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Allanivik Hotel Closing

by Adrian Wagner on April 15, 2016

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The Allanivik Hotel is closing today after months of public unrest surrounding its revenue and plans for the hotel’s future.

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Photo courtesy of Google Maps.

Photo courtesy of Google Maps.

A large tractor has fallen into the Tuntutuliak River near the village of the same name. Now local residents are concerned it could contaminate their water source.

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Executive council of the Association of Village Council President's 51st annual conference, Oct. 2015. (Photo by Dean Swope/ KYUK)

Executive council of the Association of Village Council President’s 51st annual conference, Oct. 2015. (Photo by Dean Swope/ KYUK)

Update: This story has been updated with information from AVCP’s 2015 Annual Report.

The Allanivik Hotel and adjoining Mud Hut restaurant will close their doors April 15. The Association of Village Council Presidents operates the establishment and announced the shutdown Wednesday. Read more →

Fili's Pizza. (Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.)

Fili’s Pizza. (Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.)

Next month, Bethel could hold its first restaurant liquor license in decades. March 6 marks the final day Bethel City Council can protest the Fili’s Pizza liquor license application. The council rejected that action at Tuesday’s regularly scheduled meeting, its final meeting before the protest deadline. Read more →

Lucy Williams, Tribal Court Administrator for Akiak, talking with tribal and non-tribal entities about VAWA. (Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.)

Lucy Williams, Tribal Court Administrator for Akiak, talking with tribal and non-tribal entities about VAWA. (Photo by Dean Swope / KYUK.)

The first day of the Violence Against Women Act, or VAWA, training began Monday in Bethel. The three-day session marks the first VAWA training in the state since Alaska’s Attorney General, Craig Richards, issued an opinion last summer that law enforcement must uphold tribal protection orders the same as state orders.

Tribal and non-tribal judicial and law enforcement officials from across the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta and other areas of the state have gathered to understand how VAWA applies to Alaska Native communities and to create a dialogue between tribal and non-tribal entities on enforcing protection orders across jurisdictions. Read more →

Monique Vondall-Rieke, AVCP Tribal Justice Center Director, with a map of the YK Delta. Photo by Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK.

Monique Vondall-Rieke, AVCP Tribal Justice Center Director, with a map of the YK Delta. Photo by Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK.

Today in Bethel starts the first training  in Alaska on the Violence Against Women Act, or VAWA, since Alaska Attorney General Craig Richards issued the opinion last summer that law enforcement agencies must uphold tribal protection orders the same as state orders. Read more →

Logo courtesy AVCP.

Logo courtesy AVCP.

The Association of Village Council Presidents, or AVCP, has filed a more than $75,000 lawsuit against a software development company for allegedly not providing full services paid for.

AVCP filed the lawsuit in late November against HEAT Software, Inc., a California-based merger company that specializes in management software for businesses.
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Monique Vondall-Rieke, AVCP Tribal Justice Center Director, with a map of the YK Delta. Photo by Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK.

Monique Vondall-Rieke, AVCP Tribal Justice Center Director, with a map of the YK Delta. Photo by Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK.

An Alaska non-profit wants to do something new—set up courts for about one-fourth of Alaska’s tribes. The Association of Village Council Presidents, or AVCP, is a nonprofit representing 56 villages across the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, and they want each village to develop its own tribal court. Before they can do that, AVCP has to develop a model for something that has never existed.

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Bea Kristovich at her home in Bethel. Photo by Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK.

Bea Kristovich at her home in Bethel. Photo by Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK.

Last month Bea Kristovich of the native village of Napaimute became the first woman to be elected second traditional chief of the Association of Village Council Presidents, or AVCP.

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AVCP is a non-profit organization representing 56 villages across the YK Delta.

The traditional chief acts as a figurehead, opening meetings, saying prayers and offering traditional knowledge and guidance. The second chief takes over when the first chief, currently Peter Moore of the Native Village of Emmonak, can no longer perform his duties.

Host Anna Rose MacArthur talked with Kristovich at her home in Bethel about her election, how she would like to see the responsibility of traditional chief evolve, and the changing role of women in the region.

Delta Affairs Weekly airs every Friday at 11:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Bea Kristovich is the first woman Traditional Chief of AVCP. Photo courtesy of Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK.

Bea Kristovich is the first woman traditional chief of AVCP. Photo- Anna Rose MacArthur / KYUK.

In a historical election Bea Kristovich is the first woman to be elected traditional chief of the Association of Village Council Presidents. Read more →