With post offices closed in Kwethluk and Pilot Station, some aren’t able to get the medical supplies they need to maintain their health.
After a decades-long process, the state wants to wrap up the acquisition of land for that road and is prepared to use the force of law if necessary.
Navajo homes, much like those in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, can be small and crowded. When someone gets infected with COVID-1, the Navajo Nation springs into action to isolate them from the rest of the family.
The Eek mandate orders everyone in the village to remain home and prohibits socializing with people from other households.
In a remote community like St. Paul Island, disruptions of daily social interactions can be especially devastating.
The Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta’s health corporation says the region’s rising COVID-19 surge could soon overwhelm the local health care system.
“Everyone at first was perplexed, like, ‘What is it? Is it a fox? Is it a weasel? Is it a mink? Like, what could this be?’”
In 2003, Emily Nanouk noticed a strange smell and dead vegetation between her property and the abandoned North River Relay Station.
With recent high case numbers, regional health officials say naming villages would encourage people to take more precautions.
Humans have found their way to St. Matthew from time to time — but none for very long.