Yupik

An appeals court upheld a district court conviction of 13 Yup'ik fishermen. Photo by Shane Iverson / KYUK.

An appeals court upheld a district court conviction of 13 Yup’ik fishermen. Photo by Shane Iverson / KYUK.

The Alaska Court of Appeals has affirmed a lower court’s decision that Yup’ik fishermen who fished during a state closure should be convicted. The decision was issued today.

In 2012 the thirteen defendants, all Yup’ik Alaska Native fishermen living a subsistence lifestyle, were charged with violating the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s emergency orders restricting fishing for king salmon on the Kuskokwim River.
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The Nunalleq archeological dig naer Quinhagak in August, 2014. Photo by Charles Enoch

The Nunalleq archeological dig near Quinhagak in August, 2014. Photo by Charles Enoch

An archaeological dig near Quinhagak, in Southwest Alaska, contributed the largest set of genetic samples for a groundbreaking DNA study of Arctic indigenous people released this summer. The study answers longstanding questions about migrations of the ancient Alaska Native people, on the state’s west coast and the local people hope to learn even more about their own ancestors.

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Voters at the Lower Kuskokwim School District choosing primary election ballots on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014.

Voters at the Lower Kuskokwim School District choosing primary election ballots on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014.

A federal judge has ordered the state of Alaska to take additional steps to provide voting materials to Alaska Native voters with limited English.

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Voters at the Lower Kuskokwim School District choosing primary election ballots on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014.

Voters at the Lower Kuskokwim School District choosing primary election ballots on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014.

Attorneys have responded to the State of Alaska’s proposed plan to address a state Supreme Court order to improve translation of voting materials in Native languages before November 4th Elections.

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Voters at the Lower Kuskokwim School District choosing primary election ballots on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014.

Voters at the Lower Kuskokwim School District choosing primary election ballots on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014.

The state of Alaska is proposing several changes in how they deliver voting information to Alaska Natives whose first language is Yup’ik or Gwich’in.

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search-4Plaintiffs in a voting rights lawsuit are reacting to news that a Federal Court Judge has ruled in their favor. Wednesday a judge ruled that the State of Alaska violated the Voting Rights Act by failing to provide translations into Native languages.

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An uluaq with a blade made of slate, and a still in tact wooden handle was one of many priceless treasures on display at the Qanirtuuq building on Quinhagak. Photo by Charles/KYUK.

An “uluaq” with a blade made of slate with a wooden handle. Photo by Charles/KYUK

An archeological excavation highlights ancient Yup’ik culture near Quinhagak.

Archeologists and students from the University of Alberdeen in Scotland say they’ve uncovered significant artifacts in a large dig outside Quinhagak in Western Alaska.
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YKHC Layoffs Begin

by Daysha Eaton on June 2, 2014

YKHC consists of a regional hospital in Bethel, nine regional facilities and 47 village clinics. The corporation employs around 1,500 people and has an annual payroll of 70 million dollars.

YKHC consists of a regional hospital in Bethel, nine regional facilities and 47 village clinics.

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation started handing out pink slips Monday. Switchboard operator, Hilary Jung, says she went into work for her noon shift and was called into an office by managers.

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Kiaku taryaqviit nalliitni umgumallerkaa amlleret yuut assiilkaat, il’aitlu cingumaluku. Waten piyaqlian ayagnirluku taryaqviit nalliitni amlleret ayuqellerkaa nalluat. Qaluneklu atungellerkaq capernakluku maani qaunek atuyuitellruata. Natalia Berlin-aq Nunapicuarmiu Yuukaq waten qanerkangqellruuq, “Neq’liqngaitellilriit, neqcetuut-qaa qalutgun? Caperrnarquq!”
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Facing the possibility of a total closure of the King salmon fishery this summer and new dip-net openings, people from the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta are speaking up on all sides of the issue.

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