summer Science and Culture camper Nicolai Chase, 16, gets ready to set up a beach seine net (on his shoulders).
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

In July, Orutsararmiut Native Council, or ONC, held its first Science and Culture camp for high school students. Campers collected juvenile fish, like baby king and red salmon, and participated in activities in avian biology, ethnobotany, and workshops on federal and state subsistence management. KYUK reporter Christine Trudeau filed this report from their campsite.

 


Newtok welcomes guests before their trip over to the new village site, Mertarvik.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Over the last month and a half, a decade-long project to move the YK Delta village of Newtok is finally beginning to take shape. KYUK’s Christine Trudeau was at the new village site last Thursday for the ribbon cutting in Mertarvik, which means “a place for water." The new community is safely above the rising water, which threatens the village of Newtok.

 

 


This weeks guest on City Corner: City Attorney Patty Burley.
ChristineTrudeau / KYUK

Bethel City Attorney Patty Burley is the guest on KYUK’s City Corner this week, where we went over the sales tax code rewrite currently on the City Council’s agenda.

 

 


A Newtok Village Council Elder gathered with financial and government stakeholders at the Mertarvik site for the ribbon cutting ceremony on August 10, 2017.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Newtok has taken a big step in its effort to relocate its entire village upriver. On Thursday, the village celebrated a ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Mertarvik village site with financial and government stakeholders in attendance. KYUK reporter Christine Trudeau was there, and she joins News Director Anna Rose MacArthur in the KYUK studios to discuss the event.

 


At the meeting last night, City Council rescinded its protest of Cezary Maczynski’s Kusko Liquor application this past February. Maczynski is pictured above at the August 8, 2017 meeting.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

At the Bethel City Council meeting on Tuesday night, Swanson’s liquor store application drew opposition in the form of a formal protest from the City. At the same meeting, a protest against Kusko Liquor’s application was officially rescinded. As Swanson’s Liquor application has not been through the conditional use permit process with the City Planning Commission yet, Council decided to issue a resolution of protest with all voting in favor except for Vice Mayor Fred Watson.

Chariton Epchook is the Chairman of the Nunavut Alaska Provisional Government, which formed last week.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

After last week’s Nunavut Alaska Constitutional Convention, concerns were raised in the community about what comes next.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


At tonight’s Bethel City Council meeting, a resolution to lift the Council’s protest on Kusko Liquor’s license application is on the agenda.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Kusko Liquor is getting a few steps closer to claiming the third and final liquor license in Bethel. At tonight’s Bethel City Council meeting, a resolution to lift the Council’s protest on Kusko Liquor’s license application is on the agenda. Put forward by Vice Mayor Fred Watson, Council will have the option to rescind the protest passed in February.

A Provisional Government was formed last Thursday at the Bethel Cultural Center. Over the last three days, and many long discussions, a treaty was signed to form the Provisional Nunavut Alaska Government to unite the 56 village tribes.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

A Provisional Government was formed last Thursday at the Bethel Cultural Center. Over the last three days, and many long discussions, a treaty was signed to form the Provisional Nunavut Alaska Government to unite the 56 village tribes in the region.

 

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