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Christine Trudeau

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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.

Expect water and sewer delivery delays for now. That’s according to Bethel City Manager Peter Williams. State officials are starting to enforce weight limits on the city’s water and sewer trucks.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

Expect water and sewer delivery delays for now. That’s according to Bethel City Manager Peter Williams. State officials are starting to enforce weight limits on the city’s water and sewer trucks.

 

 


There was no action taken by the City Council Tuesday night on allowing composting toilets because the city's Energy Committee says that it's not needed.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

 

There was no action taken by the City Council Tuesday night on allowing composting toilets because the city's Energy Committee says that it is not needed. After the issue bounced back and forth between the Council and the Committee for two years, it has been determined that there is no need to amend the City Code.

 

The Bethel City Council has decided to invite Alaska Commercial Company's leadership to meet with the city administration.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

  

The Bethel City Council has decided to invite Alaska Commercial Company's leadership to meet with the city administration. While most Council members had no objections to moving forward with the meeting, some still wanted to make it clear that they’re not budging on their protest against AC’s liquor license renewal with the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board.

 

The Yukon Kuskokwim Fitness Center plans to start its first free women’s self-defense classes on April 28th.
Courtesy of the Yukon Kuskokwim Fitness Center

  

The Yukon Kuskokwim Fitness Center plans to start its first free women’s self-defense classes on April 28th. Fitness Center Manager Stacy Reardon thanked the city and the Community Action Grant Committee Tuesday evening for the $1,300 awarded for the self-defense training.

 

Those traveling the ice road need to continue to take caution. According to an update by Bethel Search and Rescue's Mark Leary on Monday, “the ice road has been closed at Coffee’s Bend, 10 miles below Lower Kalskag.” Picture taken Monday, April 9, 2018.
Mark Leary / Bethel Search & Rescue

Those traveling the ice road need to continue to take caution. According to an update by Bethel Search and Rescue's Mark Leary on Monday, “the ice road has been closed at Coffee’s Bend, 10 miles below Lower Kalskag.”

 

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.
KRBD

 

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.
CREDIT COURTESY OF CLAIRE RICHARDSON.

 

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.

 

 


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