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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.

At a criminal justice reform and behavioral health panel, community officials spoke with two state health boards, bringing them up to date on current conditions here in Bethel on May 17, 2017. Pictured here are Alaska State Trooper Jerry Evan (left) and A
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Two State health care boards and local health and public safety officials discussed the general conditions that have been facing Bethel's behavioral health institutions. The discussion was part of an ongoing three-day meeting for the two state health boards, which wrapped up on Thursday.

 


Tuesday kicked off a three-day state behavioral health board meeting, held at the Bethel Cultural Center. Kate Burkhart is the Executive Director of the Alaska Mental Health Board and a meeting organizer.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

 

Tuesday kicked off a three-day state behavioral health board meeting, held at the Bethel Cultural Center. Kate Burkhart is the Executive Director of the Alaska Mental Health Board and a meeting organizer. KYUK sat down with Burkhart at the Red Basket restaurant to recap the first day after hearing public comment.   


The seal will not only elevate the Yup’ik language among the nineteen other languages with the bi-literacy seal, but also elevate Yugtun speakers across the nation. Pictured here is an image of the seal, how it will appear on high school diplomas.
Joy Shantz / Lower Kuskokwim School District

Last month, the Lower Kuskokwim School District announced that a seal of biliteracy might be available for Yup’ik, or Yugtun, speakers, possibly as early as by the end of this school year. Yugtun is the proper way of saying the Yup'ik language. The seal is a mark of equal proficiency in written and oral language skills both in English and Yugtun. The seal will not only elevate the Yup’ik language among the 19 other languages with the biliteracy seal, but also elevate Yugtun speakers across the nation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


State health boards will be holding panels and presentations open to the public, May 16 through 19 in Bethel. Naloxone kits, pictured here, are being distributed statewide to reverse opioid overdoses. The Alaska Opioid Task Force will provide an update.
Katie Basile / KYUK

Tuesday through Thursday, May 18, the Alaska Mental Health Board and the Advisory Board on Alcohol and Drug Abuse will be holding panels and presentations open to the public.

Friends and family of KLA students packed the Yupiit Piciryarait Cultural Center on Saturday, May 13, 2017 to watch a slideshow featuring the recent graduates.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

Over the weekend, 21 students picked up the diplomas they earned at the Kuskokwim Learning Academy (KLA). These are all students that needed extra help to graduate high school. On Saturday, friends and family crowded in the Bethel Cultural Center to watch as each graduate spoke about their experience in a unique commencement ceremony that flowed from Yup'ik to English and back again. Here is a snapshot of KLA's 2017 graduation.


On May 11, 2017, Bethel City Planning Director Ted Meyers (2nd to the right), presents Staff Report on State Senator Hoffman's "Blue Sky Estates" subdivision proposal.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

The Bethel Planning Commission has approved with conditions Sen. Lyman Hoffman’s preliminary proposal for a residential project called Blue Sky Estates. But much still needs to be resolved before approval would be final. The proposed subdivision of 82 lots would wrap like a horseshoe around Larson subdivision and sit on 22 acres of land.

Bethel City Council member, Leif Albertson, visits the site of a proposed Air Quality Monitoring System behind AC on May 10, 2017. Albertson believes the monitoring system could eventually lead to better air quality for Bethel citizens.
Christine Trudeau / KYUK

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation is looking to establish a lease agreement with the City of Bethel to set up an air quality monitoring system.The state funded project is part of an effort to collect better data on what’s in our air.

 


Tundra surrounding Larson Subdivision, and proposed site for Senator Hoffman's "Blue Sky Estates" subdivision.
Dean Swope / KYUK

State Senator and Bethel resident Lyman Hoffman is reviving his effort to develop a subdivision on his native allotment near the Bethel airport. The proposed “Blue Sky Estates” would wrap around Larson Subdivision.

Mike Simon, of Hooper Bay, works on a computer during a class titled S-290 Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior on Wednesday, May 10th, 2017. The class is part of the Alaska Crew Boss Academy at the Alaska Fire Service on Fort Wainwright, in Fairbanks.
Tim Mowry / Alaska Division of Forestry

State and Federal fire agencies have teamed up to sponsor leadership training for firefighters from the YK Delta this month. The training is the Alaska Interagency Crew Boss Academy and is held once every two years. During a two-week intensive session, firefighters hone skills in leadership, radio, weather, risk assessment, safety, structure protection and using GPS and maps.

City Council member Fred Watson has been appointed the new Vice Mayor of Bethel, May 9, 2017.
Katie Basile / KYUK

City Council member Fred Watson has been appointed the new Vice Mayor of Bethel. The appointment was made at Tuesday's City Council meeting with all Council members in attendance. Watson won the vote five to two, against Council member Leif Albertson.

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