For the first time, there are indications of community spread of the coronavirus occurring in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta
Tuberculosis hit rural Alaska hard during the first half of the 20th century, and generations of Alaska Natives were separated from their culture while they were in hospitals recovering; some never returned.
The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation reports that less than 60% of passengers who arrive at Bethel’s airport are volunteering for testing. The city has plans to try to increase that number to 100%.
Gabby Hiestand-Salgado, a Jesuit Volunteer working at KYUK, came up with the idea of making a film of people dancing to the same Yup’ik song from wherever they were hunkering down during the pandemic. The two Blanchett brothers, Phillip and Steven, and their band, Pamyua, were quick to help. The chosen song, Tarvarnauramken, is a…
The health corporation has been offering testing free to all arriving passengers since April 23, but fewer than half have agreed to take them.
Officers explained that the reason Kwethluk VPOs don’t carry firearms is a lack of funding
Their chances of survival on the unnamed island are low
Kaylee King doesn’t have internet. She’s limited to calling teachers by phone and asking questions. The former excellent student is working hard just to keep up.
A village is in lockdown until further notice after a second case of COVID-19 was confirmed in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.
Four girls are suing the Lower Kuskokwim School District, alleging that it didn’t properly follow up on multiple complaints of sexual misconduct by a former Bethel elementary school principal.